NZTC leads eLearning best practices

NZTC leads eLearning best practices

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Online learning is a fundamental part of New Zealand Tertiary College’s program delivery for early childhood education and health and wellbeing students. Constant reflection on best practice is imperative for continued success.

The development and updating of national eLearning guidelines (eLg) has been led by NZTC since 2012, assisting the tertiary sector in its engagement with eLearning.

The guidelines offer prompts for reflection from five perspectives - the learner, teacher, manager, organisational leader and quality assurance body.

When considering one of these perspectives in the eLearning and eTeaching process, the guidelines assist the designing, implementing and enhancing of individuals and organisations’ practice to ensure thoughtful and intentional eLearning provision.

A review and update process is undertaken by the college annually. This year, all of the resources for every perspective have been updated to include the latest research from global leaders.

NZTC’s commitment to supporting the continued development of the eLearning guidelines hugely supports the college’s online teaching and learning practices. Teaching staff are orientated and professionally developed using the guidelines, ensuring NZTC remains a frontrunner in online learning best practice.

NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox said, “From their earliest version in 2004, the eLearning guidelines have offered critical, reflective prompts to NZTC in our online learning environment development. They have become embedded throughout our college decision making and practices.

“The college is honoured to lead the annual updates to the guidelines to support all organisations engaged in technology-supported teaching and learning throughout New Zealand and beyond.”

To find out more about the eLearning guidelines visit