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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…


  • Damien Hollands (View all users posts) 29 Apr 2015 8:01pm ()

    Hello, some very good points, I have to agree with Hannah there has been great amount of money spent on the infrastructure  and with ICT initiatives with groups of schools in clusters. I feel the focus has missed the point in most occasions with the idea of build it and they will come approach rather than the opportunities of tools to improve ones pedagogy.

    One of the biggest issues i feel the teachers who want to get on with it face is "what does it look like", "am I doing the right thing in the best way with the great resources I have". This where the sharing comes in, it needs to be an open collaborative endeavour beyond the technical aspects of ict and if i can quote Suzanne Pidduck here "The decision of the Secondary Principals of our loop schools to move beyond sharing infrastructure to sharing pedagogy has been powerful."

    I have not heard of a school being constructed by leaving a pile of materials and letting the teachers build their own classrooms in their own individual styles and then getting on with it (it would be interesting though). Like a building project, it is more than bricks and mortar, its about creating an environment and culture to enhance the outcomes for our students.


  • Damien Hollands (View all users posts) 20 May 2015 9:34pm ()


    Thanks for throwing the SAMR model in front of me to discover. What I found the interesting was the way in which it questions Is using Technology actually the best way of doing this particular exercise or classroom activity. 

    As recently as yesterday I instructed my y13 class to not log in for their Design lesson (met with confusion as if have just taken a limb away from them) as they normally do and to get into groups to create some questions around some particular pieces of design and then try to answer those questions with either prior knowledge or to just have a go. It is amazing the intuition and amount of prior knowledge they could relate to the images infant of them, and whats more the sense of achievement seemed to be greater than if they had just Googled it. 

    Do not get me wrong here, I am a firm believer that technology benefits students learning in ways i would not have dreamt about when i was at school, and non more so in this very Design class. However it is also good to know that we have the most powerful computer between our ears and when I allow my students to explore it I am constantly amazed. 





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