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  • VLN Primary Helps Launch Rural Broadband

    You might have missed it in the news, but the launch of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) took place on June 30th. I have been keeping quiet about this in wider circles as i have been waiting for official release of images & media from this event. You can view the recording of this event h...

    Tags: vln_primary, vln primary, vlnc, broadband, fibre, anne tolley, steven joyce, taranaki

  • eLearning Round-up | 18 July 2011

    Haven't got time to trawl the VLN for eLearning goodness? I've done it for you:-)   eMember of the week Each week we'll profile someone who has made valuable contributions to our eLearning community. This week, it's.... Annemarie Hyde: Deputy principal and e-learning leader at Mokoia...

    Tags: digital citizenship, cybersafety, vln_primary, broadband, movie making

  • The reality of fast internet gets a little closer!

    This release from Minister Joyce's office today gives us hope that we are soon approaching the light at the end of the tunnel for a level internet playing field for all of our schools. "the remaining 60 schools that are located in very remote places will have access to improved terrestrial or sa...

    Tags: broadband, rbi, online learning

  • Network for Learning

    Last week the VLN Community met with Marg McLeod, Acting Group Manager, Curriculum Teaching and Learning, and Eddie Reisch from the MOE to discuss the proposed Network for Learning. ‘The Network for Learning, available progressively from 2013, will provide schools with affordable, saf...

    Tags: bandwidth, broadband, collaboration, elearning, technical, ufbis, vln, vlnc, infrastructure

  • Taking a Collective Responsibility for Educating our Children

    'If we could put all our teachers and all our children in one room how would we organise learning?' Trevor discusses the potential of UFB to enable us to approach learning in innovative ways but it is down to us to work collectively to realise those opportunities for our students. It won't happe...

    Tags: collaboration, innovation, ufbis, broadband, vln_primary, vlnc, edtalks

  • Linking in with NEN Schools

    Today i joined a VC with several Ashburton schools, REANZ & Dave from Southwell school, through Scopia desktop VC. This was an opportunity for schools to find out more about KAREN, the NEN trial and learn to use the Scopia environment. It was great to see what people are doing in their school...

    Tags: nen, karen, ufbis, broadband, bandwidth, vc, video conference, scopia, desktop vc

  • Taking a Collective Responsibility for Educating our Children

    'If we could put all our teachers and all our children in one room how would we organise learning?' Trevor discusses the potential of UFB to enable us to approach learning in innovative ways but it is down to us to work collectively to realise those opportunities for our students. It won't happe...

    Tags: collaboration, innovation, ufbis, broadband, vlnc, edtalks

  • Rural Schools connect to discuss UFB

    Rural schools from Taranaki and around the country met with Howard Baldwin from the MoE last week to discuss progress towards access to Ultra Fast Broadband in our schools. It was great to be joined online by Kath at Half Moon Bay & Susan from Kaingaroa alongside our group of Taranaki Sole ...

    Tags: broadband, rbi, rural schools, ministry of education, moe, ufbis, vln primary

  • RBI Reality Check

    Just because you have fibre at your gate doesn't mean you can hook in and use it! (No surprises there for some) With much hype and media surrounding the rollout of RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) it has been a frustrating reality check for schools to find that they are unable to find a RSP...

    Tags: RBI, UFBiS, N4L, fibre, broadband, RSP, internet, VLNC

  • RBI Reality Check

    Just because you have fibre at your gate doesn't mean you can hook in and use it! (No surprises there for some) With much hype and media surrounding the rollout of RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) it has been a frustrating reality check for schools to find that they are unable to find a RSP...

    Tags: RBI, UFBiS, N4L, fibre, broadband, RSP, internet, VLNC