Learning has changed – take a fresh look

There was a time in the not too distant past when the word ‘study’ was associated with dread. Education options were limited and the experience itself was far from enjoyable.  Think drawn out lectures from a tutor standing in front of a class scrawling unintelligible formulas on the board as students frantically took notes – you get the picture.

For many, study became more a case of having a good memory than having a thorough understanding of the content being learned. Course material was learnt by rote, and learning methods were dull.

Thankfully times have changed! Learning has had to adapt to our changing culture, a culture where equality and connectivity are key, where the student is at the centre of the learning experience.

Teachers are no longer the autocratic centre of classroom attention. Learning methods have evolved and the teacher’s role is now one of facilitator and supporter. This encourages students to be more involved in the learning process, ensuring higher levels of student engagement.

In a world where answers are just a Google search away, learners are shown how to filter information to glean what’s relevant and credible. There is less emphasis on being fed vast quantities of information, and more on tailoring information so that it is meaningfully interpreted and applied ‘hands on’.

Highly personalised training options are now available, meaning study can be something to look forward to rather than dread. Passions can be further explored, and career paths changed for the better.

The rise of online learning means that less disruption is experienced as study can be fitted around existing commitments. The transition to further learning is no longer daunting and time consuming if you embark on an online course. Life does not ‘stop’!

At eCampus NZ we understand the needs of learners with busy lives. That’s why we offer online courses that work with your lifestyle. We support our learners through our virtual campus, and help your reach your goals as you gain a reputable industry recognised qualification.

Whether it’s a short course in graphic design or digital photography, or career based learning in business, retail or project management, you’ll be amazed at the options available through eCampus NZ.

Learning has changed dramatically. Check out why learning online through eCampus NZ could be the learning experience you’ve been waiting for.

Important information for new learners

eCampus NZ as a business unit of Open Polytechnic, is now part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

From 1 January 2023, eCampus NZ will no longer enrol new learners into study plans delivered on the eCampus NZ learning platform.

However, all courses/programmes will still be available for online study through Open Polytechnic - Te Pūkenga.

The eCampus NZ team is here for you. If you are still experiencing ongoing issues related to Cyclone Gabrielle, please contact your advisor or facilitator so we can work with you to get you back on track.