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  • 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

  • Skype Video - Free for Teachers

    Skype in the classroom are now offering free video conferencing for teachers. Try it out with your UFB - if you have it... Thanks GCSN for sharing this little gem. Be great to hear from schools who have used skype video for a multipoint connection, last time we tried it was pretty flakey but t...

    Tags: skype, ufbis, video conferencing, vc, online learning

  • 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