This report presents the outcome of an experimental design to investigate the impact of persuasive and affective SMS text messages on students’ self-regulated learning strategies while attending an introductory information systems course, with a focus on supporting Māori and Pacific learners.
This project focused on the identification of key tutor practices, in relation to delivery of content, student engagement, and cultural awareness, that correlated to successful outcomes for Māori students in a PTE. The results highlight the effectiveness of a bicultural approach to tutoring adult students.
Establishing relationships between tutors and the class are fundamental to learning. Many Māori students are uncomfortable sharing with or contributing to group activities when they are clustered with people they don’t know.