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.


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.

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toi ohomai

Dr Judith Honeyfield

Project leader

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
cath fraser

Cath Fraser


Independent Contractor
toi ohomai

Ruth Boal

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology




$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


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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