New Zealand online expertise

Tō Aotearoa mākohakoha tuihono

Last updated 31 January 2024
Last updated 31 January 2024

Tertiary education organisations (TEOs) with expertise in online delivery offer resources and support to help you build and enhance the quality of your teaching resources and practices.

Sharing your expertise, resources and tools with other TEOs

If your organisation has expertise in this space which is not reflected below, and you would like to share resources, tools or guidance with TEOs, please let us know via with ‘EDUMIS – organisation name - Resources and advice for teaching online’ in the subject line.

We will continue to update this page as resources, tools and guidance are shared with us.

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TEO tools, resources and contacts

New Zealand has considerable expertise in delivering online learning, with some TEOs having a long history in this field. The TEOs below are offering these tools, resources and support to help your organisation transition to online learning.

Please note: We have gathered the resources on this page to make it quicker and easier for you to find information to support your transition to teaching online. While we have made every effort to ensure sources are reputable, inclusion of content does not indicate endorsement from the Tertiary Education Commission.

Engaging construction apprentices in the online environment

This project explores the experiences of Te Pūkenga-BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) apprentices since the 2021 introduction of a Learning Management System (LMS) called MyBCITO.

Engaging construction apprentices in the online environment – Ako Aotearoa

Tech-enabled learning website – online learning solutions

Get the tips, tricks and resources you need to create successful online learning experiences for farming, forestry, horticulture and fishery learners in New Zealand.

Whether it’s social connections, designing and running classrooms, diverse needs, or digital connectivity; the technology-enabled website has over 150 solutions.

LearningWorks – interactive learning to engage your learners

LearningWorks, a subsidiary of Wintec Limited, design, develop and deliver quality teaching and learning. He whakairo, he whakatū, he whakaputa akoranga. They support TEOs to embed what’s worked well and improve what hasn’t during the COVID-19 Alert Levels when getting your training online.

Engaging your learners. It’s not just a band-aid fix.

To support you LearningWorks have made freely available this interactive learning resource. Complete the form to sign up.

Massey University: Resources for students and staff

Massey University are offering the following resources for students. They are available in English and te reo Māori. Please request a copy to modify the resources for your own institution.

Staff resources are also available to view. 

 The importance of Whanaungatanga online_Massey Uni Summary (PDF 125 KB) (PDF, 125 Kb)



Otago University: Study at home guide

University of Otago has kindly given TEOs permission to use and or adapt this Adjusting your study habits for learning online (PDF 130 KB) (PDF, 130 Kb) study at home guide.

University of Waikato – free e-books, resources for online teaching and to support student learning

Free ebooks published by staff from the University of Waikato

  • Bonk & Khoo (2014). Adding some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ activities for motivating and retaining learners online – this e-handbook gives online lecturers ideas of different ways (100 online pedagogical activities) to meaningfully engage students across different disciplines. Online lecturers can start by referring to the summary table in Chapter 15 for the list of 100 activities and go back to any of the earlier chapters for more explanation on how to use them. Each activity is rated according to duration required, time it takes to set up, risk level, cost, level of learner centredness. More helpful resources and websites at the end of the book.
  • Wright & Forbes (2015). Digital Smarts: Enhancing learning and teaching (PDF 9.2 MB) – an edited text comprising chapters authored by University of Waikato staff, this e-book can be downloaded in full or as single chapters. The book regards digital technologies as the servants of learning, and shares diverse perspectives and practical implications. Useful chapters for online delivery include those focused on guidelines for online discussion; assessment; distance students’ library engagement, and workload solutions for online teachers.

University of Waikato Centre for Tertiary Teaching & Learning publicly available web resources for online teaching

  • Keep teaching – an online resource for adapting teaching for online environments in emergency situations, including COVID-19.
  • e-Learning at University of Waikato – a curated collection of resources for best practice in learning technologies.

Resources to support student learning

Good Practice Assessment of Online Teaching in Universities in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lessons for the Future

Universities in Aotearoa New Zealand recognise there is a lot to learn from their online learning responses to the pandemic.

To capture practices and collectively develop lessons for the future they have complied this ‘Good Practice Assessment’.

The report covers successes, challenges and identifies factors which will help preparation for future risks to academic continuity.

Student Online Learning Experiences in Universities in New Zealand during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lessons for the Future

The SOLE: Student Online Learning Experiences project is a multi-university study looking at what can be learnt from NZ university students’ experiences of online learning as a result of an international pandemic.

The research began in 2020, and results and related resources can be found on the SOLE website.