This research report was commissioned by the Ministry and undertaken by Massey University. This examined the existing international state and federal/provincial policy in the area of e-Learning, and attempted to determine the outcomes of the policy implementation. It also considered subsequent and proposed amendments and the reasons for those. It determined the nature of government-funded infrastructural arrangements for e-Learning, focusing on the specific barriers and enablers faced by small and remote communities.
Both areas (policy and accessibility) included Australia, Canada, the UK, EU states, federal and state policy in the USA, and the more developed Asian nations. It also considered trans-national organisations as part of the context of policy formation e.g. the Commonwealth of Learning and UNESCO.
Author(s): Dr Bill Anderson (Project Director), Dr Mark Brown, Fiona Murray, Dr Mary Simpson, Mandia Mentis
Date Published: September 2006
This report looks at people who used the Student Loan Scheme while undertaking tertiary study, and then went overseas. It profiles those overseas and looks at the characteristics of those who return to New Zealand and of those who stay away
The analysis finds that at any point in time, a high proportion of borrowers will be overseas-based. Of those who were found to have returned, most did so after a reasonably short period – three years or less. But a large proportion had been away for longer than three years and was still based overseas at the end of our data series.
While those overseas have poor student loan repayment records overall, those who return make good progress in repaying loans. Those who return repay at a slightly faster rate than those who never went overseas, in part because they are more likely to have higher qualifications that lead to higher earnings.
Author(s): Roger Smyth, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education and Deborah Spackman, Statistics New Zealand.
Date Published: January 2012
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