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Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate supervision

Staff at the Centre for Distance Education and Learning Technologies are available for supervising students in a range topics related to distance education and learning technologies. If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate research, contact Dr Keryn Pratt (keryn.pratt@otago.ac.nz) for information on our programmes and research papers.

Examples of current and past research topics

  • Benefit of peer support for online learners
  • Teachers' understandings of cross-curricular ICT integration
  • Distance and e-learning Christian education settings
  • Laptops in schools: The social, academic and motivational implications for Year 9 students
  • Barriers to ICT use in a junior syndicate
  • A comparison of text entry skills and safe working practices of Year 6 and Year 9 Students
  • The potential for Second Life as a learning environment for use in online distance education at the tertiary level in New Zealand