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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…


  • Heidi Moeller (View all users posts) 25 May 2015 9:25am ()

    Hi Claire,

    Thank you so much for posting this process.  I am in a small country school and you have given me the advice to clarify a process/procedure for us to go through.  We have elements already in place but it has given us our next steps for the future. 

    Exciting times, not only for our students but for teachers and the school community too. 


  • Heidi Moeller (View all users posts) 25 May 2015 10:44am ()

    From reading all your posts, a point that resonates with me is that we are all on this journey together that schools are on different points of the pathway.  Some are racing ahead, some are just stepping out onto the road and some schools are standing in place, consolidating, until they take the next turn or step in their journey. 

    At our school every step along the pathway always comes back to the point - will this enhance student achievement? Does this approach or technology link to our school vision and values? 

    We always have a lot of questions!  We have built a collaborative staff that respects and values each individual of the team.  Each individual is then linked into a PLG outside the school in an area that they are passionate about.  This model helps support staff in growing their e-learning capacities in areas they are passionate about.  They are now more receptive to take on board new initiatives suggested by staff in other areas that benefit all children.  

    At our school, staff complete an action research project every year (Ariki) http://www.arikiproject.ac.nz/.  This project links to attestation and teaching as inquiry.  This has been put in place in our school by the principal, so as a collective we can make decisions as an informed and collaborative team on ‘resourcing widely and wisely in growing e-learning capacities’.   In general most of the projects that staff undertake are in growing e-learning capacities. 

    I enjoyed reading the post by Alison Taylor.  Time, funding and growing people capacity from the principal to all staff members is key to the success of growing e-learning capacities. 

    I am excited in the next step in our school journey, as you all have shared a lot of ideas and talents that could benefit our school journey. 

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