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Director of e learning

  1. 1. E-learning at EGGS Why is e-learning important? Some plans for Term Four Claire Amos Director of e-learning
  2. 2. Part One • What is e-learning? • Why is e-learning important for our students?
  3. 3. What is e-learning? The Ministry of Education defines e-Learning as learning that is enabled or supported with the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Source:
  4. 4. Director of e-learning Key Tasks: • Leading professional development in ICT • Directing and managing current ICT PD Contract • Providing advice and direction for school-wide ICT initiatives • Fulfilling requirements of Lead Teacher in NEAL ICT PD Contract • Managing ICT budget in liaison with ICT Systems Manager
  5. 5. Why is e-learning important? Information and communication technology (ICT) has a major impact on the world in which young people live. Similarly, e-learning has considerable potential to support effective teaching approaches. Source: New Zealand Curriculum
  6. 6. Why is e-learning important? E-learning can assist the making of connections by enabling students to enter and explore new learning environments, overcoming barriers of distance and time Source: New Zealand Curriculum
  7. 7. Why is e-learning important? E-learning can facilitate shared learning by enabling students to join or create communities of learners that extend well beyond the classroom Source: New Zealand Curriculum
  8. 8. Why is e-learning important? E-learning can assist in the creation of supportive learning environments by offering resources that take account of individual, cultural, or developmental differences Source: New Zealand Curriculum
  9. 9. Why is e-learning important? E-learning can enhance opportunities to learn by offering students virtual experiences and tools that save them time, allowing them to take their learning further. Source: New Zealand Curriculum
  10. 10. Benefits of e-learning Benefits to school learners with access to e-Learning include: • Motivation and engagement • Independence and personalised learning • Critical thinking and multiliteracies • Access to information, resources and experts Source: ‘e-Learning and New Zealand schools: a literature review’ by Dr Noelene Wright
  11. 11. - Hebrew Proverb Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time.
  12. 12. Part Two Some plans for Term Four
  13. 13. Friday e-learning e-mail Every Friday I will email out a ‘Weekly e-learning Update’. Emails will include: • An e-learning strategy to try • Upcoming Learning over Lunch topics • Professional Reading recommendations • A top tech tip Updates will also be posted the blog
  14. 14. E-learning PD Blog
  15. 15. E-learning PD Blog Weekly posts will include: • technology updates • recommended reading • online tutorials • top tips for teachers
  16. 16. Monday Lunch Support I will be available Monday lunchtimes in the computer room if you have any one-on-one assistance. I will email other times I am available later this week!
  17. 17. Learning over Lunch Wednesday Learning over Lunch session Each week will have a specific focus. This week: ‘Using Blogs for Student Writing’ – ideas, strategies and research findings
  18. 18. Online tutorials Sessions will be posted on the ‘Teaching and e-learning’ blog as an online tutorial every Thursday. Topics, ideas and suggestions welcome!
  19. 19. Feedback Have any feedback, ideas, concerns or queries? Email: