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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

  • Topic: DVC Resubmissions for externals

    Started by Nicole Price 29 Mar 2015 4:07pm () Replies (1) Last reply by Nicole Price
    Hi All, I Had a query from a teacher the other day, I thought it might be useful for other teachers if shared the question and the response from NZQA. "Last year I submitted work for AS91063 Freehand Drawing External. One came back as N/A...
  • Group: iPad/iPod User Group

    Topic: Using Meraki as an MDM? Changes to standard (SM) accounts

    Started by Juliet Revell 29 Mar 2015 10:50am () Replies (2) Last reply by Steve Lydford
    Hi everyone I am just reading through the changes to Meraki that have been made, and are effective as at 24 March 2015. https://docs.meraki.com/display/SM/Systems+Manager+Transition+FAQ I've copied the key changes from the Meraki...
  • Group: New Entrant Teachers

    Topic: New Entrant planning

    Started by Karrie 29 Mar 2015 2:35pm () Replies (1) Last reply by Karrie
    Hi everyone, I have taught Year 1 and 2, and will be teaching New Entrants in Term 2.  Would anyone be willing to share their daily plan, outlining the sorts of things you do each day? Thankyou!

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