Courses usually consist of 10-18 students from 5-10 different schools across New Zealand.

Each school has an eDean who has the responsibility to provide on-site support for students and act as a point of contact for the teacher. The course will run using an online hub or class space which acts as the focal point for learning and interaction. These class spaces are developed by the teacher using their tool of choice – usually a google+ community. Some courses are fully online, but the majority are a mix of paper and online learning. 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.

By Darren Sudlow