Enabling e-Learning Newsletter, Volume 31 December 2015
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Nau mai, haere mai,

This is the last Enabling e-Learning newsletter for the year with the latest updates from the Enabling e-Learning website and community.

We wish you a very relaxing and safe Christmas break and we look forward to connecting with you in the New Year. 

Ministry initiativesMinistry Initiatives


New three year deal with Microsoft provides software to schools

The Ministry of Education has confirmed a new three year deal with Microsoft to provide their software to New Zealand schools.

Schools will have a choice of cloud-delivered or traditional on-premise software, and new tools to manage the increasing fleet of mobile devices in schools.

More information on Software for schools »

Towards digital fluency

Towards digital fluency is the Government's outline of work and initiatives underway. The outline addresses all four dimensions of learning in the 21st Century:
  • infrastructure
  • teaching and learning practices
  • online content
  • equitable access.

The Connected Learning Advisory – Te Ara Whītiki

Connected Learning AdvisoryThe Connected Learning Advisory – Te Ara Whītiki is a free Ministry of Education service that offers consistent, unbiased advice to state and state-integrated schools and kura on integrating technology with learning.

How the Connected Learning Advisory can support Communities of Learning.

CLA webinar – Register now!

Contact details and more information:

New school stories

This new series of videos from Halswell School focuses on the development of an innovative learning environment underpinned by pedagogy and supported by a robust infrastructure.



Planning for next year?

Game design competion 2016 – students in Years 7-13 create a playable game or game design where players have fun while learning to contribute to a safe road system.

LEARNZ field trips 2016 – check out what's planned for Term 1 and enrol now.

Professional learningProfessional learning


Keep connected over the holidays with discussions in the Enabling e-Learning community in the Virtual Learning Network.

Revisit webinars recorded this Term »

Dates for the Enabling e-Learning webinar series for 2016 will published in January.
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