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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!


Some resources to kick start this kōrero…


  • lizzy (View all users posts) 15 Jul 2015 8:25pm ()

    Hi there

    Really enjoyed reading your post Ange and feel inspired and hopeful that my school can move forward in a similar manner

    I really like the comment that said ‘start with an end in mind’ –this is something that would create a real direction and action plan which I think we are missing at my school.

    I find the challenge of staff and e-learning difficult at times.  We have started with each teacher placing themselves and our school on a continuum however some teachers have a distorted impression of where they are –some too hard on themselves and other way to generous.  How others get their staff to reflect and self-assess honestly is something I would love to hear about.

    Our children are becoming more active in this area too and I can see the challenge ahead is to show the benefits and outcomes so the principal and BOT might be more willing to support this area more financially. 

    To begin this journey needs the on-going support via the strategic plan and resourcing –a discussion I need to have this term

    I think we need to take a step back and come up with strategic goals and then a timeline plan of where we are heading –sharing this with the staff will give them ownership also. Providing appropriate professional development for staff will be a key in this.

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