Recent Submissions

  • Bridging the knowledge gap from technologist to professional engineer 

    Leaver, Jonathan (2018-02)
    A comparison of course structures is undertaken between the 3-year Management Group’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) and the Washington Accord accredited 4-year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)(Civil) at the ...
  • The seven wonders of employability 

    Hebblethwaite, Denisa; Ayling, Diana (New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, 2018-04)
    There is growing recognition among tertiary education organisations (TEOs) of the importance and responsibility of transitioning students into the workplace. Previously, providing students with opportunities to gain real ...
  • Entrepreneurship in vocational degrees : the missing link 

    Singh, Niranjan; Tawaketini, Jone (2018-01)
    This paper explores whether the trades teaching curriculum focuses sufficiently on the entrepreneurial skills needed by present day vocational graduates, as evidence indicates that inclusion of entrepreneurial activities ...
  • A pilot study into use of regular short quizzes in a flipped learning class 

    Wilson, H.; Phillips, D. (Unitec ePress, 2017)
    Flipped learning is an approach that has students develop a basic knowledge of a topic before it is studied. It allows class time to be spent on activities designed to build on that basic knowledge, enabling a better ...
  • Improving students’ performance through gamification : a user study 

    Nehring, Natalia; Baghaei, Nilufar; Dacey, Simon (2018-03)
    Lack of motivation is an issue for some learners. If they do not find the course materials engaging, they do not spend enough time to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter. The term gamification is used to ...
  • eLearning and learning activities 

    Liu, Yong (2017-10)
    eLearning 在线学习 Teaching & learning philosophies 教与学的哲学理论 Examples of eLearning 在线教育实例 Conclusion 总结 Q & A 提问与回答
  • Ko tōku whānau tēnei : a whakapapa based approach to building community in mainstream ECE 

    Heta-Lensen, Yo; Wrightson, Helen (2017-07)
    Within te ao Māori whanaungatanga is seen as a quintessential value, requiring the establishment and maintenance of a pattern of right relationship between people, place, space and time (Williams, 2005). Early childhood ...
  • Student perspectives, virtual welders and their effectiveness in developing welding skills. 

    Baglow, Lee; Lovegrove, Christopher (2017-10)
    This research provides lecturers with a student’s perspective of the use of virtual technology (welding) to build welding skills. Do learners consider Virtual Welding technology beneficial to the development of ...
  • Navigating learning worlds 

    Parsons, D.; Inkila, Milla; Lynch, J. (2017-05)
    Research context The reality continuum Pedagogical issues Tools used: Actionbound, Google Expeditions, Google Tour Builder (Beta) Results Physical accessibility The extent of world knowledge Scripts and ...
  • How does the option of video assessment impact on student choice and grades? 

    Schofield, L.; Baker, K.; Vo, D.; Pham, Truman; Lindsay, L; Han, B. (Unitec ePress, 2017-10)
    As digital fluency is becoming an educational priority, contemporary educators are increasingly looking at innovative means of assessment to replace or supplement more traditional approaches such as written essays or tests. ...
  • Middle leadership matters : a practical approach to leading from the middle 

    Robson, J.; Bassett, Martin (2017-10)
    We will explore: ● Importance of middle leaders ● Practical approaches for middle leaders ● Middle Leader Inquiry - Community of Leaders (CoL)
  • It looks like a classroom to us. Veterinary nursing is the Pacific 

    Harvey, Laura; Ladyman, Rebecca; Cameron, Kristie (2017-10)
    Credit bearing course – week-long clinic In collaboration with South Pacific Animal Welfare Apply theory and skills they have learnt in class, to a high-pressure real world situation Alongside veterinarians and qualified ...
  • Moving from the past into the future with new spaces and new pedagogies 

    Howse, Jo; Tolmie, Emma (2017-10)
    An exciting new development in New Zealand primary schools is that new teaching spaces have been designed to enhance the use of personalised learning and digital technology. School leaders would be interested in hearing ...
  • Social media for learning and teaching 

    Gandell, Robyn; Lee, Maryann; Piven, Inna; Simpson, Ann (2017-10)
    The Stats Growth of social media 2012-2016, USA Definitions of social media References
  • Making the links explicit between a vocational course and future career skills in a disrupted world. 

    Marsden, Nicholas (2017-04)
    Research focus UNITEC Bachelor of Applied Technology students and graduates Question: Do the courses in the Bachelor of Technology course at UNITEC NZ prepare students for future work skills?
  • Leading technology innovation : when seeing is believing 

    Thomas, H.; Baker, K.; Parsons, D.; Pham, Truman; Vo., D (Unitec ePress, 2017-12)
    The literature on the professional development of primary and secondary teachers suggests that isolated initiatives are not effective in bringing about changes in teachers’ practices and beliefs. Research argues that changes ...
  • Designing a children’s literature course for diverse adult learners : co-constructing learning spaces through creativity 

    Matelau, Tui; Sheehan, Stephanie; Kayes, Anne (Unitec ePress, 2017-12)
    In New Zealand, the New Zealand Qualification Authority’s Mandatory Review of Qualifications for levels 1-6 prompted the writing of new courses to be delivered in the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation ...
  • Hack education : crowdsourcing the future of education in New Zealand 

    Parsons, D.; Lynch, J.; Han, B.; Thorn, R. (Unitec ePress, 2017-12)
    Crowdsourcing is a twenty-first century phenomenon that relies on Web 2.0 technologies to enable the public to contribute to data gathering by organisations. It offers new ways of researching emerging topics that leverage ...
  • Moodle quizzes as a way to keep students study focus on computer science course : a user study 

    Nehring, Natalia; Dacey, Simon; Baghaei, Nilufar (2017-10)
    Weekly feedback on assessments is a good way to improve students’ study habits. Moodle quizzes are a way to help students focus on their workload every week and help provide encouragement to students to attend tutorial ...
  • BIM education : case New Zealand 

    Puolitaival, Taija; Boot, T.; GhaffarianHoseini, A.; Park, K. S. (EasyChair of Cool Press Ltd, 2017-10-23)
    This article is a first step in a longitudinal research in New Zealand context to identify what impact national education approaches have on uptake of BIM education in individual tertiary institutes. Although BIM and BIM ...

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