Information about the e-learning research and evaluation work commissioned by the Ministry of Education.
E-Learning Publications and Information
For e-learning publications please refer to 'Related Pages' inset box (top right). For related information on external websites please refer to the 'Where to find out More' inset box (right).
e-Learning Research and Evaluation
The Ministry of Education commissions a variety of research and evaluation around the impact of e-Learning practices in education. Overall the Ministry's research and evaluation of e-Learning aims to:
- Assess the impacts of Ministry e-Learning initiatives across the education sector to strengthen planning and implementation
- Explore e-Learning practices that make a positive difference to learning
- Support educators to make critical and reflective pedagogical decisions about their use of e-Learning.
e-Learning Education Resources
The Ministry of Education's Enabling e-Learning initiative aims to support schools in using ICT effectively to enhance students' learning. Enabling e-Learning brings together the latest information and professional learning resources via a dedicated space on Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) and the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) community.
With technology increasingly key to education delivery, the Government has prioritised schools in its Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiatives (RBI), under which fibre is being rolled out across New Zealand. 97% of schools will receive ultra-fast broadband capability by 2016, with the remainder in areas too remote for fibre to receive an improved broadband service via satellite or alternative technology. As part of this commitment all state and state-integrated schools will receive a fully-funded connection to the fibre being rolled out in their area.
The Ministry undertakes and commissions a considerable amount of research, much of which is being utilised in the development of Māori education policies. e-Learning Education Publications are released on Education Counts.
Where to find out more
Contact UsFor queries about e-Learning Research and Evaluation please contact:
Ministry of Education
P O Box 1666
New Zealand Email: Research Mailbox