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The portfolio of evaluation research carried out by the CORE Education research team.

The Tertiary Accord of New Zealand (TANZ), the Public Sector Training organisation (PSTO) and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) developed a number of blended programmes. The suitability of proprietary and open source learning management systems were investigated to determine how effectively they supported online and blended learning.

The Ministry of Education commissioned CORE to evaluate AnyQuestions, a collaborative pilot project between libraries, the government and those in the information and education sectors. The aim is to develop an online reference service for all New Zealand school students. 

The Ministry of Education commissioned CORE to evaluate WickEd, educational resource website aimed at students between the ages of 7 and 12 years, providing educational resources for students who may not have access to ICT at home.

T4T4T was a Ministry of Education-funded 15-month pilot project undertaken during the 2004 academic year. It was a web-supported professional development community designed specifically for groups of tertiary teachers working within four Canterbury tertiary institutions.


The Ministry of Education commissioned CORE to evaluate Studyit, a free online resource to support senior secondary students, initially in Maths and Science to NCEA level. The site also has an area with advice and resources for English and open forums.

Second Life Education in New Zealand (SLENZ), funded by the Tertiary Education Commission, determined how multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs), in this case Second Life, could benefit New Zealand tertiary education.

The MyLearn pilot provision involved six tertiary institutions collaborating to create a networked online learning environment for students who were enrolled on the New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus). CORE Education evaluated this pilot.

Members of the CORE Education team have been selected and have undergone training to work with NZQA to evaluate the self-assessment processes of tertiary organisations in New Zealand. The evaluators visit individual organisations and review the internal self-assessment process.

The K-Perak eLearning cluster aimed to improve teacher capability in the use of ICT within teaching and learning programmes in Malaysia. It was created in partnership with Malaysian education officials and members of the Innovation New Zealand Education (iNZE) consortium, of which CORE Education was a part.


CORE Education was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to conduct an evaluative study of current effective practice in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support the learning of languages other than English in English medium schools.