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e-Learning Planning Framework

This section contains the e-Learning Planning Framework (eLPF) along with supporting information and resources. These resources are designed to support you, and your school, in assessing and developing your e-capability.

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Karen Melhuish, from the Te Toi Tupu consortium, explains the e-Learning Planning Framework (eLPF). She describes its purpose and how it is supported by content on the Enabling e-Learning website. The framework provides schools and teachers with:

  • a self-review tool for schools to gather evidence about practice
  • a 'road map' for building e-learning capability
  • a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning programmes
  • resources and services to support schools as they build capability.

In this EDtalk, Karen Melhuish: e-Learning Planning Framework, Karen explains the elements of the framework and how it can be used. She outlines the supporting materials, examples and resources for principals and school leaders, examples and resources for teachers, and a possible approach for using the framework.

Phases of the e-Learning Planning Framework

A series of phases in the e-Learning Planning Framework, from Emerging through to Empowering, describe how technology is adopted and integrated into teaching and learning within each dimension of the framework.

The e-Learning Planning Framework documents

The e-Learning Planning Framework has been revised in January 2014. The key changes are:

  • re-ordering the dimensions to raise the importance of engagement with whānau and community
  • inclusion of whānau and student engagement in several strands so that schools can involve the wider community in self-review, should they choose to do so
  • "Pre-emerging" has been added as a phase throughout the frameworks
  • the "Teaching and Learning" dimension is now "Learning and Teaching" to emphasise the importance of focusing on student learning and achievement, rather than teacher action
  • a new strand, "Digital literacy embedded in the curriculum", has been added in the Learning and Teaching dimension.
  • Schools can download the revised e-Learning Planning Framework (eLPF).

eLPF examples and resources

Each strand within the five dimensions of the e-Learning Planning Framework is supported by a page of examples and resources for principals, school leaders, and teachers.

School stories

Matata School

This article, First-time principal embraces Blended e-Learning, in the Education Gazette describes how principal Angelique Bidois is leading change. "Being on the Blended e-Learning (BeL) contract has focused our thinking more intentionally on utilising e-learning tools and technologies, along with effective teaching strategies, to improve learning outcomes for our students,” says Angelique. Staff are using the e-Learning Planning Framework to scaffold their learning and development in e-learning. The framework covers five dimensions: leadership and strategic direction; professional learning; teaching and learning; technologies and infrastructure; and beyond the classroom. It enables schools to identify where they are in terms of e-learning capability, and plan their next step. The tool is in the form of a rubric with supporting resources, examples, and a possible approach for using it. Schools blend e-learning tools with traditional classroom practices. This curriculum support is offered by the Ministry of Education via the provider Te Toi Tupu.


How you might use the e-Learning Planning Framework to plan and review progress
This Enabling e-Learning webinar using Blackboard Collaborate explores key ideas around the purpose and use of the framework, what this means for school's strategic planning, and where schools might integrate the framework into strategic planning (5 September 2012).

The webinar is supported by a discussion in the Enabling e-Learning: Leadership group – The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it.

The Māori-medium e-Learning Planning Framework 

The Māori medium e-Learning Planning Framework (MMeLPF) has been developed to support Māori medium settings gauge e-capability in their setting. Scoped and developed in collaboration with Māori medium educators, the document was trialed in Māori medium settings in 2013.

Key elements for a Māori e-learning framework
This paper outlines some of the key elements for a Māori e-learning and e-teaching framework from the personal experiences of a Māori lecturer and e-educator. Concepts include:

  • Manaakitanga (caring, online pastoral care)
  • Atuatanga/Wairuatanga (spiritual synergy and spirituality)
  • Ako (reciprocal learning and teaching)
  • Kanohi kitea (visibility, to be seen)
  • Ahi Kaa (belonging)

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