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NEX - Kōtuitui Online Teachers Network

September Newsletter

Tūhononga o ngā tangata mōhio ipurangi

Building capability in online learning and teaching through Networks of Expertise

In this issue we celebrate 25 years of online learning in NZ schools. Look out for our 25th Anniversary publication coming out soon. If you have a story to share we would love to include it!

We are looking forward to our inaugural NEX hui in the second week of the school holidays in Rotorua. It's not too late to join us. Please register if you would like to attend - there is support for travel costs. Attending ULearn during the week? Look out for us in the conference hall at Stand 44. 

If you just can't get away to join us in person, tune into our keynote speaker Steve Wheeler, discussing Connected Pedagogy. Other PLD, that is flexible and accessible starting during the holiday break, is OERu open course on OER & Creative Commons. This follows on nicely from the work we have recently been doing with Tohatoha Aotearoa Commons.

Read up on the activities of the NEX online community in NEX Buzz and plan ahead to join in our Virtual Cafe sessions in Term 4.

Ngā mihi

Rachel, Darren & the NEX team

Contents

25 Years Celebration

by Darren Sudlow

On Saturday 24th August we celebrated 25 years of the Virtual Learning Network Community. It was a fantastic night full old old stories shared among old friends. Although interestingly one key message that came out of it - The networked schools model must continue to grow.

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NEX National Hui 2019 - Programme

by Rachel Whalley

The NEX lead teacher team are very much looking forward to our first national hui on October 8th in Rotorua at the Millennium Hotel. Here are more details about the day. It's not too late to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Video: Steve Wheeler: Connected Pedagogy

Steve Wheeler: Connected Pedagogy

by Darren Sudlow

The term 'online learning' is often used in its broadest sense to reflect any form of learning using the internet, but what form can learning take when moved into a barrier free, online environment? What are the possibilities for connected forms of learning over the next ten years? Join Steve Wheeler in an exploration of 'Connected Pedagogy'.

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Free online course to master the basics of OER and Creative Commons

by Rachel Whalley

The OERu has partnered with the ICDE 2019 World Conference on Online Learning to provide a free professional development opportunity in open education. This free course is open for all educators.

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NEX Buzz - September

by Rachel Whalley

This ongoing series of articles keeps members up to date with some of the activities in the NEX online learning community. Jump in and join the conversation!

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Virtual Cafe

by Rachel Whalley

Our popular Virtual Cafe continues in term 4. Grab a coffee and swing by to korero about ideas, challenges and successes. Note the dates for your diary:

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