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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.

Find out more ...

Latest discussion

  • Group: iPad/iPod User Group

    Topic: App for making brochures

    Started by Mary-Anne Murphy 23 Oct 2014 5:10pm () Replies (2) Last reply by Allanah King
    HI All I have had a request from a teacher wanting to know about ipad apps that are great for creating brochures (free-or reasonably priced). Thanks in advance Mary-Anne  
  • Group: LEARNZ

    Topic: Tell a tale DigiAwards 2014 and your LEARNZ experience

    Started by Barrie Matthews 23 Oct 2014 3:21pm () Replies (1) Last reply by Barrie Matthews
    Hi Teachers Here is a chance to tell a story about how you have used LEARNZ - and maybe win something (entries close Saturday 1 November). Details at http://www.vln.school.nz/groups/profile/867818/tell-a-tale-digiawards-2014 There are 5...
  • Group: Help

    Topic: Feedback

    Started by Glen 11 Jul 2013 12:18pm () Replies (10) Last reply by Tessa Gray
    If you have any feedback about the VLN Groups, bug reports, suggested enhancements, etc. please post them as a reply to this message.  If you are experiencing technical difficulties with logging in, etc. please email help@vln.school.nz

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