Project Details

A Ministry of Education funded project to learn how tertiary institutions are using e-learning practices and develop guidelines for tertiary education practitioners.

A collaboration of AUT University, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Manukau Institute of Technology, Massey University, New Zealand Tertiary College, NorthTec, The Open Polytechnic, Otago Polytechnic, TANZ, Te Whare Wānanga O Awanuiārangi, UCOL, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Wintec and Ako Aotearoa.

Aims:

The project aimed to:

  • develop a set of resources and tools to assist institutional leaders to plan and manage their use of e-learning more strategically
  • identify the issues of significance and express them as questions that leaders should be asking of their institutional strategy, policy and practice
  • publish case studies illustrating a number of strategies used across the New Zealand tertiary education sector.

Methodology:

The methodology of the project featured:

  • a series of interviews with tertiary sector representatives to clarify the strategic issues requiring attention and confirm the lack of strategic guidance available
  • development of ethics protocols approved by Massey University to set the terms for gathering and publishing data on the institutional case studies.

Team

AUT

Andrew Higgins

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
massey university

Tom Prebble

Massey University

Status

Completed

Funding

$0.00 (excl GST)

Key Findings

Key 'strategy' questions for institutional leaders

  • What are the medium and long-term strategic goals and objectives of your institution?
  • How are these strategic goals reflected in your institution’s Learning and Teaching Plan?
  • How are these strategic goals reflected in your institution’s more specific plans for e-Learning?

Key 'structure' questions for institutional leaders

  • How should you organise and manage for e-Learning?
  • More specifically, who should be responsible for what and how should their various efforts be integrated and led?

Key 'resourcing' questions for institutional leaders

  • How should e-Learning be resourced within your organisation?
  • What will it cost?

Key 'decision-making' questions for institutional leaders

  • Who makes the decisions about which courses and programmes will use e-Learning?
  • How they will do so?

Key 'collaborating and outsourcing' questions for institutional leaders

  • Should you collaborate with other institutions or outsourcing a set of services or developing them in- house?

Key 'selecting technologies' questions for institutional leaders

  • What is the problem this technology will solve? What sort of priority is it?
  • Do our teachers/students wish to teach/study in this way? How do we know students will achieve their learning outcomes?
  • Will we suffer if we simply don’t adopt it?
  • What are the implications for staff workload?
  • Will the technology open up new markets (geographic, demographic, subject) for us?
  • Is it a cost-effective solution in terms of capital and recurrent costs?
  • Is it a robust technical solution?
  • What implications does this technology have for intellectual property?

Key Recommendations

  • Institutional leaders should ask a series of questions of their strategies for e-learning to clarify the strategic issues requiring attention.
  • They should draw on the project resources as a guide.

Report

Taking the Lead, Strategic Management for e-Learning

A full report prepared for Ako Aotearoa and the Ministry of Education by AH Higgins and TK Prebble.

(PDF, 479 KB, 68-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Report

SUMMARY | Taking the Lead, Strategic Management for e-Learning

A report prepared for Ako Aotearoa and the Ministry of Education Andrew Higgins and Tom Prebble.

(PDF, 2.6 MB, 16-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Poster

Taking the Lead, Strategic Management for e-Learning

A report prepared for Ako Aotearoa and the Ministry of Education Andrew Higgins and Tom Prebble.

(PDF, 229 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

AUT University – Providing Leadership for Teaching and Learning (and e-Learning)

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 78 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – Staff Development in a Smaller Institution

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 82 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

New Zealand Tertiary College – Strategic Management for e-Learning in the Private Sector

 A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 62 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

The Open Polytechnic – Planning and Development of e-Learning Courses

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 78 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

University of Auckland – Organisational Restructuring to Support e-Learning

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 78 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

UCOL – The Importance of Locus As Well As Focus

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 67 KB, 2-pages).

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Case study

TANZ – Collaboration Across the Sector

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 67 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

NorthTec – Leadership of Core Strategies

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 217 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Manukau Institute of Technology – The Contribution of Strong Leadership

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 65 KB, 2-pages).

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Case study

University of Canterbury – Developing e-Learning without an Explicit e-Learning Strategy

A three-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 67 KB, 3-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Otago Polytechnic – Strong Strategic Leadership

A three-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 70 KB, 3-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi – Putting the e in Wānanga

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 64 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Wintec – Contracting Services from Outside the Institution

A three-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 70 KB, 3-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Whitireia Community Polytechnic – Planning e-Learning at a Programme Level

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 64 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Massey University – Devolution of Control

A three-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 70 KB, 3-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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Case study

Massey University – Developing an Online Infrastructure

A two-page case study prepared for Ako Aotearoa and Ministry of Education.

(PDF, 66 KB, 2-pages).

  • 30 September 2008
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