Christchurch celebrates support for online learning
Delegates in Christchurch were some of the first to hear about the revised eLearning guidelines (eLg) which were recently launched as part of a truly collaborative project.
Funded by Ako Aotearoa – the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, and New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), the eLg involved extensive consultation with the eLg Reference Group and the Tertiary eLearning Reference Group (TeLRG) – the Ministry of Education-established lead advisory group for tertiary eLearning in New Zealand.
Selena Fox, Chief Executive at New Zealand Tertiary College, explained what a privilege it was to play a leading role in such an important guide for the development of engaging and effective online teaching and learning.
“We are delighted and honoured to have led the review and update of this project which will support organisations engaged in technology-supported teaching and learning throughout New Zealand and internationally.”
“The guidelines offer prompts for reflection from five perspectives – the learner, teacher, manager, organisational leader and quality assurance body, as an accessible and comprehensive guide for the tertiary sector. This initiative has benefitted from the input of a wide range of eLearning experts and advisors from varying institutions across the world and we are very proud to be part of what has been achieved.”
The revised eLg will be continually nurtured by the tertiary sector in order to make sure they stay strong and relevant for users.
Those who attended the launch event heard about the expanded range of resources available, including downloadable guideline documents and workbooks, all of which can be found within the resource section of the website.