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Including e-Learners (students) in the VLN

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Started by Jeanette Hinerangi Eruera Murphy 04 Apr 2011 9:12pm () Replies (8)

I have set up a sub space for the e-Learners Team at Putauaki (under Putauaki Primary) and would like students to contribute to discussion, blogs, upload/embed info of relevance etc.

Three e-Learners signed on via google today, however have been advised to wait 24 hours until their membership has been accepted.

Please advise what is the best way to have them included on the VLN.  Do they need to set up individual profiles as well?

Your help here is most appreciated.


  • Glen (View all users posts) 04 Apr 2011 9:30pm ()

    Hi Jeanette

    Can you just clarify if it is a group where students are contributing to PD type discussions around elearning, or is it a group where the students are more traditional 'learners' taking part in lessons? There may be a couple of different options depending on what the focus is - hope this makes sense.


  • Jeanette Hinerangi Eruera Murphy (View all users posts) 04 Apr 2011 10:02pm ()

    Hi Glen

    I work alongisde a group of Y6-Y8 e-Learners one day a week.  This group is made up of 3-4 students from three different classes at Putauaki Primary.

    Our intention for this thinking and learning space is that e-Learners contribute and critically reflect asynchronously (at school and at home) to online discussion in a PD sense (and also around e-learning) initially posted by myself as their e-Learning Facilitator, the School Principal,  their 'home' teachers and other members-educators who have already joined this group.  One would hope that there comes a point where they are leading the discussion questions/topics.

    Hope this clarifies our 'trial' need.



  • Glen (View all users posts) 05 Apr 2011 8:41am ()

    If students register on the VLN with an email address that ends with .school.nz then their accounts will be approved straight away - otherwise, although it says 24 hours, they will generally be approved the same day - unfortunately we have to have this approval step to stop spam users. 

  • Jeanette Hinerangi Eruera Murphy (View all users posts) 05 Apr 2011 8:52am ()

    Hi again Glen

    I am fine with the approval process. 

    As per my inital question...Could you please advise what the suggested set up is for this group of students.   Do they need to set up individual profiles as well?

    Regards Jeanette

  • Glen (View all users posts) 05 Apr 2011 8:55am ()

    They should set up individual profiles, but you obviously need to keep cyber safety in mind as far as what level of detail they have in their profiles, and who the profile info is visible to - you will see on the profile page that you can specify who is allowed to see each part of the profile.

  • Jeanette Hinerangi Eruera Murphy (View all users posts) 05 Apr 2011 9:03am ()

    Hi again Glen

    Thanks for your feedback.  The e-Learners know that this is a professional network space and my role as their facilitator is to also maintain cyber safety and social media etiquette.

    Regards Jeanette.

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