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The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

Started by Karen Spencer 31 Jul 2012 9:14pm () Replies (309)

NAPP logoHaere mai to all NAPP akonga! Welcome to the Enabling e-Learning: Leadership group, and to this kōrero, exploring how we might use the e-Learning Planning Framework to help our schools develop future-focused learning for a digital world. On behalf of the Blended e-Learning team and our wider community, I hope you'll enjoy rich discussion over the coming weeks.Laughing

 How do you know what your school needs, in terms of using ICTs for effective learning? Where do you start to plan?

The e-Learning Planning Framework (English-medium), developed by Te Toi Tupu on behalf of the Ministry of Education, offers a roadmap to

  • support schools to review where they are, 
  • prioritise where they might go next, and 
  • plan the steps to get there.

The framework is supported by examples and resources for leaders and teachers, not least of which is the Enabling e-Learning hub on TKI and the VLN.  Have a look at this video below that unpacks the key ideas, and browse the links above.

What aspects of the framework look useful for your school - and why? How might you use it for planning?


  • Janet McCarroll (View all users posts) 30 Oct 2013 11:31pm ()

    The ELPF will support me in my role as Deputy Principal returning to school after a three term Teachers Study Award, completeing my Masters with a Thesis based on 'Student Self Reporting in the On Line Environment', through Curtin University, Perth.

    The framework will support and guide our school's Strategic Planning, and my role in the Senior Leadreship Team.

    Enabling eLearning will be my core Curriculum and Assessment driver. Having spent my study award reading a wide variety of current research on eLearning in relation to effective assessment and reporting, I am excited to return to school, to innovate the ideas I have developed through the wonderful opportunity of my Study Leave. This sabbatical has been such a rich and rewarding opportunity to reflect, learn and grow my educative purpose. I am utterly concinced as to the potentail eLearning can have on improving studernt learning outcomes. My new understandings and the research data I haver collected in our school ( both quatitative and qualatative with focus grouos of teachers, student a and parents), clearly indicates that the students, tecahers, and parents all see the potential of eLearning. What the research did alsoidentify were the barriers to full steam ahead with eLearning, incorporating rich eportfolios of student and teacher learning, based on feedback and reflection. Feedback from the student to the teacher, around artefacts of learning, using rubrics or standards to reflect against, clear Learning Intentions, co constructed criteria, a supportive environment, the confident use of assessment language, student agency and the confidence which comes from a student empowered through the 'assessment capability process' to know where they are at with their learning, where to next and how to get there. 

    I see the ELPF as a superb resource to work with staff, collaboratively developing the where to next for eLearning at our school. Sustainability of eLearning as the core concept, taking the next steps built on the rich foundations already achieved.

    The school hass invested in hardware, iPADS during my time on study leave. The challenge will be to maintain focus on the 'why', the purpose, the startgic goals, the research. As we have achieved so much with limited hardware, over the last 7 years, without the bells and whistles or the hardware and software 'bling'.

    My role in the SLT as Curriculum and Assessment Leader will be to maintain th efocus on the educative purpose. The ELPF will provide superb support. The timing couldn't be better!

  • Geraldine Sumner (View all users posts) 30 Oct 2013 1:46pm ()

    What is surprising is the rate in which technology grows. My school revamped out ICT plan three years ago with 5 priorities. Now three years on and $100,000 dollars later we are looking a different aspect. We purchased a new server, laptops for teachers, upgraded software, new office computers, COW for the senior rooms, wireless internet. Now we are purchasing I-Pads, SNUP upgrade, BOYD, looking at I-cloud technology, how to get around data caps etc. We have completed 4/5 priorities, but have another 4 in just three years! Where will we be in the next three years? We are working with Diane Mills and have made huge steps forward and thankful to be on the e-learning development. Without it we would not be as far forward.

  • Hine Viskovich (View all users posts) 29 Sep 2013 8:31pm ()

    Sustainablitity and sharing knowledge is key to integrating ICT technologies across the school. At the moment we have a wide range to teacher skills in ict and bringing us all up to a certain standard would be great. We have a lead teacher who is really savvy with technologies and has ended up being the "go to" person when others come across glitches or problems. Now the teachers are saying the knowledge needs to be shared and they are keen to learn. I have heard Tkky brekkies are a good start, and the lead teacher is thinking about running workshops and clinics. We had an expoert come and do some PD on windows 8 recently, he showed us some wonderful exemplars of what students and teachers have done, unfortunately once he had gone it all fades to memory, we all get busy and we dont have time to explore and learn new things. One success we did have was when we introduced Interactive Whiteboards into the classroom. at each staff meeting each teacher would take a turn sharing something they had created or learned for the first 20 mins. This kept everyone engaged in developing their skills without it being too onorous. Once practices became embedded and everyone achieved a level of independence we did not have to do the work shops anymore. Maybe we shoul use this same model for integrating other digital tools.

  • liz Stevenson (View all users posts) 01 Mar 2013 3:24pm ()

    A good resource for getting a big picture understanding of the implications and possibilities around e-learning is Innovate - Collective Wisdom from Innovative Schools. by Sean Tierney. It pulls together thinking from a wide range of educational leaders in a visually appealing way. It was actually written by 400 people in 4 days - a nice example of the power of collaboration that the e-learning offers.

  • Scott Symes (View all users posts) 01 Mar 2013 2:59pm ()

    Hi everybody looking for some support around developing my e-learning teams knowledge around 'What is e-learning?' I have been looking for some quality readings or clips that explore this topic so we can all get a shared understanding of what we want to achieve. If theres anyone who can reccommend a 'teacher friendly' reading or clips that would support this concept I would be very grateful

  • Linda Ireton (View all users posts) 29 Nov 2012 5:00pm ()

    Hi Tracey and Lou

    Tracey I love what you have done regarding bringing the PCs into the classroom and making a creative space where the PCs were. I will be bringing that up with our staff. Like you, I think it is so important to have the technology in the classroom as a part of the learning environment.

    Lou something our school has been involved with, through the council, is the Computers in Homes programme. We made our old ICT suite available and families who attended the course (basic computer skills, I think it was 8 weeks long) then got to take a computer home for their family. I think your idea of opening up an ICT area in the school, for families, is great.



  • Geoff Childs (View all users posts) 20 Nov 2012 3:53pm ()

    An interesting link to an article that looks at soending on ICT in UK schools and the impact, or lack of, that it has had in rising learning and student acheivement.


    It covers many of the ponts made in the discussions in Korero 16. 

  • Ruth Mahupuku-Kelly (View all users posts) 19 Nov 2012 8:27pm ()

    After reading your post John It has made me realise just haow much more we as a school need to do strategically to ensure that e-learning has a more promonent focus within our school. It is imperative that e-learning is sustained and all practices and procedures are transparent so that it doesn't rely on a single person to ensure that "it" happens. Sometimes it feels that as a schoo we take 2 steps forward and 1 step back. This is not a desirable learning environment for students and staff alike.

    many questions to ponder and answers to reflect on.

  • Dave Russell (View all users posts) 18 Nov 2012 1:28pm ()

    How do you know what your school needs, in terms of using ICTs for effective learning? Where do you start to plan?

    We are a rural secondary school of 600 students We have had the normal barriers thrown up as reasons for not advancing with our e – learning/ICT development such as:

    • Student access – a proportion of our students are still on dial up and/or don’t have access to a computer/devices at home.

    We have discussed this and as a school have decided that we cannot stop moving forward with our technology planning and implementation just because of access issues for some of our students or we will be left behind with the technology advancements. Obviously this throws up issues of equity for students and this must form part of planning.

    • Students will misuse the devices in school.

    We have decided that again just because some will choose to use them inappropriately cannot stop us from allowing others to have access to using them. It is just another learning opportunity as it gives students the opportunity to learn appropriate use in a monitored environment  - unlike the current unmonitored environment most are functioning in at the moment.

    This framework is a fantastic tool to provide structure to planning of our e-learning. It ensures that the questions that need to be asked are considered and we will definitely use this as a template to develop of technology plan.

    Some things we must consider in planning:

    • Not all students are ‘digital natives’
    • Just because students have access does not mean they are learning – careful planning around the thinking and pedagogy when using technology is vital – it cannot just replace paper
    • How do we engage those students who find technology ‘boring’ (they are out there!). We must be careful not to develop a group of students who are ‘illiterate’ in the use of computers.
  • John Maguire (View all users posts) 17 Nov 2012 8:48pm ()

    TKI ‘E Learning Planning Frame Work’ – How this could Guide the next steps toward e learning in our school!

    We are fortunate to be in a school over time has strategically planned & invested heavily in upgrading the infrastructure that provides wireless, high speed connectivity in all classrooms, plus student and teacher areas such as cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium and student/teacher work spaces (basically where ever you are at school).

    All staff are well resourced with Lap top / wireless access and we as staff are this year completing a school wide IT PD contract – you might say all staff are now quite proficient with the use of computer technologies for teaching (resource development, presentation of resources for learning, online attendance registers, student management systems, mark books, Koodle, reporting, email, facebook……and so on.

     Students are able to access wireless on a BYOD + COWS, 1 class set IPad basis and are really well connected within the college. Some staff within learning areas is using online mediums effectively within their learning programs to communicate and collaborate with students successfully.

    However as a school we need now step further and explore / ask questions – why we should now step up to e learning? what e leaning could look like?, and particularly how e learning could develop student learning across all curriculum learning areas?

    Our 2013 strategic plan identifies that staff within their curriculum learning area will explore and develop strategies for e learning (develop self use of e learning strategy and processes eg E portfolio for resource and reflection……. and as a school / community we develop our shared vision for e learning within the college.

    I have not heard the leaders of our IT strategic plan mention the TKI ‘E Learning Planning Frame Work’ in their delivery of the plan.

    I believe it essential the Framework rubric be embeded within our strategic plan to focus all staff on this critical stage for developing student learning. Without the use of this Rubric we run the risk that a shared vision and development for e learning will not emerge – to give our school the best opportunity  the framework will provide the reflective structure required.

    Aspects of the framework that looks useful for our school – as it provides a roadmap that comprehensively covers the 5 dimensions (leadership, teaching and learning, professional development, infrastructure and technologies, and out into communities beyond the classroom) required to take us as a school from the technology and ability to use the technology to e learning being an integral element for learning where meeting the curriculum learning needs for students in a 21st century learning environment can be achieved.

    My first question to the leaders of the IT strategic plan within the college will be are we using the Framework? I know i will need a clearer plan as a HOD to explore elearning within our department , the framework will support my team as we move forward.

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