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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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  • Sue Perry (View all users posts) 09 Jun 2015 9:36pm ()

    Hi everyone,

    All of this discussion is around effective use of technology and using technology to ensure students reach their potential. e-learning really encourages individualised learning on so many levels and has loads of positive attributes. It is very exciting! Just to throw a spanner in the works... how do we ensure that we are still balancing out our curriculum, having a strong focus on the Arts and Health and PE? What about 'screen time'? Here is a short article about that to get people thinking...

    http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/screen-time-how-much-is-too-much-201378.aspx 

    I have been out mainstream classes for quite a while. When my own children started school last year I was quite shocked to find out that at the end of the day they were watching Mr Bean cartoons, or in my friend's case her child finished the day with an episode of Charlie and Lola. Back in the day it would have been finishing off with a picture book or a game that required cooperation, or perhaps some play/exploration time ... what are people's thoughts on the possible overuse of ICT and the learning implications for students?

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