• Centre for Teaching and Learning


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  • Centre for Teaching and Learning


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Educational Technology Unit

The purpose of the Educational Technology Unit is to manage, coordinate and provide advice on the use of Massey University's online learning environment (aka Stream). The Unit, in concert with the campus Centres for Teaching and Learning, also provides support and guidance to academic staff on the design and development of innovative educational technology solutions that enhance student engagement and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. The work of the Educational Technology Unit is based around five core objectives:

Support staff in the use of the University's online learning environment (OLE) to enhance the student learning experience.

Foster and promote through a variety of activities and communication channels innovative ways of using the online learning environment.

Manage and support regular upgrades and changes to core electronic tools and the platforms to maintain and enhance the online learning environment.

Monitor, report and act on the performance of the online learning environment against internal and external benchmarks on a regular basis.

Support and promote Massey University’s reputation as a leader in the use of new educational technologies for online, blended and distance learning

Each of the above objectives form the basis of an annual Action Plan that defines the key initiatives for the Educational Technology Unit over the course of the year. This plan is available on request from the Educational Technology Manager.

Our core services:

Other services offered include:

  • Multimedia design
  • Consultation on Stream plug-ins
  • Consultation on the adoption of new educational technologies
  • Teaching development on the effective use of educational technologies

The 'Ed Tech' team includes:

Contact Details

Registry Building
Level 4
Manawatu Campus

Postal Address:
National Centre for Teaching and Learning
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North 4474

Phone: +64 6 356 9099 extn: 5458
Email: g.gulbransen@massey.ac.nz


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Professional Networks

Ako Aotearoa | National Centre of Tertiary Teaching Excellence 

ALTC | Australian Learning and Teaching Council 

• ASCILITE | Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 

• ALT | Association for Learning Technology

• AACE | Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

• ACODE | Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning

CADAD | Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development

• DEANZ | Distance Education Association of NZ

• DEHub | Distance Education Hub

EDEN | European Distance and eLearning Network

HERDSA | Higher Education Research and Development Society

• HEC | Higher Education Academy 

• ICDE | International Council for Open and Distance Education

• JISC | Joint Information Systems Committee

• NUTN | National University Telecommunications Network

• ODLAA | Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia

SEDA | Staff and Educational Development Association

Sloan-C | The Sloan Consortium