Six New Zealand tertiary institutions are engaged in a collaborative network of practice around learners and mobile devices, examining the ways in mobility, social media and new approaches to learning and teaching are changing the landscape of education. The project will generate a range of practical strategies for students, teachers and leaders to utilise the affordances of mobile devices for pedagogical transformation and empowering learners.
This project is aimed to provide support to students who may find it difficult studying in a new tertiary environment.
The programme methodology will be purely hands-on with applied and practical learning by our youth participants, using museum artefacts/treasures as cultural learning tools.
In this project we will adapt the successful LEARNZ Geohazard virtual fieldtrip (VFT) from the compulsory education sector to suit university field sciences. General criticisms of virtual learning include lack of community, slow feedback, and less motivated students. LEARNZ VFT’s are aligned with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, to specifically address these criticisms.