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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.

Blog Posts

Drama in the ESL classroom

Posted by Hazel Owen on January 20, 2017 at 17:00 0 Comments

Recommended by Richard Elliott in his eLearning Watch (which you can subscribe to here), Drama in the ESL…


Discover How Bullying Impacts People in the Workplace

Posted by Jenny Holt on January 18, 2017 at 23:25 0 Comments

Bullying affects millions of people around the world. It doesn’t just happen at schools between children, either. Bullying can happen in the workplace too, and has a negative effect on both mental and physical wellbeing. If you see anyone being bullied, or are the victim of abuse yourself, then you need to tell somebody.

If you fail to do so, then the bullying may escalate and…


The Internet of Things (free e-book - review by Derek Wenmoth)

Posted by Hazel Owen on January 17, 2017 at 19:30 2 Comments

It's from a while back, but still massively relevant - so, if you are interested in where the connected world is heading then the e-book reviewed by Derek Wenmoth is likely to be something you might want to download and read. I watched the video embedded at the end of the post a while ago, and at the time the…


Blended learning

Posted by Leigh Hynes on January 17, 2017 at 13:00 1 Comment

Found this new Blended Learning Video because I subscribe to the Bozeman channel which Paul Anderson creates, as a teacher of sciences and biology in particular.

In my opinion the video is very good because it ties in blended learning with the inquiry model of learning. It does not matter which model of inquiry learning you subscribe to you can see how blended learning is so effective.



Most important factors in mentoring: Findings and guidelines from an NZ study

Posted by Hazel Owen on January 15, 2017 at 16:30 0 Comments

I would say this is a very interesting resource if you are involved in, or interested in, mentoring. The findings from the research project are summarised below, and you can also purchase the guides that have been developed from the project via the Ako Aotearoa site.

The project summary reads (source):…


Will it take thousands of dollars to make your website accessible.

Posted by Raymond M Rose on January 14, 2017 at 10:00 1 Comment

Here's a followup post about my attempts to get my local school system to address the issue of making their institutional website meet US accessibility requirements.  

I'm waiting to see how the Trump administration deals with civil rights legislation.  There's been a lot of speculation, but I prefer to wait for something concrete.


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

Online glossary

Started by Sylvia Hach in Tips and Tools. Last reply by Allanah King May 1, 2015. 7 Replies

Hi everybody,I teach a first year blended, flipped Anatomy & Physiology paper at a tertiary institution in Auckland, New Zealand and we have struggled to find a good platform for an online…Continue

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Ethos and exploitation

Started by Adon Kumar in Theories and principles. Last reply by Hazel Owen May 1, 2015. 4 Replies

I recently attended a meeting where the key topic of discussion was the exploitation of migrant workers by their migrant employers. The plight of some migrants both on shore and on the oceans was…Continue

Tags: Exploitation, Students, International, Migrants

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

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles Aug 8, 2014. 0 Replies

As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of 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


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