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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…


  • Teressa Smith (View all users posts) 17 May 2015 7:08pm ()

    Hi Claire,

    Thank you for this very clear process to follow. My school has just completed a review of what we have and how we use digital technologies in our school.  We are at the emerging stage and need to create a vision for e-learning at our school.

    So your post has been very beneficial for me to understand the process we need to go through.

  • Teressa Smith (View all users posts) 17 May 2015 7:20pm ()

    My school is just going through the differentiated training in the next few weeks. Thank you for your idea about the follow up sessions.We have yet to be informed about what that might look like at the moment.


  • Teressa Smith (View all users posts) 17 May 2015 7:36pm ()

    Your post shows the importance to have a shared vision and a startegic plan so resourcing is is targeted and sustaibility for e-Learning happens. I will definately sharing with my school the clips that you have mentioned.

    Through my journey I am enjoying reading the knowledge of those who have been through this process and I am learning a lot. Many, many thanks!!!

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