What impact is participating in a Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme having for students? Check out this video

This video provides some teacher’s reflections and insights as to how participating within the Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme programme has helped their students and impacted their practice.

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of the participants who shared their reflections in the video. The camera and editing work for this video was done by Michael Lintott.

With thanks also to the Ministry of Education and Te Toi Tupu for their ongoing support.


About ictenhancedlearningandteaching

I am a director and consultant at Ethos Consultancy NZ (http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/). I have a keen interest in all aspects of ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching (ICTELT) where the focus lies on ways of scaffolding and empowering learners. In particular, I am interested in the way that creative, blended approached to Academic Professional Development can create trust, rapport and encourage reflective practice. As such, ICTELT is approached from facilitation, design, evaluation and assessment as opposed to the tools and what they can offer. I am a strong advocate of the potential of Web 2.0 to empower learners from all walks of life and cultures, especially after my experiences working for 6 years in the Middle East. In particular, I am interested how ePortfolios can be used in the VET sector (especially where Literacy and Language challenges are faced), in Recognition of Prior Learning, and in authentic, applied assessment. I have been involved with designing and developing ICTELT approaches and programmes for ten years. Following research informed approaches and design, I apply a qualitative, iterative process to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, programmes and tools, encouraging learners' voices and input from all stakeholders.
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1 Response to What impact is participating in a Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme having for students? Check out this video

  1. Ellen Falsey says:

    The video was very reassuring that programs such as VPLD are going to come our way and refocus our professions to teaching and also one of facilitating. Today’s students are changing rapidly and the educational system seemed to be lagging behind the students when it came to technology. Today, we don’t want to confiscate technology as contraband, we want to find a use of it for education. Our students need to think of technology as tools of learning. Interactive and even fun, but still learning with an objective.

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