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Connected Learning Advisory

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: The Virtual Learning Network Community (VLNC) is a network of school clusters who collaborate to provide access to curriculum and learning opportunities for students through online learning largely brokered through http://pol.vln.school.nz

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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

Registering/Logging in: Advice and support

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.

Find out more ...


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: Enabling e-Learning

    Topic: Google! Give me my stuff!!!

    Started by Angela Sime 30 Nov 2015 9:37am () Replies (6) Last reply by Hamish McLean
    Hi everyone ... I'm sure someone out there can help me out with this, I have some teachers leaving who have MASSIVE amounts of data in their School owned Google accounts.  You can't transfer the ownership to someone outside the...
  • Group: Maths in the Primary School

    Topic: Sharing Resources

    Started by Donna Golightly 27 Nov 2015 5:55pm () Replies (10) Last reply by paulahay
    Does anyone know of a central place where teachers can access shared resources? Have seen in 2 seperate classrooms this week awesome learning plans for students with LI's and digital resources for the students to work independently from that...
  • Group: Chromebook/Chrome User Group

    Topic: Chromebooks

    Started by Lynne Crowe 26 May 2014 8:00pm () Replies (38) Last reply by Hamish McLean
    We are just starting with some Chromebooks and wondered which one is the most popular/reliable in schools. We would appreciate any advice. Thanks.

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