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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]


  • dianewiechern (View all users posts) 09 May 2013 10:18am ()

    There is such a temptation for schools to  rush to  jump onto  the bandwagon of having the same gadgetry as the school down the road, and in the past, too often ICT within a school context has been like a veneer of makeup, slapped onto  the regular learning programme, of course with the best of intentions. The "why are we doing this" is so  important, as we see and hear in so  much of the literature available around elearning. The challenge is to  make haste, quickly, but strategically, and in a way that grabs teachers deeply. If it's being "done" right, surely learning won't look the same, and the shape of learning within our schools will reflect that pedagogical shift. I  thought this blog reflected this quite well. For me, we have local principals meeting about BYOD, I  have a school unit holder for ICT, and my inquiry is around how to  strategically support sustained changes and development towards effective elearning/blended learning. Definitely some challenges in there. And vision, definitely. A core group of "evangelists" from whom others cath the spark, absolutely. And always making sure that we're asking the "why"? Bottom line - what's in this for our kids and their learning?


  • dianewiechern (View all users posts) 10 May 2013 2:54pm ()


    This is an interesting link for princpals and boards around future focus, and how much we need to  understand. As some comments have said here, it can come down to  the expertise on the BOT at the time for some schools. How to  make sure all schools have equity in expertise and advice?

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