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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?

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  • Gael Donaghy (View all users posts) 11 Nov 2012 10:49am ()

    Kia ora Raima - I like the way you have come to know your parents' views on BYOD.  When it comes to equity, I think schools have to really dig deep to understand parents' perspectives.

    There are two related ideas I think are important here. The TED video by Simon Sinek shows us how purpose is the greatest catalyst in influencing thinking around change.  So how do leaders go about understanding parents' perspectives on BYOD and, at the same time, showing them the compelling purposes for students' access to e-learning? 

    I think the compelling purpose of e-learning is to free the teacher from being the dispenser of content so that s/he can concentrate on the use of the content to build understanding, learning and building new knowledge. 

    An example to illustrate.  In Science (one of my teaching areas) I spent a lot of time teaching how to balance chemical equations (a somewhat mathematical process).  I used to go over and over it, and while some kids ‘got it’ quickly, others would take longer, some would think they had got it, then would find themselves stumped, and others still would continue to say “I still don’t get it.”  So what should have been interesting, trying things out experiment time was taken up with blackboard and workbook ‘grind’.  Now I see that this concept teaching can be left to learning on line (eg Khan Academy) while I concentrate on applying to the experimental work and applying the learning to the big questions that I want the kids to engage with (increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, acidification of oceans, etc). 

    So ICT is a way of enabling e-learning, which frees the teacher to be troubleshooter and coach and catalyst for applying new learning to big ideas.  It is just a tool, but if we don’t have the right tools, it is more difficult to do a good job.

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