2007 – further budget allocation for Cluster Leadership funding (VLN)
Common Characteristics of eLearning VC Clusters
Ad Hoc nature of development (grass roots)
Funding has come from sources that are not sustainable
Collaborative Innovations Funding
EHSAS (Extending High Standards Across Schools)
Learning/Teaching model similar
Staffing – most follow contributed staffing model
Similar goals & issues
National support from the VLN
eLearning Cluster Leadership Funding
Birth of the ePrincipal!!!???
What is, and who are, the ePrincipals?
Southern Regional Health School
Online Learning Environments Formal and informal discussion areas Spaces catering for different interests Tools for managing participation
Teacher PD Opportunities
Logistics of a shared timetable
Technical barriers (particularly in the earlier years)
High workload for eTeachers
Need for onsite student support
Opportunities for face to face
Looking to the Future
Opportunities provided by implementation of the New Curriculum
ICT strategic framework
What will the VLN look like? – Self sustaining in terms of governance and finance?
Development of a National Education Network
National plan for specialist music tuition.
How will School + impact the education landscape?
Adult and Community Education opportunities
Satellite schooling provision [proposal in development for WestNet - in practice through Westmount]
Paradigm Shift – is this achievable for education?
Competitive model promoted over collaborative model.
Thanks to the following people whose input and prior work formed part of this presentation:
Chris Allott McPhee
Learning Communities Online: A support handbook for cluster schools. Guidelines for schools developing or joining online learning communities. Provides a summary of the changing face of online learning for schools & overview of an elearning environment “The Barrel”. This is a draft document under consultation through the VLN website.
ICT Strategic Framework for Education - MOE Focus Work underway Connectivity: Improving access
Providing access to online resources across agencies (Education Sector Authentication and Authorisation (ESAA))
Scoping what would be needed for a National Education Network to support regional initiatives
Content: Sharing Resources
Making media-rich learning resources available online:
The Hive project
Learning Federation objects
Education Sector Federated Search
Developing a digital archive of resources for teaching, learning, research and administration (National Digital Heritage Archive).
Confidence & Capability: Increasing information literacy skills and competencies
ICT Professional Development Clusters
The Digital Technologies Framework (Year 11-13)
Multi Literacies and key competencies working group