Category Archives: Research

A Demonstration Report Effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga

Jill Parfitt kindly shared the latest report on Te Kotahitanga effectiveness to be released by the Ministry: KA HIKITIA – A Demonstration Report Effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 2010-2012. An excerpt from an introduction to the report reads: Notably, … Continue reading

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Feel like meetings are taking over…you might not be the only one!

As you go to yet another meeting, you might perhaps be wondering why. It may help you to know that you are not alone. The findings from a recent survey by LogMeIn, Inc. and Ovum suggests that not only has the number of … Continue reading

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Potential to be harmful? Keeping the conversations open about innovation and impact on health

For every sizeable innovation there are detractors and advocates. Think, for example, the television in the late 1950s, 60s and 70s. When it initially became available and affordable for many people, was going to open up education for the world … Continue reading

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The politics of technology….

A lot of things went through my mind as I read Denis McGrath’s post, Are Hi-tech solutions contingent on Lo-tech solutions? Many of these thoughts were loosely related wonderings (so please be patient ;-p). Denis starts from the “premise that all artifacts we … Continue reading

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Is it the technology alone or the learning design that effects student learning?

It’s all rather confusing! A few weeks ago, the wonderful Rachel Dingle recently shared a piece of research with me that made me go…hmmmm. The research, as she said, indicates that “there are no discernible differences between students who have access … Continue reading

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Student voice and meaningful engagement: What might this look like?

I live-blogged these notes during a session facilitated by Rachel McNae (University of Waikato). Rachel’s background and main area of interest is student voice, and one of the questions she asks is, what might this look like? Her session looked … Continue reading

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What impact is participating in a Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme having for students? Check out this video

This video provides some teacher’s reflections and insights as to how participating within the Virtual Professional Learning and Development programme programme has helped their students and impacted their practice. We would like to acknowledge and thank all of the participants who shared … Continue reading

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

Tertiary sector organisations have developed a range of approaches around planning and implementing eLearning. This report gives an overview of some of the research literature relating to a variety of approaches. The executive summary for the report reads as follows: The … Continue reading

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What are the most important issues for students and parents when it comes to satisfaction with Higher Eduction?

What are the most important issues for students and parents when it comes to satisfaction with Higher Eduction (HE)? This infographic (based on US data) highlights important factors, as well as providing some guidelines for improving the overall college experience. I … Continue reading

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Think before it’s too late (Edward de Bono)

It is really different to convince people that thinking is important. Thinking needs to be practical rather than political, and focussed on ‘what’s next’ rather than what has been. According to Edward de Bono (keynote at the final day of … Continue reading

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