Project Details

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.

Aims: 

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.

Methodology: 

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.

 

Team

toi ohomai

Dr Judith Honeyfield

Project leader

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
cath fraser

Cath Fraser

Consultant

Independent Contractor
toi ohomai

Ruth Boal

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Status

Completed

Funding

$20,000.00 (excl GST)

$10,000.00 Regional Hub Project Fund
$10,000.00 Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Key Findings

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.

Key Recommendations

Tool

ePosts: Enhancing tertiary learning and teaching through technology

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
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