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UCOL a partner in new online learning platform

By UCOL on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

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​UCOL along with several of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutes is launching an innovative new online learning platform – TANZ eCampus.

The exciting collaboration between Ara Institute of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic, Universal College of Learning Palmerston North, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Eastern Institute of Technology enables the institutes to offer first-rate online education to students across New Zealand.

Leeza Boyce, UCOL Chief Executive said that students who want to study online would benefit from the collaborative TANZ eCampus approach.  "UCOL is growing its online qualifications, which are particularly popular with people who are in full time work and who want flexible options to upskill or learn something new.  Having five institutes collaborate to do this together is an exciting new opportunity and guarantees a very strong offering which will grow over time."

A qualification through TANZ eCampus is industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and students may attend the graduation ceremony of any of the partner institutes.
Initially, students will be able to access more than 40 courses through the TANZ eCampus service, including a significant number of business-related courses and qualifications. 

Pamela Simpson, Executive Director of TANZ eCampus says that study through TANZ eCampus will be of particular interest to work place learners looking to extend their job prospects or gain a new business related skill, for example in project management.

"With a good level of business-related courses available online through the TANZ eCampus portal, work place learners should see a real benefit to the flexible and supportive online environment."

"A lot of work has gone into the design of the portal. We will be using innovative student analysis to keep a finger on the pulse of student needs – adapting with students so that the learning platform performs at its best. In addition, students will be well supported by real people. They will each have a personal advisor who will follow them through their learning journey, as well as access to experienced course facilitators who are dedicated to helping them achieve their study goals," says Simpson.

A TANZ eCampus Facebook page and LinkedIn page will provide additional student support and answer study and portal related questions.  For all student registrations or enquiries please visit