Find out about The 'supermarket', a tertiary education scenario which provides an extensive range of learning objects, courses and other resources as depicted by the ‘shelved’ rows of boxes.
About this scenario
In this scenario, a learning environment follows specific academic and production quality standards to address the needs of New Zealand employers, professions and iwi. A massive range of courses and units of study are produced that are particularly effective for up-skilling in vocational contexts with quality assurance promoted by Industry Training Organisations and NZQA where appropriate.
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Digital technologies are employed to efficiently produce learning materials and assessment. Occasionally many students engage in a simulation, possibly a multi-user virtual environment, which provides individual learning analytics for teachers who guide students to further resources. Resources and their redevelopment in WIKIs promote uptake of Open Educational Resources.
A national diploma and its courses developed by the polytechnics in the Tertiary Accord of New Zealand are offered by the members and updated on a regular basis by the consortium. Products are available online and via CDs. In similar contexts an industry advisory group meets regularly to ensure that the programme remains congruent with industry practice.