NEX - Kōtuitui Online Teachers Network


The Virtual Learning Network Community has been in place in some form since 1994. Within this publication are many of the communities, stories and shared vision that make up this rich community of schools.


  1. Video: Carol Moffatt: Origins VLN

    Founding Principal, Carol Moffatt (Oxford Area School) talks the origins of the first eLearning cluster, CantaTech Read more…
  2. Video: Derek Wenmoth: Origins

    Core Education's Derek Wenmoth talks the Virtual Learning Community Read more…
  3. Video: Origins: Ken Pullar

    NetNZ Executive Leader, Ken Pullar talks the next steps for virtual learning and the origins of OtagoNet. Read more…
  4. Coronavirus and Education: Are we ready?

    The emerging coronavirus epidemic (and possible pandemic) has thrown a significant question our way. Read more…
  5. 25 Years Celebration

    On Saturday 24th August we celebrated 25 years of the Virtual Learning Network Community. It was a fantastic night full old old ... Read more…
  6. Celebrating 25 years of the Virtual Learning Network Community

    Believe it or not, the Virtual Learning Network Community is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Read more…
  7. A Quick History of Virtual Learning in New Zealand Schools

    Virtual learning has been taking place in New Zealand schools since the early 1990s when schools collaborated to share teachers and ... Read more…
  8. VLN Primary School - Look out here they come

    If you thought online learning was only for independent self motivated senior secondary or university students - think again! Read more…
  9. Volcanics eLearning: Growing opportunities through collaboration

    Secondary students throughout New Zealand are taking hard-to-access subjects through virtual learning communities, heralding diverse ... Read more…
  10. What is NetNZ?

    NetNZ is a community of secondary and area schools from across New Zealand who work together to provide online learning opportunities ... Read more…
  11. Eddie and Hazel Interview: The Virtual Learning Network Community (Interview 2013)

    This is dedicated to my awesome friend Hazel Owen who sadly passed away a short time ago and I miss her heaps. Hazel interviewed me on ... Read more…
  12. Teacher Supply and Networks of Learning

    The emerging issue of teacher supply in many regions of New Zealand has been well documented over the past year and the various ... Read more…
  13. Video: Rethinking Education: Networks of Schools

    What are the opportunities and barriers to enabling any state school to provide distance education, if they have the infrastructure to ... Read more…