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We believe that by helping learners and education practitioners keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.

With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, technology (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.

In turn, education practitioners can use rich multimedia resources to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, to give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, to enable students with various life commitments to study, and to find new ways of enabling learners to reach their desired goals.

The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.

Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

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Aspirational v Real Values

Posted by Paul Keown on March 13, 2017 at 16:45 0 Comments

Cross Posted from: https://valuesdilemma.edublogs.org

The overall title for this Blog is “Values in Education Dilemmas” and the 'aspirational' verses 'real' issue is an on going dilemma for parents, teachers and schools. In education as in life the aspirational values in our values and vision statements are just that, aspirational. What we often fail to recognise is there is often a large gap between our “aspirational” values…

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CoOLs - Communities of Online Learning - A double edged sword?

Posted by Rachel Roberts on March 12, 2017 at 21:04 1 Comment

Crossposted from BardWired

Tomorrow the report from the Education and Science Select Committee, who are looking at Education (Update) Amendment Bill, is due. There are a raft of changes proposed in this bill, though the part that is most of interest to me is Part 3A -…

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Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz)

Posted by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 1 Comment

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/museum-education-in-21c.html)

Posted by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 0 Comments

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Dr Neha Sangwan - Treating stress in the workplace (National Radio podcast)

Posted by Merryn Dunmill on March 11, 2017 at 11:26 0 Comments

This morning I listened to a fantastic interview on Saturday (Radio NZ National) with Kim Hill. Kim interviewed Dr Neha Sangwan who is in NZ as a keynote at the worldwomen17conference, March 17-19th in Auckland. 

I thoroughly recommend listening to this! In…

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VLN Primary Teachers Share their Tips for Teaching Online

Posted by Rachel Roberts on March 6, 2017 at 23:30 0 Comments

Last week we had a PLD day with our Asian Language teacher group. This was a time to come together as a team and share our experiences, explore new strategies and resources and prepare for the year ahead. Ideas are bounced around, examples of what works well, & challenges are…

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E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles. Last reply by Paul Keown Mar 13. 2 Replies

As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of myVLE.com learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

Tags: LMS, e-learning

Applying 'The Chaos Monkey' to your life

Started by Sarah Whiting in Professional Development. Last reply by Tessa Gray Mar 4. 1 Reply

I am currently completing the whole life challenge and every few days, I get sent emails around practices that support improving my life from the inside out. Most of the time, I just flick the…Continue

A quick reminder about passwords and how to create an awesome one.

Started by Catriona Pene in Facilitation Feb 28. 0 Replies

Got 3 minutes? Well worth a watch of this video to get some tips on creating awesome passwords.Continue

Does ESOL teaching pay?

Started by Adon Kumar in Learning (e.g. preferences, styles, requirements). Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I want to share my exciting…Continue

Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

 
 
 

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