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TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey 2013

TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey 2013 This report outlines the results of the TELA Laptops Scheme School Survey for 2013. This survey was conducted in order to determine whether the current products offered by the TELA Scheme are meeting user needs and to examine the quality of support services schools receive from Telecom Rental.

Author(s): Emanuel Kalafatelis, Katrina Magill and Hayley Stirling, Research New Zealand.

Date Published: July 2014

Government and sector-level tertiary e-learning initiatives

Government and sector-level tertiary e-learning initiatives This report gives an overview of the literature published between 2004 and 2013 relating to government and sector-level tertiary e-learning initiatives in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2014

Extramural students’ participation and achievement: Trends, patterns and highlights

Extramural students’ participation and achievement: Trends, patterns and highlights This report presents a view of extramural (or distance education) students’ participation and achievement in tertiary education from 2004 to 2011. It compares participation and completion rates in courses provided extramurally with intramural courses. It also looks at the prevalence of e-learning in extramural courses and compares extramural courses that are delivered by e-learning methods with those that are delivered by paper-based methods.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2014

Organisational approaches to e-learning in the tertiary sector: An annotated bibliography

Organisational approaches to e-learning in the tertiary sector: An annotated bibliography This report gives an overview of the research literature relating to approaches adopted by tertiary sector organisations when planning or implementing e-learning.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2013

e-Learning Achievement: Trends, patterns and highlights

e-Learning Achievement: Trends, patterns and highlights This report presents a view of tertiary e-learning achievement from 2004 to 2009. This report compares completion rates in courses that are delivered with e-learning to those that are delivered by traditional methods. The report will also establish which of the e-learning delivery modes had higher and lower course completion rates. Finally, trends in course completion rates over time are discussed. Its key findings are:
  • Face-to-face courses had higher completion rates than e-learning courses overall. But in some groups – full-time students, intramural students, university students and Asian students – there was little difference in the completion rates of e-learning and courses delivered by traditional methods.
  • This finding for Asian students challenges much of the evidence from the wider research literature which finds that Asians do badly in e-learning because they are thought to favour more directive teaching styles.
  • The other groups, polytechnic students, extramural students, part-time students, Māori and Pasifika, older students, and women had an advantage in face-to-face, paper-based delivery courses.
  • Much of the research literature indicates that women do better than men in e-learning because e-learning requires greater self-management. But we find evidence for e-learning being relatively less advantageous for women.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 2013

Learners' participation, retention and success in e-learning: An annotated bibliography

Learners' participation, retention and success in e-learning: An annotated bibliography This report gives an overview of the literature on tertiary learners’ participation, retention and success in e-learning. We selected a large selection of research literature which consisted of both published research from journals, books and the internet and ‘grey’ literature that included project reports, unpublished theses and dissertations and reports commissioned by government agencies.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2012

e-Learning provision and participation: Trends, patterns and highlights

e-Learning provision and participation: Trends, patterns and highlights This report analyses tertiary sector e-Learning provision at a system, sub-sector and course level from 2004 to 2008. The sub-sectors focused on in the report are universities and polytechnics and the course levels bachelors degrees and certificates (Levels 1-4). Participation in e-Learning course at these levels over the same time period is analysed by focusing on the following learner groups: 18-19 year olds, the 40+ age group, Māori, Pasifika and European and females and males

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2011

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 1 to 3)

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 1 to 3) The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) on Years 1 to 3 teachers’ work in the Waikato region.

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Alister Jones and Ann Harlow, with Mike Forret, University of Waikato.

Date Published: July 2010

e-Learning and implications for New Zealand schools: a literature review

e-Learning and implications for New Zealand schools: a literature review This e-Learning literature review examined texts across a range of countries, but within a relatively short time frame of the preceding five years. A range of criteria were used to select or eliminate studies for closer review (see Methodology and Methods section). Some key terms are defined for the purpose of this review: outcomes, e-Learning, tools, affordances, Web 2.0.

Author(s): Noeline Wright

Date Published: July 2010

Literacy teaching and learning in e-Learning contexts

Literacy teaching and learning in e-Learning contexts This report presents the findings of a research project on literacy teaching and learning in e-Learning contexts carried out by CORE Education and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Ministry of Education in 2009.

Author(s): Sue McDowall for CORE Education and New Zealand Council for Educational Research

Date Published: June 2010

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in Auckland schools

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in Auckland schools The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) on primary schools within the Greater Auckland area.

Author(s): Assoc. Prof. Judy Parr and Dr. Lorrae Ward

Date Published: June 2010

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in Otago schools

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in Otago schools The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) on primary schools within the Otago region.

Author(s): Keryn Pratt, Kwok-Wing Lai & Ann Trewern with Fiona Concannon & Harriet Sutton

Date Published: May 2010

Outcomes for Teachers and Students in the ICT PD School Clusters Programme 2006-2008 - A National Overview

Outcomes for Teachers and Students in the ICT PD School Clusters Programme 2006-2008 - A National Overview This report focuses on the effectiveness of the 2006-2008 Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICT PD) School Clusters programmes and supplements previous evaluations of the first six ICT PD programmes. It is the last report of an ongoing evaluation of the ICT PD teacher professional development initiative, which has been implemented in New Zealand since 1999.

Author(s): Selver Sahin & Vince Ham - CORE Education [Report to the Ministry of Education]

Date Published: May 2010

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 4 to 6)

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 4 to 6) The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (referred to from here as the TELA scheme) on Years 4 to 6 teachers’ work over a period of three years (2004-2006) and to record emerging changes in laptop use. The investigation focused on the Ministry of Education expectation (Ministry of Education, 2004) that teacher access to a laptop for their individual professional use would lead to gains in confidence and expertise in the use of ICTs, to efficiencies in administration, would contribute to teacher collaboration and support the preparation of high quality lesson resources. It was also anticipated that teacher would use their laptop in the classroom for teaching and learning.

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Alister Jones and Ann Harlow with Mike Forret, Clive McGee, and Thelma Miller, University of Waikato.

Date Published: May 2010

A Literature Review focused on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and e-Learning in the Context of Te Reo Māori and Kaupapa Māori Education

A Literature Review focused on Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and e-Learning in the Context of Te Reo Māori and Kaupapa Māori Education The Ministry of Education has identified the need to further explore the use of Virtual Learning Environments particularly in the context of te reo Māori and kaupapa Māori education. This literature review was sought to provide further understanding for the Ministry of Education in this area.

Author(s): Prepared by Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai & Hans Tiakiwai [Kiore Enterprises Ltd] for the Ministry of Education

Date Published: March 2010

Outcomes for teachers and students in the ICTPD School Clusters Programme 2005-2007: A national overview

Outcomes for teachers and students in the ICTPD School Clusters Programme 2005-2007: A national overview This report focuses on the effectiveness of the 2005-2007 Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICT PD) School Clusters programmes and supplements previous evaluations of the first five ICT PD programmes. It is part of an ongoing evaluation of the ICT PD teacher professional development initiative, which has been implemented in New Zealand since 1999.

Author(s): Vince Ham, CORE Education.

Date Published: July 2009

Evaluation of the ECE Information and Communication Technologies Professional Learning Programme

Evaluation of the ECE Information and Communication Technologies Professional Learning Programme The Early Childhood Education Information and Communication Technology Professional Learning Programme (ECE ICT PLP) is a three year pilot professional development programme established in 2006. The overarching goal of the ECE ICT PL Programme is increased teacher capability (with particular emphasis on ICT capability) that leads to transformation and the development of a community of practice; which, in turn, contributes to enhanced learning outcomes for children.

Author(s): Sue Cherrington, Lisa Oldridge and Vanessa Green with Carmen Dalli, Susan Davidson, Ali Glasgow, Sonja Rosewarne, Jayne White and Deborah Wansbrough, Victoria University of Wellington.

Date Published: March 2009

Using e-Learning to build workforce capability: A review of activities

Using e-Learning to build workforce capability: A review of activities This report was commissioned by the Ministry and undertaken by the Waikato Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Industry Training Federation. The report’s main objectives were to:
  • Identify how e-Learning is employed in work-based and work-placed learning both internationally and nationally.
  • Describe the impact of e-Learning on building workforce capability globally and nationally.
  • Assess the demand from employers, providers and learners for e-Learning in improving individual and organisational capability.
  • Demonstrate how, and in what ways, e-Learning can aid particular industry sectors in building workforce capability.
  • Examine reasons why e-Learning is not being used in particular industry sectors to support work-based and work-placed learning.
  • Recommend further activities that could be taken to promote and embed the effective use of e-Learning in work-based and work-placed e-Learning.

Author(s): John Clayton, Richard Elliott, Sarah-Jane Saravani, Nicholas Huntington, Nicholas Greene

Date Published: October 2008

Released on Education Counts: 16 November 2009

Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICTPD) School Clusters Programme

Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICTPD) School Clusters Programme This page provides evaluations of the Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICTPD) teacher professional development initiative. The ICTPD School Cluster programmes in New Zealand are aimed at increasing teachers’ ICT skills and pedagogical understandings of ICTs, at increasing the use of ICTs for professional and administrative tasks in schools, and at increasing the frequency and quality of the use of ICTs in schools to support effective classroom teaching and learning.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

TELA: Laptops for teachers evaluation: Final report years 7 & 8

TELA: Laptops for teachers evaluation: Final report years 7 & 8

The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme: TELA (referred to from here as the TELA scheme) on teachers’ work over a period of three years (2004-2006) and to record emerging changes in laptop use.

This evaluation report presents findings from three annual cycles of national focus groups and questionnaires with Year 7 and 8 teachers in New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Alister Jones and Ann Harlow with Mike Forret, Clive McGee and Thelma Miller

Date Published: June 2008

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