Date: 13 April 2012
CORE Education Director Derek Wenmoth used his time wisely on Thursday by attending the DEANZ Conference in Wellington, and making a presentation to the NZEALS Conference in Tauranga.
Thanks to asnet video conferencing centre in Wellington, Derek presented ‘the future direction for education in New Zealand, focusing on blended learning, the role of online communities of practice, and the emergence of networked schooling models’.
“I talked to the Education and Leadership Society about a future-focused education system that is responsive to the needs of 21st century learners. I outlined how this was already happening with the emergence of school clusters using video conferencing and other technologies to share classes, resources and staffing, while skyping into their conference”, says Mr Wenmoth. “All the while, I was discussing the development of open, flexible, distance education practices with the Distance Education Association. It was a stimulating and busy day!”