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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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  • Amanda@Rangikura (View all users posts) 10 May 2015 9:21pm ()

    Thank you for the helpful korero that has been going on. My school is currently introducing a vast range of technological tools for classroom use in order to support learning. But, I am aware that their definitely needs to be a collective understanding of what E-learning is and how we need to support the growth and development of teachers through having a processes, clear vision, and postive conversations. We have a strong ICT team consisting of outside support, Principal, ICT teachers, School leaders and we meet regularly to keep everyone in the loop with our future focus and E-learning journey. We have lead ICT workshops run by expert teachers within the school as well as experts brought in from outside the school community. We are getting collective understanding, supporting professional learning, and gaining committment from teachers through constant coversation. The next step would be to make sure that student achievement is always at the fore front by asking ourselves "what is the importance of E-learning within our school and what does this mean to our teaching?". I will definitely need to spend time looking at all the amazing resources people have posted to date. Thanks everyone!

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