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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…


  • Judith Ford (View all users posts) 14 Jun 2015 4:03pm ()

    I have just finished watching the e-Learning webinar. Some of the main points for me was making sure the vision and strategic plan are shared with the staff and school community to ensure a shared understanding and therefore a shared vision. We have a strategic plan for e-learning but need to ensure this is shared with the new staff we have and also with our community, and that our plan accurately reflects the vision!  

    We are a small school, but within our school there is a large spread of use of ICT, largely down to the experience of the teachers. We have done a lot of shared PD within our staff to encourage use of one app at a time until teachers have the confidence to use a range of apps to extend students learning. I like this quote from the webinar: "Teachers need to be respected as learners." - Ardis Cochrane

    Our community at this stage, does not understand how useful ICT can be for their child's learning. This is something that I plan to resolve next term by having parent meetings to show them the capabilities of e-learning. Does anyone have any tips/suggestions - what has worked well in educating parents?? 



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