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Osborne, Jo; Dibben, Mark – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
Universities are increasingly recognising the need to broaden the experience and understanding of their students beyond a single disciplinary approach, to produce graduates more capable of solving the problems of a multidisciplinary world. At the University of Tasmania, a "breadth unit" programme is underway with the dual purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Barnett, Shirley; Te Wiata, Ina – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
This article is informed by a kaupapa Maori methodology and reports on a "by Maori for Maori" peer mentoring programme. The programme, offered by the College of Business at Massey University, focuses on Maori students who are studying at a distance. We outline the programme and the experiences and perceptions from kanohi ki te kanohi…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Distance Education, Mentors, Peer Teaching
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Liu, Guimei; Clayton, John – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
The growing demand for an increasingly skilled competitive workforce and the associated demand for change and responsiveness in the provision of technical vocational education and training (TVET) has led to the development of stronger links between New Zealand and the People's Republic of China. A collaborative model programme project aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Program Effectiveness
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Pratt, Keryn – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
This paper reports on a qualitative evaluation of the postgraduate courses offered by distance in one university department. The types and amount of support provided to students was evaluated and compared with Simpson's (2008a) Proactive Motivational Support model (PaMS). While students were largely satisfied with the support they received during…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Qualitative Research, School Support, Educational Resources
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Jeurissen, Maree – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2015
Despite some gains in the regeneration of te reo Maori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand, its long-term survival remains threatened. One avenue for regeneration seldom considered is the English-medium secondary school. This article reports on a case study where students in one such school chose te reo Maori as an option and, and,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Case Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Language Maintenance
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Fields, Alison – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
Collaboration between faculty and learner support can create seamless services for e-learners. Providing access to learning materials and activities with co-located tailored learner support creates an environment in which e-learners can easily access everything they need for an enhanced, supported, and more focused learning experience. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Electronic Learning, Access to Information
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Pratt, Keryn; Pullar, Ken – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2013
Virtual schools are increasingly common in New Zealand and internationally as schools are challenged to meet the needs of their students. This article presents a description of the distance-learning model used by a group of schools in rural Otago for the last decade. The leadership team and roles are described, and the funding model, which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
Innovation may best be considered as reinvention rather than invention. This observation is supported by a gradually accelerating change in "how" professional learning and development (PLD) for education practitioners and leaders is being offered, designed, facilitated, and evaluated. The reinvention of PLD includes shifts towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Electronic Learning, Vignettes
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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen; Davis, Niki – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2011
Many adults need help with literacy learning. This is extremely challenging for the tertiary education sector and workplace-situated learning organisations. E-learning may be an effective and efficient way to improve the delivery of teaching of basic skills to learners. Our research study included five embedded case studies within one tertiary…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Electronic Learning, Basic Skills, Delivery Systems