Kiwi Blend: Blended Learning for Kiwis by Kiwis

Introductory Activity - Kiwi Blend

Adobe Connect Webinar

Who: Ken Pullar, e-Principal, OtagoNet
When: Wednesday September 8, 2010 @ 7:30pm
Where: Group 4's Adobe Connect Room

Could you please:
  • check that you can access the room prior to Wednesday evening and contact the seminar leaders if you have any problems
  • enter the room 5 minutes before the session to make sure everything is working
  • ensure that the microphone on your computer/headset is muted before you come into the room

The session will be recorded and uploaded to this page for your reference.

We are very aware that connectivity can be an issue for some of you, should you have any problems close all browser windows, restart your browser and enter the room again.

If you have problems with your Massey ID, click on 'enter as a guest'. It may take a few moments for the room to appear.

Before the seminar...

e-learning communities in New Zealand secondary schools have been in existence since the early 1990’s.  Unlike the overseas examples, i.e. USA, their growth and development has been ‘organic’ with little national coordination (Jeffares, n.d.)

As background preparation for our guest speaker, Ken Pullar e-Principal, OtagoNet, either;

  • view the following eLearning and Secondary Futures Thinking Slideshare presentation,
and /or
  • read Connected Secondary Schools – a paper prepared by the PPTA ICT taskforce
Connected Secondary Schools
File Size: 382 kb
File Type: pdf
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Archived Adobe Connect Webinar - Personalising Learning

Select this site for the  recorded session, don't forget to use your Massey User Name & ID

Follow-up Activity

Making connections - by now you should be reflecting on the ideas discussed in Ken's presentation and the suggested readings.  As we process the ideas and information the use of a mind map often helps with the organisation of key ideas, as well as promoting those JIT ideas that surface as the debate starts.  Using this mindmeister map please add any ideas, resources, links that come to mind as you work through this seminar,  facilitating the sharing of resources and ideas related to blended learning. This is a work in progress ..... keep adding as you work through the rest of the activities. (Password is massey & you will need register on the mindmeister site).
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