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Equity in e-learning - a research thesis

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Started by Keir Whipp 03 Feb 2015 5:39pm () Replies (3)

Kia ora

I will be conducting a research this year in a range of Secondary schools in South Auckland to investigate issues of equity in e-learning as part of a Masters in Educational Leadership and Management.  Equity will include student access to and use of e-learning technologies at school, student access to and use of online learning at school, the development of e-learning curricula within a school, the implementation of e-learning pedagogies within a school, and the level of teacher competence and involvement with e-learning pedagogies.

I am particularly interested in any research or scholarly articles that you may recommend, especially around equity issues concerning priority learners in NZ Secondary Schools, but also knowledge from further afield may also be useful this topic.

Also, let me know if you think it may be beneficial for my research to visit your school.

Kind regards

Keir Whipp


  • James Rea (View all users posts) 03 Feb 2015 8:31pm ()

    Great thesis topic. I will be following the threads on this discussion with great interest.

    I am the leader of e-Learning at Russell Street School in Palmerston North and we have been actively engaging with this issue for over a decade moving from digi classes with fee paying and sponsored positions to now BYOD where we are 1:1 from year 3-6.

    Through BYOD and the option of leasing devices and purchasing any leased devices at the residual cost we have grown our ability to provide for all our families. All our portable devices are sent home with the children to support learning at home and help parents see how technologies are being used to support learning. 

    Good luck with the research


  • Karen (View all users posts) 03 Feb 2015 8:53pm ()

    I too will be following this with interest. A number of the learners that I work with struggle with many online learning spaces used in schools because they are not accessible for them. Any research that builds awareness within this area would be fantastic.

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