NZTC students’ learning enhanced by new online database

NZTC students’ learning enhanced by new online database

NZTC Diploma in Early Childhood Education andCare student Jobelle Pamisa

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) students now have access to highly-regarded academic database specialising in education in Australasia, Informit A+ Education.

Informit A+ Education specialises in education in Australasia, with over 200,000 records including contributions from leading researchers in teacher training and in-depth coverage of the learning, teaching and management issues that can be faced by those in teaching professions.

“NZTC is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to ensure that our students have access to relevant academic research, ensuring our students reflect the NZTC value Competence, the addition of Informit A+ Education speaks to that commitment,” Chief Executive Selena Fox said.

Accessible via the online journal section on NZTC Online, Informit’s content is sourced from publishers, associations and professional bodies with a focus on regional perspectives that will enable students to expand their local knowledge and gain deeper insight into teaching in Australasia.

“We are thrilled to add Informit A+ Education to our extensive online resources, the focus on content from neighbouring Australia, will make it a particularly useful resource for NZTC students,” Fox said.

NZTC Librarian Angus Johnston has already received great feedback from students about the database, noting they were impressed by the relevance of the content and the website’s easy-to-use design.

“Informit will assist NZTC students, lecturers and staff in keeping up-to-date on all expert literature relevant to early childhood education. We encourage students to make use of this tool and embrace the opportunities it offers in order to enhance their knowledge, skills and professional development,” Johnston said.