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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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  • Paul Konia (View all users posts) 10 Nov 2012 10:40am ()

    Kia ora Keith - I agree with you (and Peter) about encouraging the BYOD rather than 'demanding' it. (In my experience, you tell students 'not' to bring stuff to school...they bring it?! You tell students 'to bring' stuff to school....they don't?!). However, even in such a low decile school such as ours, I would have to say 90-95% have a cell phone and 95-99% have a facebook page!

    So it is as you put it 'the possibilities are endless in the digital age'. The Ministry will certainly have to help 'fund' such possiblities. We have come to grips with the 'wireless' regime in our school environment but its having the right equipment, broad band speed and enough 'Techies' or 'experts' in the workplace to deal with technical problems and support staff with on-going 'new' technology (like myself of course!?!).

  • Paul Konia (View all users posts) 10 Nov 2012 12:31pm ()

    Kia ora Whanau,

    Our students are surrounded by technology – its just part of their lifestyle these days. They are consuming, remixing, downloading and instant messaging each other everyday.  And what is amazing is that e-learning is an exciting, unparalleled and unpredictable force that’s unstoppable! Scary, if you’re a teacher who has never blogged, tweeted or podcasted before? So we have to embrace it and because it’s forever ‘evolving’ we have to as well. We don’t have to know all the ins & outs of e-learning just be willing to ‘bridge’ the gap between school teacher and ‘tech-savvy’ students by assisting them and engaging them in learning new information, accessing it and using it to their own advantage in a positive way….making it relevant for our students could see them potentially contribute as a positive member in our society…..anytime, anywhere from anyplace.

    After listening to Karens korero and examining The ELPF documents (and reading some in-depth postings!) I’m amazed at how ELPF encompasses ‘forward thinking’ in terms of ‘all things’ digital for students, teachers and support staff. (And how easily it would align itself with our school). I like the 4 phases of ‘emerging’ through to ‘empowering’ (driven of course by students curriculum learning needs rather than the technology) and the 5 dimensions display a clear ‘roadmap’ of how and why things are done.

    At whatever level (BOT, Senior Leadership or Staff) a couple things come to mind:

    • Self-review as a staff and in smaller Professional Learning Groups – (purpose, vision & strategic planning) Do we need to look at developing our physical environment? Experts in the field of ICT? Ongoing PD in ICT?
    • Look at having the right resources eg. (Connectivity, software/hardware etc) in order for classroom learning information to become more accessible…..at speed!

    Just a few ELPF benefits for our school alone:

    • Student voice – because students are able to have more control of how they learn and what they learn the teacher then becomes more of a facilitator of learning rather than a ‘dictator’…oops, I mean ‘director’ of learning.
    • A common ‘tech-savvy language’ spoken amongst teachers and students (even the community)

    Plus, if we save more paper, we save more trees!

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e-Learning: Leadership

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