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Using the eLPF in a tertiary setting

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Started by Daniel Phillips 27 May 2013 3:43pm () Replies (2)

Kia ora koutou

I lead the eLearning team at a tertiary provider (Polytechnic sector) and we are interested in adopting the eLPF.  From initial looks at the model it ticks all the boxes for us. 

We like that the model:

  • integrates elearning with "Learning" and not considered something extra.
  • can be used as an evaluative/inquiry/reflective tool to gauge where you are at now, and puts a framework and empahsis in place to plan future steps to progress and move forward. 
  • can be applied at various levels of the organisation.

Our institution has been involved with elearning for some time (the last 10+ years).  Most of the focus has been to work with faculty groups to start using the polytechnic's Leaning Management System (Moodle).

We now largely have the majority of our courses and programmes using Moodle but in most cases in a limited way (using the LMS as a repository for course notes and handouts), with small pockets of innovators pushing the boundaries.

Our new focus is to help faculty think of eLearning as integrated with normal teaching and learning, and to lift capability in a systematic way across all of our faculty.

I am interested to know if the model has been in use in the tertiary sector and your thoughts about its use in the tertiary sector?

I look forward to taking part in this group on-goingly.

Cheers :)


  • Karen Spencer (View all users posts) 30 May 2013 3:05pm ()

    Thanks for your question, Daniel. It's exciting to hear that the tool looks like it would be useful for you.  The tool has been developed by the Ministry of Education for the schooling sector and you'll note it has specific focus on the NZ Curriculum. A Māori-medium framework is also nearing completion, Te Rangitukutuku. They draw on a number of international models, one of which was specifically tertiary-based: Stephen Marshall's e-Learning Maturity Model, developed at Victoria.

    In essence, both tools, and others like them, take variations on the five key dimensions as a starting point for institutions to think about, and review how they are planning for and sustaining e-capability development. It brings home the point that narrow focus only on technology does not sustain and grow learning-focused use of said technology over time.

    The main thing is for your instutution to use a tool that suits your context and your purposes. The e-Learning Planning Framework is public domain so you are free to access it, and its associated resources from our website: http://www.elearning.tki.org.nz/Professional-learning/e-Learning-Planning-Framework2. There are also examples of how it has been used and facilitated here in this group.:)

    Happy to answer any further questions you may have.

    Best wishes:)

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