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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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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.

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Latest discussion

  • Group: Androids in the Classroom

    Topic: Using gdocs on tablets

    Started by Tania Chapman 27 Aug 2014 6:23pm (yesterday) Replies (5) Last reply by Tania Chapman 3 hours ago
    Our school has just purchased Samsung tablets and they do not have Microsoft word loaded. We have been using gdocs but I am finding the tool bar very limited and it does not the same range of tools which Microsoft word offers. I am wanting my year 7...
  • Group: Google Classroom (Aotearoa/NZ)

    Topic: Google classroom

    Started by Kathy Baker 28 Aug 2014 8:03pm (3 hours ago)
    Wow is what is happening for us. We did not have Hapara and were looking to go there next year so thought might as well register and have a play. The uptake by teachers and the student engagement, enjoyment both within and beyond the classroom is...
  • Group: Enabling e-Learning

    Topic: Digital Literacy Progressions

    Started by Janet McCarroll 20 Aug 2014 3:26pm (8 days ago) Replies (34) Last reply by Hamish McLean 3 hours ago
    We here at st Mary's Tauranga we are in the middle of a review process, re working our Writing, Reading and Mathematics Learning Progressions. ( Which we will willingly publish and share on completion) My wondering: I am hoping the  group will...

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