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e-Learning in Early Education PDF Print E-mail
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e-Learning in Early Education

When Moodle was first introduced into New Zealand in 2004, it was the Teriary Institutions that lead the way in it's adoption. And in that regard it was the Polytechnics and Technical Institutes that were first to tkae it seriously.

Since that time it has become popiular with Secondary Schools, and now the Universities. Massey University and Canterbury University in Christchurch (NZ) have now adopted Moodle as their main LMS.

It is gratifying to now see that Moodle is moving down into the Primary school sector, with some early adopters gaining recognition in their efforts.

I have been lucky enough to be a part of the endeavours of The Alpha eLearning Facility run by Frances Hill. Frances is based in Fairlie and works by day at the local primary school. However at 7am each morning she is busy at work with her Home Schooled protoges around New Zealand.

While her efforts have yet to be heralded in New Zealand, she has received acclaim for her work in the USA and Mexico. Sounds like the typical NZ story to me!

So watch this space.


Celestial Planets Online PDF Print E-mail
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CelestiaFor online learning teachers, here is an excellent tool to use for teaching students about Space.

It's a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. it is called Celestia, and  runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface of the Earth. You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.

All movement in Celestia is seamless; the exponential zoom feature lets you explore space across a huge range of scales, from galaxy clusters down to spacecraft only a few meters across. A 'point-and-goto' interface makes it simple to navigate through the universe to the object you want to visit.

CelestiaCelestia is also expandable. It comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft. If that's not enough, you can download dozens of easy to install add-ons with more objects.

Click here to see a guided tour of the product, produced using the Screenr tool from




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