Online teaching and learning:Messages from Maori Learners and their teachers - Grad Dip Ed (ICT/Reo Maori)

My name is Rachael Tuwhangai. I am currently undertaking my Master of Education degree at the Faculty of Education, the University of Auckland. I am writing to invite you to participate in a research project. I am conducting this research for the purpose of completing my MEd Degree.

The purpose of my research is to:
• identify course delivery approaches and pedagogy that seem to work best for cohorts of Maori
online learners
• To identify the place of Maori culture in the delivery of online courses to Maori
• To identify the ways in which online learning can enable Maori to experience success in tertiary study

By submitting this questionnaire electronically you are agreeing to take part in this research under the terms indicated in the information supplied. It will be taken that you have read and have understood the information describing the aims and content of the following questionnaire. You must be 16 years or older participate in this research project.

Name


  1. Select your gender
    Male
    Female


  1. Select your ethnicity
    Maori
    Pakeha
    Other


  1. Choose from the list below the position that best describes your current position
    Undergraduate student
    Qualified teacher completing inservice professional development
    Other


  1. Choose from the list below the school type that you are involved with
    Kura tuatahi
    Wharekura
    Mainstream Primary School
    Mainstream Intermediate School
    Mainstream Secondary School
    Still completing pre-service teacher training


  1. What is the decile rating of your school?
    Decile 1 - 3
    Decile 4 - 6
    Decile 7 - 9
    Decile 10


  1. Select the age range that you fit into.
    18 - 28 years old
    29 - 39 years old
    40 - 50 years old
    50 - 61 years old
    62 - 72 years old


  1. What is the highest qualification you currently hold?
    Final year of completing the B.Ed (Teaching)
    Teaching Diploma
    Graduate Diploma
    Bachelor of Education
    Post Graduate Diploma
    Masters Degree
    Doctorate Degree


  1. Which of the following range of years, best describes your years of teaching experience?
    0 - 5 years teaching experience
    6 - 11 years teaching experience
    12 - 17 years teaching experience
    18 - 23 years teaching experience
    24 - 29 years teaching experience
    30 - 35 years teaching experience
    36 years or more, teaching experience


  1. Are you currently studying full time or part time?
    Full time
    Part time


  1. Are you a fluent speaker of Te Reo Maori?
    Yes. I am able to teach my whole class in Te Reo Maori.
    No. I am unable to teach my whole class in Te Reo Maori
    I am not able to teach my whole class in Te Reo Maori, but I understand the Maori Language.


  1. Which qualification were you last enrolled in, that required online learning?
    Bachelor of Education
    Graduate Diploma of Education
    Post Graduate Diploma of Education
    Masters of Education


  1. Do you have a computer access at home?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you have internet access at home?
    Yes
    No


  1. Where you do mainly access your online course? Select one of the following choices
    Home
    Work
    Place of study
    Other


  1. My internet access at home is...
    Dial up (I plug the telephone cable into my computer)
    Broadband (the connection is really fast, and connects using a cable bigger than a telephone cable)
    Wireless (the connection is fast and I dont have to plug my computer into the phone jack to connect to the internet)


  1. My internet access at work is ...
    Dial up (I plug the telephone cable into my computer)
    Broadband (the connection is really fast, and connects using a cable bigger than a telephone cable)
    Wireless (the connection is fast and I dont have to plug my computer into the phone jack to connect to the internet)


  1. My internet access at my place of study is ...
    Dial up (I plug the telephone cable into my computer)
    Broadband (the connection is really fast, and connects using a cable bigger than a telephone cable)
    Wireless (the connection is fast and I dont have to plug my computer into the phone jack to connect to the internet)


  1. My internet access at the (other) location is ...
    Dial up (I plug the telephone cable into my computer)
    Broadband (the connection is really fast, and connects using a cable bigger than a telephone cable)
    Wireless (the connection is fast and I dont have to plug my computer into the phone jack to connect to the internet)


  1. My internet access is paid for by ...
    myself or personal arrangement
    my employer
    my place of study
    other


  1. I am currently, or have been, part of an ICT Professional Development initiative?
    Yes
    No


  1. I enjoy the prospect of working at my own pace in an online course?
    Yes
    No


  1. I have enrolled in a web enhanced, or online course previously?
    Yes
    No


  1. Prior to commencing your most recent online course, if you used email, what did you 'mainly' use it for?
    Communication with family and friends
    School or work related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Prior to commencing your most recent online course, if you used a Listervs or eGroup , what did you mainly use it for?
    Communication with family and friends
    School or work related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Prior to commencing your most recent online course, if you used the internet, for what purpose did you mainly use it for?
    Communication with family and friends
    School or work related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Prior to commencing your most recent online course, if you used Audio Conferencing what did you mainly use it for?
    Communication with family and friends
    School or work related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Prior to commencing your most recent online course, if you used a Learning Management System, (such as eKura, Centre4, Interact or WebCT) what did you mainly use it for?
    Communication with family and friends
    School or work related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Email?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Listservs or eGroups?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Discussion Forums?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the internet to retrieve information quickly
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the Assignment Drop box, to submit your assignments online?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Audio conferencing?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencing your most recent online course, if you used Video Conferencing what did you mainly use it for?
    Communication with family and friends
    School or work related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of a Learning Management System eg: Interact, WebCT, Moodle, Cecil, Blackboard,eKura, Centre4, or another type of system
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the Electronic Markbook?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the Class Website, for the course you studied online?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Online web templates or electronic versions of templates(eg:templates emailed to you in Microsoft word for example)?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of File sharing on the internet (eg:uploading files to share to the internet, or downloading shared files from the internet)
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the contribution to online communities of practice?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Video conferencing?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Prior to commencement of this course, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the information skills to retrieve and process information effectively?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. During the course, when you had problems with online learning I tended to solve them ...
    On my own
    By meeting with another person (eg: lecturer, colleague, friend)
    By using an online support mechanism ( eg: audio conference, discussion forum, email, search the internet, telephone)


  1. Which of the following onilne tools were useful in assisting you to complete your online course or courses?
    Email
    Listserve or eGroup
    Discussion Forum
    Audio Conferencing
    Learning Management System
    Class website
    File sharing on the internet (eg:uploading files to the internet)
    Video Conferencing
    Other


  1. What 'online support strategies' helped you through study related problems?


  1. What non-online support strategies helped you through study related problems?


  1. What other strategies were utlised, or could have been utilised to help you through study related problems?


  1. What online activities did you find helpful for learning?


  1. What online strategies were used to engage you with learning and the course content?


  1. Now that the course is over, select from the list below what you mainly use eMail for now?
    Communication with family and friends
    School related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Now that the course is over, select from the list below what you mainly use Listserv's or eGroups for now?
    Communication with family and friends
    School related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Now that the course is over, select from the list below what you mainly use the internet for now?
    Communication with family and friends
    School related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Now that the course is over, select from the list below what you mainly use Audio conferencing for now?
    Communication with family and friends
    School related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Now that the course is over, select from the list below what you mainly use Learning Management Systems (such as Interact, WebCT, eKura, Centre4) for now?
    Communication with family and friends
    School related activities
    Professional development related activities
    Communication with a group of colleagues
    Academic study
    Other


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of eMail?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Listservs or eGroups?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Discussion Forums?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the Assignment Drop Box?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Audio conferencing?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of a particular Learning Management System (eg: Interact,WebCT, eKura, Centre4)?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the Electronic Markbook?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of the class website?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of File sharing on the internet (eg:uploading files to share to the internet, or downloading files from the internet)?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of web templates/electronic templates?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in contributing to an online community of practice?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in accessing course information via a class website?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. Now that the course is over, how would you rate your confidence in the use of Video conferencing?
    Extremely confident
    Fairly confident
    Not confident at all


  1. When I have study related problems now, after completing the course, I would solve them...
    on my own
    by meeting with, or talking with another person
    by using an electronic support mechanism (eg: audio conference, discussion forum, email, search the internet, telephone)


  1. Did you feel at any time that you were part of an online community?
    Yes
    No


  1. If you answered yes to the question about belonging to an online community, what benefits, if any, did your inclusion in that online community provide, as far as your successfully completing the course went?


  1. What aspects of online learning do you think appealed most to you?


  1. What aspects of online learning appealed least to you?


  1. What cultural considerations need to be considered for people developing online courses?


  1. What do you think are the advantages of online learning for Maori learners?


  1. What do you think are the disadvantages of online learning for Maori learners?


  1. Have you any suggestions to strengthen these courses to make the learning experiences more beneficial for Maori learners?





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