The Virtual Learning Network (VLN), He kōtuinga ako ā-ipurangi, is an interactive resource provided by the Ministry of Education for all New Zealand educators.
Inside the VLN are:
The Learning Exchange – a brokerage site enabling connections between teachers and learners. It joins clusters, schools, groups, and individuals who are learning through online and blended programmes.
Tailoring professional learning to enhance literacy e-learning needs: A blended model
Teachers discuss tailored professional learning to enhance literacy e-learning needs using a blended model.
Using the Virtual Learning Network as part of a blended professional learning model
Teachers discuss using the Virtual Learning Network as part of a blended professional learning model and the benefits it has had for their cluster.
The impact of using the Virtual Learning Network on professional development
Teachers discuss the impact of using the Virtual Learning Network on their professional development.
Using teaching as inquiry to guide an e-learning action plan
Claire Amos is director of eLearning at Epsom Girls' Grammar. In this EDtalk, Claire talks about how the school is using a "teaching as inquiry" cycle to inform the e-learning action plans that will be implemented by professional learning groups in each of the school's curriculum areas. Claire describes the process the teachers are going through in this initiative.
The LCO Handbook – designed to support you with creating, developing, and maintaining learning communities online.
To join the VLN, complete the registration form .
Visit the Getting started section for information on how to:
In this EDtalk, Outside the four walls of learning , Trevor Storr director of e-learning for a cluster of schools in South Canterbury and North Otago, describes the opportunity for collaboration and personalised learning provided by the Virtual Learning Network.
This handbook is for school leaders and anyone with an interest in, or responsibility for, the development of a learning community online. Based on the advice of experienced clusters, it provides a structured approach to establishing an online community.
You can access the handbook online or download it from the VLN.
The Enabling e-Learning Community provides an online community for all school leaders and teachers to explore innovative ways of using digital technologies to support and enhance learning and teaching. The discussions are driven by the needs of the community. Join this parent group to:
Join these groups to participate in discussions with other teachers/educators about the content here, or that is relevant for you.
e-Learning: Professional Learning
e-Learning: Beyond the classroom
Using the e-Learning Planning Frameworks
Connected Learning Advisory
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