The Virtual Learning Network Community (VLNC) is a group of clusters and individuals who choose to operate as a collaborative network, utilising digital technologies in order to enhance the learning outcomes and opportunities for learners (students, teachers, school communities, and educators).
A blog created by Michael Barbour, focussed on issues related to distance education at the K-12 level, specifically the use of virtual and cyber schools.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic course certificate.
Udacity offers courses in artificial intelligence, deep learning foundations, robotics, virtual reality development, and more.
LEARNZ is a programme of free virtual field trips taking students to remote places all over New Zealand, Antartica, and beyond.
Free services that support student-centred learning for K-12 students, adult learners, parents, and educators.
A blog post from Derek Wenmoth.
An article written by Jiyuan Yu and Zi Hu, which explores online learning and it's challenges.
Traditionally a teacher would teach subtraction or adjectives or the lifecycle of the butterfly in class and then children would use workbooks or assignments to do exercises on the topic. With flipping, students do the basic learning for homework and cover the applied learning and any problems in class. The theory is that there is less passive learning in class and more active and personalised learning.
This article from TeachThought outlines blended learning/flipped learning in action, and how hybrid classrooms are redefining education through defying conventions related to students work in and away from the classroom.
eLearning Industry's breakdown of cloud-based and open-source learning management systems .
These learning management services help schools, businesses, and organisations develop, assign, and track online classes.
Created by Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute.
This qualitative case study of the Cantatech and TOSItech audio-graphic distance learning projects provides description of when, why, and how both projects came into being. It also provides discussion of the issues and impacts connected to this particular use of information communications technology in rural New Zealand secondary schools.
KAWM encompassed a number of school improvement initiatives and aimed to: improve student achievement; improve school performance; strengthen school and community relationships; upgrade school ICT infrastructure; and improve teachers' professional capability through ICT.
Develop the future of education together with CORE's in-depth facilitated online programmes. These courses take place over 20 weeks, with the support of CORE's expert facilitators.
Building a collaborative culture in and across your learning setting, with your community, represents a profound shift – from isolation and autonomy to de-privatised practice. We work with you, implementing structures and processes to support you as you build your collaborations and become a successful networked learning community.
Collaboration transforms teaching and learning. Though a collaborative culture is not quickly established, it produces educationally powerful relationships with learners, their whānau, and teachers.
This resource describes the four pillars of flipped learning: flexible environment, learning culture, intentional content, and professional educator.