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DEANZ Webinar - Exploring E-Learning in New Zealand: A Comparison to Other Global Models


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Barbour, M. K., Wenmoth, D., & Davis, N. (2011, May). Exploring e-learning in New Zealand: A comparison to other global models. A webinar presentation to the Distance Educational Association of New Zealand,

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DEANZ Webinar - Exploring E-Learning in New Zealand: A Comparison to Other Global Models

  1. 1. Illustrating Online DistanceLearning in Schools in New Zealand and North America DEANZ Webinar, 24th May 2011 Michael Barbour, Wayne State University Niki Davis, University of Canterbury Derek Wenmoth, CORE Education Ltd
  2. 2. Welcome• Please add a Chat message to give your name and organisation• Chat is also where you can make a comment or ask a question• This webinar will be recorded and the link added to members area of our DEANZ web site
  3. 3. Michael Barbour is Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology – DEANZ member & Keynote in 2008 – Wayne State University, USANiki Davis is UC Professor of e-Learning – President of DEANZ – University of CanterburyDerek Wenmoth is Director, eLearning – Vice President of DEANZ – CORE Education Ltd.
  4. 4. Research PurposeTo capture, in a range of ways, information thatwill contribute to the knowledge base about thedevelopment of virtual schooling in NewZealand, in particular, how the LearningCommunities Online Handbook is being used toassist and inform this development.
  5. 5. Current eLearning Clusters
  6. 6. Data collection
  7. 7. Data Collected• Interviews – 10 current & former ePrincipals – 8 Principals & Deputy Principals – 12 eTeachers, eDeans & Facilitators – 18 Students• Observations – 12 video conferencing session – 10 asynchronous work locations• Document Analysis – reports, courses, data, school newsletter, cluster info, etc.
  8. 8. Project Deliverables• Online artefacts – minimum of ten artefacts – minimum of three digital stories• Final report is print and digital formats – summary of observations, findings and recommendations
  9. 9. Common Obstacles• Funding and resources• Lack of vision• Lack of consistency between clusters• Lack of co-operation – inter-cluster – intra-cluster
  10. 10. Pockets of Innovation• Changing teacher practice• Opening classrooms• Mentor teacher• Considering student learning space
  11. 11. Regional eLearning super cluster Southern Central Divide Blended Learning Project Led by ePrincipal Darren Sudlow Supported by Niki & UC
  12. 12. Future Research• a national survey of distance education activity & processes – # of students – # of teachers – # of courses – which courses – resource model – technologies/software• include VLN clusters, Te Kura, health schools, tertiary groups• professional development
  13. 13. Your Questions And CommentsThanks to:•DEANZ•University of Canterbury•Webqem
  14. 14. Contact Us• Michael Barbour• Niki Davis• Derek Wenmoth