Access & equity Easier access by students if on line/off line and flexible around learner activities
Access and Equity Serving a national rather than local population Future potential of international training
Access & equity access to knowledge easier by accommodating different learning styles: ◦ Visual ◦ Audio ◦ Reading ◦ Kinaesthetic (Hands on/practical sessions)
Access & equity Overcoming physical, environmental and technological barriers by introducing course materials in different formats to suit different learning environments and facilities.
Access & equity Pitch the material and complexity of material at the right level, Examine the course content and delivery against measures such as: ◦ Rule of Thumb ◦ Universal Design recommendations ◦ Flesch Reading Ease Score
Social sustainability: Less classroom time lecturing allowing a more self directed approach and support as required. Appropriate face to face components for on and off road activity and feedback.
Economical sustainability: Better use of lecturer and student times with tailored to suit programme around other workloads More links to current and expert resources
Ecological sustainability Less paper, less environmental waste
Cultural diversity Changing the delivery style means reaching a more diverse range of culturally diverse population . Open topics relevant to country, culture, beliefs, interests, lifestyles and learning styles.
7: ALIGNMENT WITHOTAGO POLYTECHNIC’SSTRATEGIC DIRECTION
Otago Polytechnic’s strategic direction To engage more learners To develop self directed learning Promote learners time, learners place, learners’ outcomes Be more cost effective
Conclusion We have the New Zealand expertise We have the academic blended delivery structure We have the services requiring this expertise There is no current training course in New Zealand... Yet.