ITx Rutherford 2019 Programme

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Zooming Around the Country: The ROVE Ahead?

Wednesday 2:30pm - 3:00pm, CITRENZ (Ara Room 3)

The Review of Vocational Education (ROVE) and several mergers between institutes of technologies and polytechnics (ITPs) has the potential for the streaming of classes from location to another to become common place within the tertiary education sector in New Zealand. Some of this is in response to the economies of scale that can be gained.

From the middle of 2018 through until the middle of 2019 a group of staff in the Department of Enterprise and Digital Innovation at Institution XYZ have been delivering courses of study at their largest campus with students from two of the smaller campuses being able to participate in real time through using video streaming technologies.

The impetus for this paper came from the staff involved reflecting on their experiences from the initial delivery of these courses in the form of five mini-case studies.

A brief literature review is presented that covers the use of similar technologies in similar contexts and the nature of student engagement. The experiences of the lecturers are presented as five (5) mini case studies. This is followed by an analysis section after which conclusions are drawn and recommendations are made.
This research will be of interest and use to institutions contemplating the delivery of courses to multiple campuses simultaneously.


Trevor Nesbit

Ara Institute of Canterbury