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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]


  • Jacqueline Hill (View all users posts) 07 May 2013 10:31am ()

    This is great reading - thanks, it is thought provokng!

    My initial thoughts are that the Principal doesn't necessarily need the expertise but must be open and willing to allow those with the expertise (or enthusiasm!) to lead. And obviously be supportive too. Where the Principal is needed - aside from budget / resourcing etc. - , in my view, is in developping the whole school 'vision' and staff 'buy-in'. As Yvette said, there needs to be an acceptance of the 'scary' but a willingness to still have a go!

    As to the skills and capabilities needed to make resourcing decisions around e-learning... taking calculated risks, be forward looking, discussing, sharing, overcoming the fears, accepting that it isn't something for the 'too hard basket', being open to leadership from teachers and maybe even students!

    Look forward to hearing others' views


  • Jacqueline Hill (View all users posts) 15 Oct 2013 10:07pm ()

    I agree, the improved levels of engagement are often easy to see but proving that elearning is making a positive difference to student outcomes seems trickier...does anyone have sources of data for this yet? It'd be so useful for encouraging colleagues to widen their range of skills, even try something new and for sharing with the families of ur students.

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