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CORE Education eFellowship Awards 2013

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Key aim

The CORE Education eFellowship Awards recognise innovative elearning practice by New Zealand teachers. The Fellowship celebrates teaching excellence in an elearning context and aims to raise public and educational community awareness of the benefits of eLearning. Once inducted into the Fellowship, Fellows will provide ongoing, community-focused leadership in the field. In any one year up to 6 new Fellows may be selected for the CORE Education eFellowship Induction Programme.



  • In 2013 there will be up to 6 awards.
  • The Fellowship is open to all educators from early childhood centres, primary and secondary schools (includes state and private sectors); and those teaching children in other organisations such as libraries, conservation organisations etc.
  • To be awarded an eFellowship, educators must have a strong existing reputation for innovative practice or leadership in elearning and a desire to share their e-learning approaches, practices and enquiries with the wider teaching community.
  • During this Fellowship year Fellows are expected to carry out an e-learning teacher enquiry which will be presented to the wider teaching community. This enquiry will reflect the Fellow's passion for e-teaching and learning.
  • Applications for the CORE eFellowship Award to be completed Applications have closed
  • Applicants must complete ALL sections of the online application form and ensure that TWO online supporting statements are received by CORE Education by the closing date.
  • Please ensure you read ALL sections of the online application form carefully.

Application process

Applications will only be accepted on the online application form. On the application form you need to:

  • Provide contact and professional information.
  • Provide a brief outline of your professional history, highlighting any involvement in innovative teaching and learning (100-200 words).
  • Outline the innovative e-learning approaches and enquiries you have undertaken (200-300 words).
  • Explain how your approaches and enquiries contribute to the knowledge of effective teaching and learning (100-200 words).
  • Outline the teacher enquiry you intend to carry out during your Fellowship induction year (50-100 words).
  • Explain how you intend to disseminate your innovative practice and expertise to the wider education community (up to 100 words).
  • Include contact details of two supporters of your application, one from your Principal or Centre Manager, and one from another person qualified to comment on your professional history, reputation and capability.
  • Ensure your supporters complete an online supporting statement form by the closing date.


Criteria for selection

In selecting educators for induction into the Fellowship, the selection panel will consider:

  • The applicant's proven history of, and reputation for, innovation or leadership in teaching and learning in general, and in e-learning in particular.
  • The quality of the applicant's innovative practices and approaches to e-learning.
  • The applicant's proposal for teacher enquiry.
  • Evidence of potential for leadership in their sector.
  • The relevance of their e-learning approaches and enquiries to contemporary educational issues.

The selection panel

  • Selection will be conducted by a panel set up by CORE Education.
  • The panel will consist of two CORE Education representatives (one of whom will chair the panel), one current eFellow not employed by CORE Education, and one prominent member of the education community.
  • At least one member of the panel will be able to contribute a bi-cultural perspective on the selection process.
  • CORE Education may co-opt other members onto the panel if necessary.
  • Panel members will be nominated and appointed by the executive team of CORE Education on an annual basis.
  • The panel's decision is final.

The awards for the 2013 inductees

In their year of induction into the Fellowship, eFellows will receive:

  • A certificate officially recognising the Award and allowing the Award winner to use the honorific eFellow.
  • Paid study leave (TRD or equivalent funding) to an agreed level. For 2013 this will be 10 days for each eFellow, 7 of which will be to attend the Master Class Programme at CORE Education and 3 days to be taken at the eFellows' discretion by arrangement with their centre or school.
  • A series of Master Classes where the inducted eFellows will meet to undertake professional learning and dissemination activities coordinated by CORE Education.
  • Membership of an eFellows online community where portfolios/blogs/journals and other dissemination material can be stored.
  • Technical support related to eFellows‚ e-learning, enquiries and activities.
  • Payment of home broadband costs, to a maximum of $43 inc GST per month, from March to November inclusive.
  • All travel, accommodation and meals associated with attendance at the Master Class Programme at CORE Education.
  • Registration and accommodation for the ULearn 2013 Conference.

2013 Master Classes will be held at CORE Education Christchurch on:
Thurs. 7th Fri. 8th March
Thurs. 23rd Fri. 24th May
Thurs. 22nd Fri. 23rd Aug
Mon. 7th – Fri. 11th Oct (held at the 2013 ULearn venue, in Rotorua or Hamilton - to be decided)
Fri. 29th Nov


eFellows will be expected to:

  1. Attend all master classes at the scheduled times.
  2. Present an enquiry project at an agreed conference.
  3. Work together in a collaborative fashion.
  4. Be active in relevant e-learning online communities.
  5. Publish their approaches and e-learning practice in an e-portfolio/blog through the community website.

Application forms