It was a buzz to hook in with Patea today and to see from the VC room background that they had begun to set up and use their new learning space. Today was a good opportunity for all staff at Patea to experience a video conference and to talk to Ken from OtagoNet. The discussion was around what were the possibilities their learning centre would bring for their students and what were some of the pitfalls they may need to navigate. Having experienced and researched this at Roxborough, Ken was able to offer some practical ideas and insights. Between Ken and I we also gave staff a bigger picture view of the activities of the Virtual Learning Network and the opportunities available for our students.