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Resourcing how and why of e-Learning | NAPP Kōrero 6 2015

Kia ora koutou, talofa lava and welcome to this kōrero 6, 2015 on, Resourcing and e-Learning.


Just to set the scene, it is important to have a common understanding of what e-learning is as well as the purpose and potential of e-learning before school leaders commit to resourcing decisions.


E-Learning is defined by Enabling e-Learning as, “learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the appropriate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Whatever the technology, however, learning is the vital element. e-Learning is not simply associated with modes of delivery or the functionality of a particular technology, but forms part of a conscious choice of the best and most appropriate ways of promoting effective learning.

If, best practice e-learning enables accessible, relevant, and high-quality learning opportunities that improve student engagement and achievement”, how might resourcing decisions define processes required to ensure e-learning capacities get the best chance to grow – e.g: establishing priorities across all school resourcing, confirming a process for teacher capacities to grow, confirming processes for inclusion of student voice and community voice and involvement?


Smart tools like the e-Learning Planning Framework (available online) can help schools to support self review about how well ICTs and e-learning are currently being used to support learning, as well as next steps to work towards desired goals so that technologies can be used, “....effectively across the curriculum to connect schools and communities and to provide accessible, relevant, and high-quality learning opportunities so that every student is better able to achieve their full potential.”


Image taken from LIVE webinar | Using the e-Learning Planning Framework online tool and analysing your data, 25 March, 2015, Greg Carroll


The key questions for us are:

  • Why do New Zealand Schools need to resource “widely and wisely in growing e-learning capacities”?

  • How do principals lead “resourcing widely and wisely in growing e-learning capacities”?


This kōrero is supported by, WEBINAR: Resourcing e-Learning | NAPP Kōrero 6, Wednesday 10 June, 3.45- 4.45pm. Join us as we discuss the implications of effective e-learning with NAPP participants and invited guests (e-Learning Planning Framework, Connected Learning Advisory). Hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa GrayREGISTER NOW!


Some resources to kick start this kōrero…


  • Geoff Childs (View all users posts) 28 Apr 2015 1:42pm ()

    Thanks for this Suzanne. It is a really good example of strategic thinking, strategic planning, collaborating and evaluating  as a means to innovate. It is powerful to read that the process allowed for different schools and teachers, within and between schools, to work together in order to build understanding and capability with  pedagogy at the center. You mention about how important it was to get the commitment from middle leaders, what are some of the strategies for differentiating that you used  and what about the few (if any?) that were on the reluctant end of the commitment continuum?

  • Geoff Childs (View all users posts) 02 Jun 2015 10:04am ()

    I could not agree more with you Kaye. The concept on "open space technology" came about partly because waiters in New York restaurants noticed that when groups met for lunch they often asked for  extra napkins to doodle on, write notes, ideas, graphics etc and realised that sometimes the most powerful conversations that generate new knowledge happens well away from formal board type meetings. The same happens in schools with students and teachers, providing multiple opportunities to enable these to be captured seems to make a lot of sense. So what stops us?

  • Geoff Childs (View all users posts) 12 Oct 2015 4:35pm ()

    Hi Lara

    Your school is obviously approaching this in a planned and strategic manner. How has the introduction of i Pads and chromebooks gone? Is there anything you would recommend schools thinking of doing the same  take into account as a result if your school's experience?

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