Enabling and Supporting Learning using Information and Communication Technologies
e-Learning is an area of dramatic change in New Zealand schools. Current research identifies that e-Learning tools can motivate and engage students. This motivation and engagement can be a critical catalyst as our teachers continue to strive to offer authentic, relevant and dynamic learning for Onslow College students.
It also enables students to access and create digital content whenever it is appropriate to enhance their learning
The New Zealand Curriculum encourages schools to explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning. It specifically identifies the potential of eLearning to:
- Assist in the making connections by enabling students to enter and explore new learning environments, overcoming barriers of distance and time
- Facilitate shared learning by enabling students to join or create communities of learners that expend well beyond the classroom
- Assist in the creation of supportive learning environments by offering resources that take account of individual, cultural, or developmental differences
- Enhance opportunities to learn by offering students the virtual experiences and tools that save them time, allowing them to take their learning furthe
All students using the Onslow College network are bound by the ICT User Agreement signed by both the student and the parent/caregiver on enrolment.
A copy of the agreement is available here.
The ICT Licence introduces students to all the IT skills that they will need at Onslow College.