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Growing leadership of e-learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 - Resourcing

Started by Karen Spencer 03 Apr 2013 2:49pm () Replies (168)

Kia ora koutou, talofa lava and welcome...

interconnected woven circlesThis kōrero invites you to think about those leadership skills and understandings which might be important when planning to resource e-learning in your school. We have all heard stories of schools investing heavily in technologies first and then deciding afterwards how they will be useful...or inviting students to bring in their own devices before considering how this might support the curriculum.

We know that e-learning is driven by curriculum and pedagogy - so what does this mean for leaders who need to grow a kete of services and technologies to support this in their school? 


Some resources to kick start this mahi...


From Enabling e-Learning Leadership, Dr Cheryl Doig outlines the change process and explains how to sustain change. As you watch, ask yourself what kind of leadership capabilities would be needed to do this and how does this relate to resourcing?

[Link to video with transcript]


Our key questions...

  • How might principals grow their capacity to lead the resourcing of e-learning?

  • How might your decisions about school resourcing of e-learning impact on property, personnel or finance?

Cool WEBINAR: You can access the webinar recording for this kōrero via this link

[Image credit: CC Hazel Owen]


  • Debbie Sorensen (View all users posts) 08 May 2013 10:01pm ()

    Great eLearning Vision, Jon. Thank you for sharing that with us. I also agree with your last statement about learning from your mistakes... I think that it is important for all staff to 'play' to learn and not be scared to ask the 'experts' in their school for help when exploring eLearning.

    eLearning is one area where  'leader as a learner' comes into play. I don't know how often now I have learned a skill or tool in elearning through a child!

    In our school we have provided 'itip' sessions for our staff to have regular PD (especially around blogging). This is an hour one afternoon a week session on a new tool that someone in the school is a 'master' of and someone who is willing to share/teach their knowledge of that particular tool to others. This has helped to keep elearning sustainable and it is where we (all staff) can go as learners to support each other in new learning that can then be transferred into the classroom.

    We have also found that the drive for eLearning in our school has come from a passionate teacher who loves all aspects of ICT and the impact that it has on student engagement and children's motivation for learning. Our Principal has seen these benefits of eLearning in our school along with the BOT and they have ensured that ICT is embedded throughout our Strategic Plan and Charter.  A budget is available for repairs/infrustracture/cords/cables/memory cards... (to ensure that learning can take place as we have two fully digital classrooms and four rooms with BYOD)

    Our student council have been known to hold fund raisers in the school for ICT equipment that they feel is important for their learning especially when equipment 'goes missing'- Student Voice comes through strongly when children value the tools they use for learning.

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e-Learning: Leadership

e-Learning: Leadership

Exploring leadership for change, vision, policy and strategy that integrates ICTs into learning.