The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
Distance and Flexible Learning includes flexible learning and support, blended learning, and technology-assisted learning such as e-learning and m-learning.
An initiative to help faculty and doctoral students develop effective online teaching practices within the context of Library and Information Science (LIS) education. WISE Pedagogy seeks to provide LIS instructors with resources and information on successful strategies and guide them through the process of developing their own sound pedagogical practices.
A conference paper outlines the importance of information literacy, the major barriers faced by distance students and makes suggestions as to how institutions and their libraries can better meet their learning needs.
This Australian project developed an advanced immersive learning environment for engineering students to deepen and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the design, operations and risk management of complex process systems. The environment provides virtual access on the desktop to major industrial operations that serve also for improved industrial operator training.
This project was successful in influencing student retention in distance education, both for first time and returning students, through purposeful interventions such as pre-enrolment counselling, firmer late-enrolment procedures, and the further activities of academic support personnel.
This project developed a process to embed augmented reality targets into course materials and trialled the materials developed with a group of learners to see whether or not having access to the images improved their learning experience and helped them engage with the material.
This resource is a practical guide for tertiary institutions establishing a student peer-mentoring project. It focuses on the peer mentoring of at-distance students but is also relevant to on-campus student mentoring, and offers particular guidance in the mentoring of Māori students.
Explores how colleges and universities are embracing innovation and using emerging technologies to enhance learning in a climate of economic pressure, changing social circumstances and rapid technological change.
From the UK, a publication designed for those in further and higher education who aim to enhance the student learning experience through apt and imaginative uses of technology. It outlines key aspects of designing learning in a technology-rich context and is structured to address the needs of experienced practitioners as well as those new to technology-based learning and teaching.
This project aimed to better understand the critical success factors and pedagogy for effective use of e-learning with Māori learners, and to train educators on the effective use of e-learning for Māori learners.
This report contributes to the ITPNZ project entitled Critical Success Factors for Effective Use of eLearning with Māori Learners. The project has been designed to provide information on critical success factors for Māori eLearners and to disseminate findings to educators within the tertiary education sector.
In October 2010, the AUT University commissioned a literature review of learning management systems (LMS) as one part of a broader project reviewing LMS at AUT. Includes a brief history of e-learning in NZ, environmental scan, critical reflections on LMS, and future considerations for LMS.
This report explores what digital information literacy is and how it could be most effectively applied in tertiary education., and identifies methods to develop adults’ digital skills and capabilities, and to understand how these contribute to lifelong learning.
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 literature review is intended to address and support the use of technology in teaching and learning by identifying new and emerging pedagogies; determining what constitutes effective use of technology in teaching and learning.
A free professional development resource to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.
This article examines the emergence of technology-enabled active learning environments and the reasons for their appearance. It explores three case studies and considers how effective they are in enhancing teaching and learning outcomes.
This report examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative enquiry within higher education in Australia and New Zealand over a five-year time period.
A synthesis of the research literature in the field of Web 2.0 in higher education, and a series of illustrative examples of how these tools are being used in learning and teaching. It draws out the benefits that these new technologies appear to offer, and highlights some of the challenges and issues surrounding their use.
Effective Assessment in a Digital Age is aimed at those in higher and further education who design assessment and feedback for their learners. The guide draws on recent JISC reports and case studies from different contexts and modes of learning to explore the relationship between technology-enhanced assessment and feedback practices and meaningful, well-supported learning experiences.
This Ministry of Education report describes a project undertaken to explore what digital information literacy is and how individuals can obtain it. Digital information literacy takes dedicated time, intensive support and the opportunity to experiment with a range of information and communication technologies.
Faculty Focus is a free e-newsletter featuring innovative strategies, best practices and fresh perspectives on what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to teaching, learning, and leading in tertiary education. Also includes some more in-depth reports.
NCAT is an independent non-profit US organization dedicated to the effective use of information technology and course redesign to improve student learning outcomes and reduce the cost of higher education. Website includes many resources about course redesign using technology.
This Ministry of Education report describes a project that supplemented workplace learning with online numeracy activities. It found that simple online tasks that trainees completed in their own time helped them to improve their numeracy skills.
Best practice recommendations for the use of technology to help students engage with their feedback have been identified from the research. The recommendations should be considered within the context of an institution where e-learning is characterised as a mainstream feature of the student experience.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are resources licensed in a way such that they can be re-used, re-purposed, re-mixed and re-distributed. This infokit from JISC and the UK Higher Education Academy has resources and issues to consider.
A literature review commissioned by the Ministry of Education to examine the use of e-Learning particularly in the context of te reo Māori and kaupapa Māori education. Not specific to the tertiary sector.