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eLearning - what does it mean?
This is our eLearning vision statement, from the eLearning Vision 2015 document:
"We Integrate technology in the St Peter's community to Enable and Enhance empowered, self-managing, lifelong learners"
learning supported or facilitated by digital technologies
Information and communication technology (ICT) has a major impact on the world in which young people live. Similarly, e-learning has considerable potential to support a range of teaching and learning approaches:
- assist the making of connections by enabling students to enter and explore new learning environments, overcoming barriers of distance and time
- facilitate shared learning by enabling students to join or create communities of learners that extend well beyond the classroom
- assist in the creation of supportive learning environments by offering resources that take account of individual, cultural, or developmental differences
- enhance opportunities to learn by offering students virtual experiences and tools that save them time, allowing them to take their learning further.
As well as supporting traditional ways of teaching and learning eLearning can open up new and different ways of learning.
This site,from Netsafe.org.nz, is a great resource full of information, links and conversations from New Zealand schools. It's the Learn, guide, protect framework - bookmark it! It may help you to continue learning about the digital world that is growing around us and help you to be able to walk alongside your children as they grow and learn to become digital citizens.
Here are a few tips of things you could look at with your son/daughter as a way to connect the learning dots with them after school or at the weekend. They're just suggestions to help you to connect with your child in a digital environment looking for activities that could help with their learning.
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