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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!


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  • Stu Devenport (View all users posts) 14 Jun 2015 9:20pm ()

    I too really enjoyed the webinar last Wednesday - thanks for the opportunity to be involved. Good to hear for others who have recently developed a plan and made purchases. We have recently purchased a large amount of new IT gear to be distributed throughout the whole school (full primary). It was an incredibly long (and for me slightly painful) process in making the right decision on purchasing. It started with the possibly of BYOD concept but our community are still rather resistant to it (as am I). A lot of feedback from parents was similar to your thoughts Sue on the amount of screen time our children have already, at home and school (Sue, couldn't find the article on your link but would love to have a read:-)). We did not want to create an environment where there was always a 'screen' available to students and we are very conscious on providing a balanced curriculum.

    Anyway, back to our purchases... we ended up getting different devices for the different levels within the school that hopefully best meet the needs of the children. Using the idea that generally children in the junior school would be more consumers of information where our seniors are more producers of information. Thus more ipads for juniors and chromebooks for seniors - because they are now working more in the cloud with internet improvements and are far cheaper then macbooks. Our focus was also on enhancing collaboration and communication through the Google Classroom platform.

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