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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

  • Group: e-Learning: Teaching

    Topic: Managing device use in a BYOD classroom

    Started by Rebecca 04 Mar 2015 8:58pm () Replies (12) Last reply by Rebecca
    Hi, I have a year 4/5 class where the children all have a device - some are using their own, some are using the schools chromebooks.  For the most part this is working really well and the children are really engaged but we are having some...
  • Group: Improving the outcomes for English learners through ICT

    Topic: Using googledocs

    Started by Juliet Fry 14 Aug 2012 4:51pm () Replies (5) Last reply by Annette Vartha
    Hi there   I want to support a couple of teachers using googledocs in the following ways: 1. for the teacher to help a student edit his writing by inserting sggestions 2. for a group of students to jointly construct a text with the aim to...
  • Group: Enabling e-Learning

    Topic: Students as Tech Support

    Started by MrsB30 04 Mar 2015 8:01pm () Replies (3) Last reply by MrsB30
    Not sure if I am asking this is the right place, so sorry if not! We have a Digi Club at school and I'd like to train up the Year 5/6 students in the group to offer tech support to teachers and students. I am currently released one day a week to...

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