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Connected Learning Advisory: The Connected Learning Advisory allows schools and kura to contact advisors by phone or online for consistent, unbiased advice on integrating technology with learning so they can get the best results for their students and communities.

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Teacher-led Innovation Fund: A place to discuss the Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF).

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VLN Community: A network of school clusters and educational institutions collaborating to provide online access to a broad range of curriculum learning opportunities for students.

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Enabling e-Learning: The Ministry of Education’s online ‘hub’ for ICT-related education resources and programmes in New Zealand. 

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VLN Primary School: The VLN Primary initiative aims to extend learning opportunities for our students by enabling online collaborations between schools.

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VLN Help: Request support or advice

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Getting started: Advice for new members

LCO Handbook: A support handbook for cluster schools.

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Welcome to the Virtual Learning Network


Kia ora!

The Virtual Learning Network (VLN), He kōtuinga ako ā-ipurangi, is an interactive resource provided by the Ministry of Education for all New Zealand educators.

The VLN provides access to:


The Learning Exchange is a brokerage site that enables connections between teachers and learners; joining clusters, schools, groups and individuals who are learning through online and blended programes.

The VLN supports the work of the Māori Medium Kura Network and the VLN Community (VLNC), and promotes the concept of classrooms without walls, where learners and educators have the flexibility to connect with each other 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The learning exchange comprises of five areas of collaboration: Programmes of learning, Projects, Professional learning, Participation, Parents & Whanau.

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VLN Groups is a social network for teachers, school leaders and facilitators to connect, share experiences, and learn together.

The main intent is to foster the  co-construction, co-development, and the sharing of, best practice in blended learning environments.

It includes the Enabling e-Learning community groups

To participate in the conversations:

  • Register/Login
  • Set up your profile
  • Add colleagues to your network
  • Join the groups that appeal to you, or even set one up yourself


The LCO Handbook gives advice and guidance to kura & schools that choose to operate as a collaborative network and utilize electronic and face-to-face mediums, in order to enhance the learning outcomes and opportunities for students, their whānau and educators.

Find out more ...

Latest discussion

  • Group: e-Learning: Leadership

    Topic: Student Management Systems

    Started by Erana Kihi 29 May 2015 11:33am () Replies (16) Last reply by Andy Ashworth
    Which Student Management System is better for schools that range from Yr 1-Yr 13 and why? etapp Kmar or  Musac
  • Group: PRTs

    Topic: Please come on in and join the group.

    Started by Leigh Hynes 01 Jul 2015 11:19am () Replies (1) Last reply by Leigh Hynes
    To make this group useful to PRTS, it would be great if you can add discussion topics.  For example, how many of you have an eportfolio for your registered teacher criteria and what platform are you using?  Why do you like that platform?
  • Topic: MLE discussion group

    Started by heather bell 01 Jul 2015 7:34am () Replies (1) Last reply by heather bell
    Hi.  Just found this VLN forum that could be worth looking at - it's exploring the way schools are using MLE pedagogies.  It will only be running for another 2 days but the discussions could prove useful. Guiding...

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