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e-Learning Planning Framework - Revised for 2014

Started by Karen Spencer 29 Jan 2014 9:19am () Replies (5)

Kia ora koutou,

This is a wee update to let you know that the e-Learning Planning Frameworks have been revised for 2014. Updated versions can be found on Enabling e-Learning here: http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Professional-learning/e-Learning-Planning-Framework2


Explanation of the revision to the frameworks

In 2013, the e-Learning Planning Frameworks (English and Māori-medium) were reviewed as part of the Ministry of Education’s wider e-Learning PLD programme. This work was in response to recommendations from the 21st Century Reference Group and Ministry of Education Statement of Intent 2013 - 2017 that digital literacy development be a vital component of 21st century curriculum design.


 The scope of the framework review was two-fold:

  • To integrate digital literacy throughout the elements of the framework, where appropriate;
  • To ensure the English and Māori-medium frameworks were aligned.

Following a consultation period, involving representatives from across the e-learning professional development programme, and from the original framework development reference groups, the frameworks were user-tested and revised accordingly.


Key changes

  • The opportunity for whānau and student engagement is now included in several strands so that schools can involve the wider community in self-review, should they choose to do so.
  • The dimensions have been re-ordered to focus on the importance of engagement with whānau and community, and to bring the English medium version into alignment with the Māori-medium e-Learning Planning Framework.
  • Teaching and Learning is now 'Learning and Teaching' to emphasise the importance of focusing on student learning and achievement, rather than teacher action.
  • ‘Pre-emerging’ has been added as a phase throughout the frameworks.
  • There is one new strand in Learning and Teaching: ‘Digital literacy embedded in the curriculum’.

 There have also been revisions to strands to overtly include digital literacy and to simplify wording further wherever possible, particularly:

  • Beyond the Classroom: ‘Impact of technologies’ includes ‘effective’ and ‘safe’ learning
  • Beyond the Classroom: Now includes the availability of opportunities for community digital literacy learning.
  • Learning and Teaching: Digital Citizenship is replaced with ‘safe and responsible use of technologies’.
  • Professional Learning: Focus of learning now includes digital literacy.
  • Leadership: Focus of leadership now includes digital literacy.


For further support


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