We never seem to completely move to a position where we don’t need reminding of this, so here it is… This is about far more than just providing greater course options for students. That is the bottom line for many of our smaller schools, but it does not explain why larger schools like Ashburton College […]

NetNZ: Beyond Sustainability

The question of sustainability has been one that has vexed all elearning clusters and the VLN community for sometime now. Ever since the Ministry of Education stopped the funding designed to build clusters to a sustainable position, uncertainty has been ever present. The reality is funding the leadership of these clusters themselves is an expensive […]

Stories from the frontline: the eTeacher

One of our eTeachers shares the experience in the video below. Points I took out of it? You need to be keen and interested The practice of teaching online can be beneficial to your face to face teaching You are likely to get some fairly motivated, bright sparks (although they won’t all necessarily be like […]

To LMS or to not LMS: Part two

There has been an interesting question posed by Clarie Amos, (very interesting blog that is worht reading) the new DP of Hobsonville Point Secondary School in which she ponders whether the school should have an LMS or not. Below is my answer. It depends on what you want out of your online environment. It is […]