Ako Aotearoa Reports
The reports on this page each review targeted areas of Ako Aotearoa funded work, and have been used by us to check the work we’re doing with the tertiary sector is bringing about lasting change in tertiary teaching and enhancing learner success. Outcomes and learnings from these reports help us make informed decisions for our future work.
The Way Forward
Launching Ako Aotearoa into a bright future
This document outlines the history of Ako Aotearoa, our role, our values and most importantly our future in Tertiary education. "We assist tertiary educators and organisations to enable the best possible educational outcomes for all learners."
Building capability and connection– how Ako Aotearoa is adding value to tertiary education in Aotearoa New Zealand
This report demonstrates the impact Ako Aotearoa has made to Aotearoa New Zealand’s tertiary teaching sector.
The report explores various streams of Ako Aotearoa work including; sector partnerships, co-funded change projects, cross-sector strategic events, the Professional Development programme, and Ako Aotearoa’s role as a leader in the tertiary teaching sector.
Contributing to better tertiary teaching and learning outcomes – the summary
A summary of two reports on the impact of Ako Aotearoa’s co-funded projects
The summary report outlines the evaluative approach, and highlights the impact of projects across four key dimensions: reach, impact on learners, impact on practitioners, and impact on project teams.
The summary report examines the value and benefits of the co-funding model, and reviews implications and recommendations from the two larger reports.
Contributing to better tertiary teaching and learning outcomes – the full reports
The value of co-funded projects for budget-holders, practitioners and learners
Two reports that explore the value and benefits of the Ako Aotearoa co-funding model for change projects.
The first report focuses on project value and impact of Ako Aotearoa co-funded projects from the perspective of budget-holders.
The second report examines the impact and reach of 32 Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub Project Fund projects including; impact on teaching practice, impact on learners, and impact on project teams.
Māori learner success in tertiary education: Highlights from Ako Aotearoa supported research projects
A report that presents highlights and key findings from projects that have been funded and co-funded by Ako Aotearoa since its inception.
The report takes key highlights from 45 funded projects and provides a range of insights, discoveries, and strategies that practitioners can utilise and learn from. The report also provides some indication of the gaps in research where further work is required.
e-Learning in tertiary Education: Highlights from Ako Aotearoa supported research
This publication provides a synthesis of the outcomes from 38 Ako Aotearoa projects that engage with the diverse implications of technology for New Zealand tertiary education.
Success for Pasifika in tertiary education: Highlights from Ako Aotearoa-supported research
This report identifies key findings from Ako Aotearoa projects that support the enhancement of education outcomes for Pacific learners in tertiary education.
The report identifies factors that contribute positively to improved outcomes for Pacific learners, and reflects the findings of other research across the sector.
Designing the bridges: Highlights from Ako Aotearoa supported foundation, bridging and LLN research projects
A comparison of Ako Aotearoa co-funded projects’ contribution to the foundation and bridging learning sector.
The report compares a group of projects and synthesises their findings. The projects in the report have all worked to ensure the participation of a diverse group of New Zealanders in New Zealand society and workplaces.
Learning in and for work: Highlights from Ako Aotearoa research
This report draws on more than 30 Ako Aotearoa funded projects to identify the benefits of learning in the workplace and the factors that make it successful.
Educating health practitioners: What works
Focusing on 27 teaching and learning projects that Ako Aotearoa has supported relating to the health workforce. The report identifies common themes associated with successful education of a highly diverse practitioner groups.
The report identifies three key areas where further work would be valuable.