Showing posts from August, 2013

To LMS...and beyond!

A couple of months ago I was pondering the BIG question - to LMS or not to LMS ? For those of you who are not down with the edu lingo, LMS stands for learning management system, which is a term for an online environment or platform that is used as a means for managing learning online...funny that. Well, ponder I did, and still do, asking myself if we are actually in a post-LMS world. Part of me was convinced we are, that the concept of a LMS was singular and restrictive and quite frankly a bit 'yesterday'. But then, mid-ponder it struck me. I was asking the wrong question. It was not a question of 'To LMS or not to LMS?' It should have actually been the question - 'How do you we evolve the LMS to best meet the changing needs of schools and learners? It was not a matter of 'throwing the baby out with the bath water', it was more about teaching that baby to swim! So how is the LMS evolving (or does it need to evolve)? The evolution for me is that it i

Looking for the Library Leader of the future!

Hobsonville Point Secondary School are looking for an innovative Library Leader for our future-focused school - sound like you or someone you know?? This will be an amazing opportunity for someone to develop their dream library for our school in state-of-the-art facilities and with a fabulous team of educators.  Are you: ●       passionate about future-focused pedagogy ●       committed to supporting student and teacher inquiry ●       collaborative ●       optimistic ●       innovative Role Description                                                               We seek a librarian who is confident using many modern learning tools and has a clear vision of how a future-focused library can support and foster the use of e-learning across all subject areas. A library qualification is preferable, with experience in library systems and an interest in working with teenagers. Personal qualities we seek include being approachable and