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  • VLN Community Research

      Last month some of our Taranaki VLN Primary schools hosted Canadian researcher Michael Barbour. Michael is on sabbatical from Wayne State University in Detroit and has been sponsored by DEANZ (Distance Education Association NZ) and Core Education to research the VLN Community....

    Tags: vln_primary, vlnc, elearning, distance education, research

  • e-Learning to improve young people's chances: NZ Institute paper

    More ladders, fewer snakes - a recently released paper from the NZ Institute (Boven, Harland and Grace, 2011)(PDF) -  proposes two interventions to improve outcomes for New Zealand’s youth: accelerating the roll-out of e-learning to low decile schoolsand improving the school-to-work tr...

    Tags: e-learning, research, young people, students, oecd

  • 21st Century Teaching & Learning - NZCER Research Project - Be Involved!

    A call from NZCER to be involved in a new research project on 21st century teaching and learning.  NZCER is beginning a new research project for the Ministry of Education entitled 'Supporting 21st century teaching and learning for New Zealand students'. The project aims to develop a visio...

    Tags: elearning, 21st century, research, teaching, learning

  • Using wikis for learning

    This was originally posted by Simon Evans 2 April 2012. This is cross-posted as part of the transition of Software for Learning to Enabling e-Learning. Greg Carroll highlights some of the benefits for teachers of using wikis for professional development.  More social media, so the ar...

    Tags: wiki, wikispaces, pbworks, research, edtalks

  • Blogs, wikis, networked schools...Check out 'Computers in NZ Schools'

    Some great articles in the current edition of the Computers in New Zealand Schools: Learning, Teaching, Technology, 23 (2). Digital Diversity and Education: Some Philosophical Problems: John Clark - Massey University ICT for Teaching and ICT for Learning: They are not the same: Rob...

    Tags: blogs, wiki, networked_schools, e-learning, diversity, cinzs, research

  • Collaborative Teaching – Case Study Quest

    Dear Colleagues Dr Lorrae Ward and I are interested in hearing from, or learning more about possible case study schools that are making use of a collaborative mode of teaching where the collaboration is beginning to happen with others outside the school walls. We are particularly keen to make...

    Tags: collaboration, case study, research

  • Call for papers - Computers in New Zealand Schools - Innovative practices and future possibilities

    Thanks Niki from DEANZ for sharing this: Call for papers for a special issue of Computers in New Zealand Schools (http://education2x.otago.ac.nz/cinzs/ )  Assessment and ICTs: Innovative practices and future possibilities Guest Editors: Elaine Khoo and Bronwen Cowie (Univer...

    Tags: computers in nz schools, cinz, research, elearning, assessment, ict

  • Learners' Participation, Retention and Success in e-learning: An Annotated Bibliography

    By way of Michael & DEANZ - this elearning report out on Education Counts. Though this is tertiary research there is much of relevance for the schooling sector. "Peter Guiney (Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis) has released an annotated bibliography of literature related to participa...

    Tags: deanz, distance education association of new zealand, e-learning, education, high school, new zealand, research, virtual school

  • Future-oriented learning and teaching in NZ | NZCER report

    Have you seen the future? NZCER has been investigating, and has produced a thought-provoking report on what future-oriented teaching and learning looks like, what conditions enable it and how you might support and sustain such approaches. Here's what they found: Effective teaching faciltates&n...

    Tags: 21st_century_learning, future-focus, research, nzcer, ministry of education

  • Virtual School MOOC – Introduction to K-12 Online Learning Research (10 September-07 October 2012)

    A reminder about the Virtual School massive online open course (MOOC) entitled Introduction to K-12 Online Learning Research that will held from 10 September-07 October 2012. This MOOC will be designed to provide a broad overview of the field of K-12 online learning, specifically what is curren...

    Tags: cyber school, education, high school, massive open online course, MOOC, research, virtual school, vsmooc12