Who are we?
NetNZ is a community of secondary and area schools from across the South Island who work together to provide online learning opportunities for their students.
NetNZ’s mission statement recognises that, above all, it specialises in innovative education regardless of location:
“to develop an environment for sustained innovation and development of quality, online learning experiences, for anyone, anywhere across New Zealand and beyond.”
How does it work?
Courses usually consist of 10-20 students from 5-10 different schools across New Zealand.
Each school has an eDean who is responsible for providing on-site support for students and act as a point of contact for the teacher. Courses run using an online hub or class space which acts as the focal point for learning and interaction. These community spaces are developed by the teacher using their tool of choice. Each class meets once a week using a video conference (using Google+ Hangouts) which acts as an important point of contact between teacher and students.
Where to from here?
We have been developing a fully browsable platform called ‘Journey’, which holds all our programmes. You are welcome to look around by following this link. Anyone can enrol directly through Journey. You just need to register.
You can also contact us here.
NetNZ works with the Online Learning Community (OLC) in the North Island in a reciprocal arrangement to ensure all secondary age learners in New Zealand have access to online programmes. These programmes are offered by schools across the country using a networked learning model which has been in development since 1994.
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