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  • Alastair David Drayton 04 Nov 2012 2:17pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    The frame work is superb and it makes a leader ponder where they are in relation to the framwork, its phases and dimensions. At our school we look to be emerging in some aspects and look to move in to engaging. Setting up the conditions to allow that to occur is a challenge. Giving the staff the skills and challenging them to rethink their approach to teaching and learning involving technology can be daunting for a lot of staff. We have conditions set for BYOD to roll out and now its a matter of best practice around that. Having forums is a great aid and being innovative and a risk taker should be encouraged in staff in all curriculum areas. Getting the buy in  is the greatest hurdle. 

    For planning the framework gives the school a tool to analyse where it is and then forces it to think about how best to move forward.

  • Alastair David Drayton 01 Nov 2012 9:17pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    There are a wide range of ICT skills not just in the staff. Students also have a wide range of skills and availability and access to ICT. As a classroom teacher upskilling and having a go at using el learning can be daunting for some staff. Certainly teaching and learning  is changing rapidly and the use of elearning inclass and as a tool for all hours is an intriguing aspect of 21st century education. It's interesting to see how BYOD will evolve in that if you set up a wireless net work and encourage BYOD will that create an inequity amongst students? The rich v the poor who can't afford new apples ipods, samung galaxy or tablets or laptops. Some students in rural areas still have limited internet access at home.  so the flip the classroom approach of putting lessons in the cloud or sending students information before class to learn at home and using class time working on the content would suit urban students not all rural students. 

    Setting the framework and structure in place and then having the staff develop the skills and work in PPL groups might be an approach to have a successful elearning community. Certainly at our school a large number of students are regular users of moodle for accessing data.