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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.”

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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…

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  • Aaron Vercoe (View all users posts) 14 Jun 2015 5:23pm ()

    Thanks to all involved with the webinar, Some really thought provoking discussion especially with the stage different schools are at with their journey through resourcing. Jocelyn, I think your point of personalised resourcing is exceptionally valid.

    No two devices or two ways of learning with those devices are the same, so when resourcing for schools individuality is the key. The same framework for any resourcing within the school must also apply to e learning. What is your vision? What are your strategic goals? How do you implement this learning with your students? Thus watching what works for one school does not imply it will work for another. The students, community and staff play a direct role in why, how and what you will be doing.

    Lastly of interest to me is with increasing amounts of school owned technology available to staff and students, who maintains this infrastructure? Especially within primary schools, having networks, hardware and software working to its full potential is imperative to a functioning programme. What are schools doing to resource this expertise? Is it the role of a suitably qualified teacher, support staff member, or an external provider. Once the technology is in place this maintenance can be time consuming and costly. 

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