Research was undertaken into the experiences of food and fibre sector tutors, managers and learners, during New Zealand’s Level 4 lockdown (March to April 2020). This website, in part, is a result of that research.
When New Zealand's first Alert Level Four lockdown was announced, food and fibre sector training providers were presented with a major challenge: how should they deliver education and training programmes in the middle of a pandemic?
A research project, Technology-enabled Learning – Lessons from Lockdown, funded by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and undertaken by Scarlatti, identified three broad areas which held the most learnings:
Tech-enabled learning methods - The platforms and delivery modes were used by different organisations to deliver training.
The challenges - The key aspects of tech-enabled learning that learners and tutors struggled with most.
The successes - Things that worked well for tutors and learners.
For more details on how the research was conducted, have a look at the technology-enabled learning – lessons from lockdown research report. If you’d like to look at the literature that backs up the project’s work check out the deep dive report and refreshed literature review. If you’d like to see the research in practice, watch our tech-enabled learning webinar Take the Online Learner’s Seat.