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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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  • Vanessa Bourne (View all users posts) 11 Jun 2015 11:33am ()

    I have been lucky enough to be fully involved in our schools e-learning journey.  As staff rep on the board and part of the management team I was really pleased after participating in the webinar last night to know that our school is on the right track.

    Our school used the eLpF framework as a starting point in our journey. It was completed by management, staff, bot and community and then all the results were collated.  It showed that were we just beginning our journey but it gave us a solid platform to begin. 

    Our school vision was reviewed at the beginning of the year and we put a digital focus into that.  This meant that our school vision is also our e-learning vision and we have staff and board buy in because it is something that we all work on and share ideas together. 

    From there we were able to strategically plan to resource and provide educational devices that will enhance learning. 

    The challenge for us is to provide enough technology for all children in the school and we are looking at ways of doing this now.  Developing a technology budget is proving to be challenging when there is no funding for this. 

    Also as teachers we need to prove to the board that these devices are providing student achievement results - ie: the board is getting results for the money they have invested. 

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