The Ministry of Education is looking for someone to digest a mountain of research into “e-learning” in the tertiary sector and produce a series of brief bulletins on the state of this research and a set of novice’s guides to the practice of e-learning in the sector.
The two sets of publications are intended for various stakeholders, such as “tertiary educators, students/learners, and government officials, especially policy makers”, and are intended for delivery in both web and print form.
A set of bulletins entitled “What the Research Tells Us” will synthesise findings from “approximately ten to fifteen research reports in total, each of up to 500 pages in length, and each requiring further information gathering and analysis to provide wider context and comparison,” says a Request for Information (RFI) to potential suppliers.
Up to 15 such bulletins of “no more than five pages each” will be required.
The second project calls for “development of at least three sets of engaging, relevant knowledge resources,” again directed at teachers, learners and policy-makers and intended as “introductory guides to e-learning in tertiary education.”
Contracts are expected to be awarded in March 2008 with June as a deadline for completion of the jobs.
Earlier this year, the Ministry asked for a digest and evaluation of research into the application of a broad range of technology for language learning in schools.