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Have you used the e-Learning Planning Framework?

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Started by Karen Spencer 15 Feb 2012 4:01pm () Replies (27)

You may have seen that the revised version of the e-Learning Planning Framework, with supporting examples, resources and possible way to use it, has been published on Enabling e-Learning on TKI, under Professional Learning.

Tessa and I also ran a workshop at the Learning@School conference last month, where we talked with many school leaders about the different ways they planned for the development and use of ICTs in their school. We looked at ways in which a principal or school leader might manage an audit or review, using the framework as a roadmap.

Several people at the session wanted to talk further about this, so here we are: are you using the framework? Have you got any suggestions for other schools about how it could be used as part of planning and review? 


  • Megan Clotworthy (View all users posts) 13 Nov 2012 4:05pm ()

    The elearning framework has been a powerful tool to enable our school to work towards devising our strategic plan.  The leadership team unpacked what the four phases looked like and then focused on the five dimensions. As I am aware may be the issue with many other schools, we were well on the way towards extending with our technologies and infrastructure, but are still at the emerging or engaging stages for the other dimensions.  The document is useful in guiding teams through next steps and priorities.  It is also a useful tool to inform staff of our current position and where we are heading. It has been helpful for our school as we plan to embark on a challenging journey of professional development in elearning next year, and this document really highlights the need for it.

  • Cleonie Whyte (View all users posts) 12 Nov 2012 9:54pm ()

    I really love this and our kura is going to have a go next year on our TOD for planning with ICT.  Thanks very much for all the comments I am sure it will be a success.

  • Sharon Thrupp (View all users posts) 09 Nov 2012 2:47pm ()

    We have implemented our first digital classroom this year and started from base level really. Discovering the e-learning framework has been great. We have used it to pull together all the relevant dimensions in implementation from teaching through to infrasturcture reviewing each term and planning next steps in each dimension. I have useed the profile for Board reporting and applications overseas for further funding as well as delivery to funders here. A great tool.

  • denis pyatt (View all users posts) 08 Nov 2012 1:52pm ()

    Hi Judi. I read the other day that by the year 2014 more than 80% of internet connections world wide will be through mobile devices. The significance of that for all our schools is going to be huge!

  • Judi Lawrence (View all users posts) 05 Nov 2012 1:01pm ()

    Useful tools:

    • e-learning website framework on line
    • case studies available on line
    • video/webinar's available to learn abou the framework
    • VLN sites like this to keep people connected throughout the country about what and How their school is progressing.    
  • Judi Lawrence (View all users posts) 05 Nov 2012 12:55pm ()

    Our school has encouraged trialling of ideas within classrooms where teachers whose e-life is entrenched with the brave new world. They are passionately applying e-learning to their teaching and learning experience and gaining feedback from pupils. They have been critical to the senior leadership/management and BOT"s increased awareness of the immense possibilities and opportunities available in education to use new technology for educational purposes. The world & future of our pupils is vastly different to anyone over 40' world. This work has provided the necessary foundation for any infra-structure & capital investment to be for the right purposes: to enhance educational outcomes. From those trials the school has been studying the e-learning framework and priortising future needs; currently we have just had the education e-learning consultants working in our school to provide recommendations. Helping ALL staff embrace a new learning world will be a challenge to embrace the world's cool tools fpr the best learning environment.   

  • Justine Driver (View all users posts) 04 Oct 2012 3:36pm ()

    Thanks Chrissie for a really easy to understand portrayal of how you have used the eLPF - the links to the documents appear to lead back to the VLN and don't open.  I'd find it really useful if these could be available - the example of the eLPF report is very easy to read and the colour coding is excellent.  I'd be interested in the first 2 docs - if you could email me: justined@pakurangaheights.school.nz I'd really appreciate it, so that I could adapt to my context rather than reinvent the wheel. Great sharing!

  • Amanda OConnell (View all users posts) 10 Sep 2012 10:31am ()

    Thanks Chrissie. Your method makes a lot of sense when working with a larger group!

  • Chrissie Butler (View all users posts) 06 Sep 2012 11:46pm ()

    Here's another example of using the e-Learning Planning Framework in a whole school self review context:

    This workshop/self review session was with 28 teachers at a staff meeting. Prior to the session a number of 1:1 or a small group F2F meeting had taken place to build relationships and a shared understanding of the e-Learning Planning Framework (eLPF).

    Room set up

    6 table groups of 5.

    On 5 tables:

    • 2x A3 copies of one dimension of the eLPF on each table (each table had a different dimension).
    • 1x A4 copy of eLPF recording sheet highlighted for related dimension as an example of how to fill it in, as shown below.

    e-Learning Planning Framework activity


    • 5x A4 blank copies of the eLPF recording sheet
    • 5 brightly coloured felt tips in light colours
    On one table:
    • 30 copies of a Teacher Belief survey
    • 5 brightly coloured felt tips in light colours 


    Digital mihi and short intro supported with slides to Blended e-Learning, PLD, why us (the school), why now and the eLPF (20 minutes).


    Each teacher on the 5 eLPF tables, invited to mark a blank A4 eLPF recording sheet with a symbol of their own choosing to negate getting them mixed up over the hour. This ensured data remained anonymous but was identifiable to the teacher during the session.

    Each eLPF table group looked at the A3 dimension on their table. Discussed together, backing up with real examples where each teacher individually saw their "whole school" alligning with the eLPF. Marked responses on eLPF recording sheet, as in the example on the table. If teacher thought "pre-emerging" a more fitting phase, then marked in "emerging" but drew arrow to the left. Teachers also invited to write any clarifying comments on the sheets.

    Teacher Belief table. Read thro survey. Discuss the survey and complete individually.

    After 10 minutes, we rotated the resources around the room, but the teachers kept hold of their own recording sheets.

    Each rotation 5 groups worked on a dimension and one worked on the Teacher Belief Survey.


    Debrief and staff shared some general feedback and personal observations.

    Collating data

    Following the session, I collated the data. See a fictious example below.

    To collate the data:
    • Set up a Survey Monkey and uploaded each recording sheet and any accompanying comments. Included a pre-emerging column.
    • Uploaded the percentages collated by Survey Monkey into the eLPF databook
    • As the pre-emerging data was so significant, uploaded the data for each dimension into a separate chart in Keynote.
    • Added the NZCER pilot eLPF databook results to the Keynote and a couple of extra slides so the the info could easily be shared with BOT or staff.
    • Collated the text comments separately to share F2F.

    Docs I would use again:


  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 28 Aug 2012 11:28am ()

    Check out the latest Gazette article, First-time principal embraces Blended e-Learning which profiles the work Anne Sturgess (National Blended e-Learning facilitator) is doing with first time principal, Angelique Bidois in Matata Public School - as part of the e-Learning professional development for schools.

    The article also showcases the pivotal role the e-Learning Planning Framework has had - "...to scaffold their learning and development in e-learning."

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