Constructing and Assessing Relevant Knowledge within an e-Community

Status: Completed

Dates: 2008 - 2009

Māori Relevant Content: No


  • Tertiary Education Commission (E-Learning Collaborative Development Fund)

Project Abstract

The suite of Applied e-Teaching and Support qualifications providing one context for this proposal were developed collaboratively by the Canterbury Tertiary Alliance as part of an eCDF initiative. The qualifications represent an innovative approach to developing e-capacity within a learning community drawing together participants from diverse interests and backgrounds including educational designers, multimedia specialists, educators, and others associated with e-learning. The qualifications embrace many of the e-Learning Guidelines and are based on a philosophy of collaboration enabling participants to negotiate their own learning pathways, share expertise, interact in meaningful research and work-related activities, and design their own portfolios demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of e-teaching concepts, knowledge, skills, and strategies. These qualifications along with other qualifications taught fully online provide ideal context in which to further develop models for effective practice and

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Julie Mackey: Principal Investigator
  • Elaine Mayo: Associate Investigator; School of Educational Studies and Leadership
  • Ann McGrath: Associate Investigator; School of Literacies and Arts in Education

Subject Area: Disciplines