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  • Kerry Jenner 14 Nov 2012 10:28pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    I'm very interested in the BYOD debate. There are the obvious pros and cons - and the fears around the cons. I'd love to read notes from folk working in schools wioth BYOD to leanr more from how and what you have experienced. It seems an inevitable move - rather a matter of when for secondary schools and maybe others as well. 

  • Kerry Jenner 14 Nov 2012 10:21pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    HI David. For certain there are now a few generations who have used e-learning at uni, and had decades of computer use (what was that boxy Apple our kids played Sonic the Hedgehog on? and a prize for the parents who can still hum the tune...) and I'm pleased to see recognition of e-learning out of the education setting as well. It feels a bit like a lead group in a race - each one spurring the others to go even faster as so many groups in the community upskill over and over to cope with the ITC advancement in their own fields. 

    I beleive that the leader no more has to lead by expert knowledge in this field as any other. However, she/he does have to lead by being open minded, allowing expertsand real enthusiasts to carry responsibility - while actively supporting in terms of finance, as well as voice. Staff need to expereince the principal opening the door for these people to lead the rest through. 

  • Kerry Jenner 11 Nov 2012 1:40pm () in Turning Resistance into Co operation

    e-learning - motivate change? Words like resistance to change, challenge to change can be a bit scary. Where is the mutual respect and collaboration when we become evangelical and see others fear, as resistance, even it it manifests in this way? Sometimes looking at the needs of learners is less scary to teachers than someone focusing on the teacher's own professional need, or capability. Recently I came across an artilce in the Listener - about the MOOCs and other ways that tertiary institutions globally are creating ways for all sorts of learners to access education. It was riveting! If ever there was an articel that could inspire teachers who are focussed on learners need - it was this one. I highly recommend finding it and reading it. If we want our learners to have life access to learning (and who doesn't aspire to this?) we need to face fears, not for us, but for our learners. It is sharing this kind of motivation with teachers that can become collaborative as it brings out the best intentions we have together as educators.