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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: iPad/iPod User Group

    Topic: Flash

    Started by Roomone Ladysnows 02 Aug 2014 6:21am (12 hours ago) Replies (7) Last reply by Stuart Hale 5 hours ago
    Hi, I am quite new to iPads in the classroom but am ticking along driving my own pd in this area. My question is what is everyone else doing about flash. As I understand it, iPads don't support flash so therefore my kids can't access cool stuff on...
  • Group: Universal Design for Learning

    Topic: The real reason children fidget

    Started by Roxy Hickman 23 Jun 2014 10:42am (40 days ago) Replies (9) Last reply by Cathiesten 20 hours ago
    This article struck a chord with me about learning and the changing nature of our expectations on our kids. I have visited classrooms where students fidgeting with a pencil or other object were told off and the object removed, only for the...
  • Group: e-Learning: Technologies

    Topic: apple TV, Airserver, Chromecast...

    Started by Jane 01 Aug 2014 11:27am (yesterday) Replies (6) Last reply by Hamish McLean yesterday
    Hi All We are wanting to invest in digital media players to use to wirelessly project information from our laptops (PCs) and iPads onto our classroom projectors. Does anyone know what's the most multipurpose/useful/cost effective way to do this out...

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