Expanding Learning Horizons

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  • Expanding Learning Horizons

    1. 1. Extending Learning Horizons with Video Conferencing Rachel Roberts E-Principal
    2. 2. “ Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in a different time”
    3. 3. Industrial to Informational “ In the industrial age we went to school… in the information age school comes to us”
    4. 4. A developing trend in NZ <ul><li>Expansion of curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of specialist teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Small rolls (110 out of 350 secondary schools have a roll of less than 120 students at year 11+) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of new assessment regimes </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher workload issues </li></ul>
    5. 5. Connecting Learners through Video Conferencing Student-Teacher face-to-face contact enables the distance to dissolve
    6. 7. www.virtuallearning.school.nz
    7. 9. Sample Timetable
    8. 10. Online Learning Environments Spaces catering for different interests Tools for managing participation http://moodle.minedu.govt.nz/taranet/
    9. 11. Digital Conversations
    10. 13. Teacher Professional Development
    11. 14. Thanks to: <ul><li>Virtual Learning Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAM & Eddie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Derek Wenmoth </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Education Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Hills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Coversations </li></ul><ul><li>ASNET Technologies </li></ul>

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