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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

  • Topic: Explain Everything

    Started by heather bell 31 Aug 2015 2:26pm () Replies (3) Last reply by heather bell
    You will have heard me rant on about Explain Everything last week, it really is a great app.  Here's a link to a website '21ST CENTURY LEARNING WITH EXPLAIN EVERYTHING' that has a range of ways it can be used which may help you...
  • Group: Modern Learning Environments

    Topic: Help!!- Research against MLEs- the most scathing please!

    Started by Mia 26 Aug 2015 8:49pm () Replies (15) Last reply by Mia
    Hi all, I have been reading through all the posts in this forum, starting from the earliest ones years ago. It's been fascinating reading for me over the last few months at the beginning of this journey. I'm hoping to get some help. I...
  • Group: Chromebook/Chrome User Group

    Topic: Chromebox

    Started by Lynne Crowe 31 Aug 2015 6:16pm () Replies (3) Last reply by Steve Trotter
    Just wondering if there are schools using Google Chromebox and what the pros and cons are! I would love to hear from anyone who has some knowledge of these. Thanks Lynne

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