ePosts: An introduction to effective online teaching
A 10-month action research, eLearning project to produce an entry-level handbook, workshop and workshop materials. A collaboration of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Weltec & Whitireia and Ara Institute of Technology.
The aim of the project was to produce:
- a new resource (called ePosts) for new tertiary teachers and teachers new to eLearning
- a workshop lesson plan, based on the resource, that could be tailored to any tertiary organisation and/or any workshop training session.
The project methodology included:
- a literature review
- resource drafting and sector review
- invitation to contribute content, eg, case studies
- a pilot study
- anecdotal feedback on learner benefit
- final report
- post-project impact evaluation.
Dr Judith Honeyfield
Project leaderToi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Ruth BoalToi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Findings on the benefits of eLearning
- Learner needs and expectations were met with self-paced, just-in-time knowledge, and anytime, anywhere learning.
- eLearning enhanced the quality of the student learning experience.
- eLearning improved access and flexibility of study for students.
- It also provided uniform training to a geographically dispersed student base.
- Teaching services were delivered more efficiently with reduced infrastructure costs.
- Enrolments increased by targeting new groups of potential students.
- It contributed to a overall culture of effective and efficient lifelong learning.
A teaching resource by Judith Honeyfield, Cath Fraser and Ruth Boal for Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.
(PDF, 2.2 MB, 23-pages).
- 20 December 2017