This publication describes MIT’s approach to establishing effective organisational practices to improve retention and success within the New Zealand context and with reference to the international research.
The purpose of this project is to help literacy and numeracy providers to understand how to better engage learners from various Pacific Island countries in literacy, numeracy and financial literacy training.
Brown, Mark; Arnold, Alan; Ronald, Gregor & White, Derek
Selecting a new Learning Management System (LMS) is a strategic decision. The LMS is a
key part of your institutional culture, and shapes not only the student experience but also the
future direction of your institution.
The central question explored is: how do you successfully implement a new LMS within a large
The change to a new Learning Management System (LMS) combined with the restructuring of teacher education programmes has led to the need for additional professional development within our College of Education. An online “Educational Design Classroom” has been created with two major goals in mind: to help prepare faculty to design their online spaces for the new courses, which at times combine different subject areas within the same course; and to develop those spaces for teaching both flexible learning (distance) and on-campus students within ‘Learn’ the new LMS. The paper highlights elements of the “Educational Design Classroom”, the theory behind it, and its use.
The HEART (HEaring And Realising Teaching-voice) learning design support strategy aims to support teachers’ learning design practice by eliciting and depicting the pedagogical beliefs underpinning a learning design or resource. In this session participants trial an early prototype of the HEART website, and provide critical feedback on each stage of the support strategy.
This paper outlines an initiative to achieve systemic change in the teaching culture of a faculty through providing staff with teaching supports and resources embedded within the University’s reward and recognition processes. It explains why this initiative is important and describes the evaluation plan.
Tertiary institutions are motivated to offer greater flexibility in the delivery of their courses in order to increase student enrolments, retention and outcomes. The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) provide a means of delivering course content to learners who cannot be present on campus at specific class times. This poster graphically demonstrates how the design of blended task-based learning environments offer flexibility of time, place, student learning style, and teaching and learning approach, all of which are more suitable to the needs of today’s learners.
This project aims to collate “best practice” stories and exemplars that have enhanced successful learning experiences for Māori, Pacific and youth learners at Whitireia. These stories, strategies and exemplars will be sourced from Whitireia staff and used as a basis for establishing a foundation of success across Whitireia and its many staff and campuses to increase the prevalence of staff using successful teaching and learning strategies and ultimately producing a resource that can be used as a professional development reference tool.