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  • Alison Tuck 15 Nov 2013 8:06pm () in 2013: Leadership and strategic planning for e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 14

    Hi Helen

    You make some really good points that resonate with my experience at school. A number of our students appear to be digitally savvy, but when it comes to using that knowledge for learning, it appears there are some holes in their experience. The equity of access issue is quite large for our school, and even though we have evidence that 85% of our families can acces the internet, it would appear that this is not typical of the home situation. For students doing digital at home is not so easy. That of course has implications for what staff may want them to do in their own time. We had an LMS system which is now defunct. Staff have lost their enthusiasm and the last two years of professional learning seems to have been wasted. We were riding the wave, but now it seems we have to start all over again. This becomes quite frustrating and we lose the good will of staff.

  • Alison Tuck 15 Nov 2013 7:39pm () in Growing leadership of e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 - Resourcing

    It is good to hear of another school who has gone down the professional learning time path. We too take time as a staff on a Wednesday from 2.45 p.m. There are a number of professional learning times in this slot, including co-construction meetings for Te Kotahitanga, but there is a real desire on the part of the staff to explore ICT and e-learning. A number of our staff would prefer not to fail in front of students, it can have such a detrimental effect on relationships. Howver, it is always good to identify a "tech angel" in your class that you can rely on to save the day if it all goes pear-shaped. We have a number of staff strong in e-learning and they have been invaluable in passing on their expertise. It seems to be a long road, but the staff have set off on the journey with some enthusiasm.

  • Alison Tuck 15 Nov 2013 7:31pm () in Growing leadership of e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 - Resourcing

    That's a really good question Sean. We have started on our BYOD journey, but we are still making baby steps. Our key concern as a leadership team is about equty within our school community. It is really diverse, so for some students the move to BYOD would not be an issue, we know that for others there would be a major challenge. So our work is about making it an even playing field for all. Community consultation is going to be an important component.