• 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

  • A Review of the literature on computer-assisted learning, particularly integrated learning systems, and outcomes with respect to literacy and numeracy

    This report reviews the literature on computer-assisted learning, particularly its effects on learning outcomes. The evidence regarding the use of computer-assisted learning in literacy and numeracy is assessed, as well as the use of integrated learning systems. The report then looks at evidence from research studies on the value of computer-assisted learning including SuccessMaker. Pre-conditions for effective computer-assisted learning are also examined.

    Author(s): Dr Judy M Parr and Irene Fung, School of Education, University of Auckland.

    Date Published: November 2000

  • An evaluation of Arts Professional Development Online in support of the Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum

    Arts Professional Development Online' commenced nationally during 2001 to support the implementation of 'Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum', targeted specifically at rural and isolated schools. This report details the outcome of an evaluation of this professional development that was carried out late 2002.

    Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins with Ed Strafford, Roberta Tiatia and Fiona Beals, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

    Date Published: June 2003

  • An investigation into current e-Learning activities in New Zealand Industry Training Organisations

    This report was commissioned by the Ministry and undertaken by the Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation in collaboration with the Waikato Institute of Technology.

    The report identified and described how:

    • Information and communication technologies, software simulations and digital training packages are currently used within the industry training sector in New Zealand.
    • Information and communication technologies, software simulations and digital training packages are currently used within the vocational sector globally.
    • The industry training sector can be informed of, and implement efficiently, the most appropriate blend of e-Learning activities for their individual organisation.

    Author(s): John Clayton & Richard Elliott and Leah Wood & Doug Pouwhare

    Date Published: October 2007

  • An investigation into factors that influence NZ Polytechnic/Institute of Technology tutors' uptake of e-learning, with particular reference to early and later adopters and resisters

    This report was commissioned by the Ministry and undertaken by the Waikato Institute of Technology. It investigated the factors that lead New Zealand polytechnic and institutes of technology tutors to adopt or resist the incorporation of e-learning approaches into their teaching practices. It utilised case studies, focus group interviews, and national surveys in order to establish these factors and included consideration of perspectives from both tutors and organisational management. In terms of the tutors it focused on four main groups: early adopters, later adopters, intending adopters, and resisters.

    Author(s): David Mitchell, John Clayton, Beverley Gower, Hugh Barr, Stephen Bright

    Date Published: August 2005

  • Approaches and implications of e-learning adoption on academic staff efficacy and working practice: a comparative study

    This report was commissioned by the Ministry and undertaken by the Universal College of Learning in collaboration with Otago Polytechnic. It examined the multiplicity of staff development (SD) being offered in the polytechnic, university and college of education sectors. It used case study research methodology. It not only examined the current status of SD for e-learning across the tertiary sector, but also other factors impacting on staff experiences with e-learning.

    Author(s): Bronwyn Hegarty, Merrolee Penman, Cheryl Brown, Beverley Gower, Oriel Kelly, Dawn Coburn, Grant Sherson and Gordon Suddaby

    Date Published: September 2005