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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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  • Suzie Brace (View all users posts) 31 May 2015 12:41pm ()

    In reading some of these posts I am a little embarrassed to say that I have no idea what my school’s ICT vision is. We are in our first year of  a BYOD programme and aside from a short consultation with HODs about how BYOD could be used in their departments I am not sure if any other consultation was undergone.

    We have a general criteria for compulsory devices to meet:

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    This is probably why we have teachers confused as to what the school’s baseline expectations on ICT use and BYOD integration in lessons is. I am lucky to be in a department with some incredibly capable and forward thinking teachers so our department’s baseline is more than others but this should be consistent across the school. Resourcing the Professional Learning around BYOD use has taken a hit due to the PL needed on the other initiatives being established this year.

    So where should ICT sit in the prioritising of the different areas (curriculum, pastoral, professional learning etc) of schools? Or is it something that should underpin how we operate in all the different areas?

    My school has all the opportunities available to them such as dedicated teachers, engaged students and whanau, Wellington Loop with its sharing capabilities and some teachers who are  passionate about VLN classrooms. We are resourcing “widely and wisely” when it comes to actual hardware and software but the people resourcing seeming thin. We are not shifting the staff’s current practices to support the emerging expectations of our student and community population now and in the future.

     

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