Otago Polytechnic is one of New Zealand’s top providers of hands-on education. Student satisfaction ratings are among the highest in Australasia, we achieved the highest possible endorsement from government, and employers love our graduates for their knowledge, independence and creativity.
Otago Polytechnic is proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in Australasia, and earning resounding endorsements from employers.
Our results means you can feel confident you’ll gain a top quality qualification, have an amazing and enriching time, and put yourself in a great position for a career you love!
As educators, we are looking for innovative ways to deliver our programmes and assess people’s skills. With online tools and blended delivery options, time and distance are no barriers to gaining the education you need. We can even enable people to gain credits for knowledge they have gained in their careers.
We make a difference to the environment, community and the economy through our applied research and enterprise, and our commitment to sustainability. We are pleased to partner with industries and organisations throughout the community, using our expertise to find creative solutions and opportunities.
Otago Polytechnic is a leader in open education. We were the first post-secondary institution in the world to adopt a default Creative Commons Attribution intellectual property policy and we host the head office of the Open Education Resource Foundation which is coordinating the implementation of the OERu. We also host the Commonwealth of Learning Chair in OER.
Inspiring challenge of sustainable development
Learn to integrate strategic sustainable practice into any setting with an internationally proven framework and a series of tools. See how others have done so through world leading case studies.
Technology Diffusion and Models of Change in Education
Learn about the complexities of change with digital technologies in tertiary education from the perspective of the educator and students and apply this knowledge to local teaching contexts.
Dimensions of Openness in Education
Learn about the concepts of open educational practices (OEP), open policy, open source and open teaching to achieve more sustainable education for all.
OER Development Project
Put your digital skills and knowledge of open educational practices to work and develop OER learning materials for the real world, with options for recognition towards formal academic credit.
The e-Learning Maturity Model (eMM)
Learn how to assess organisational capability to sustainably develop, deploy and support e-learning so that organisations can engage in high quality processes which can be replicated, extended and sustained over time.
Scenario Planning for Educators
What futures are possible in education? Learn how to plan for uncertain education futures using scenario planing.
Open Content Licensing for Educators
Learn about the concepts of open educational resources, copyright and Creative Commons open licenses to achieve more sustainable education for all.
Digital Skills for Collaborative OER Development
This is a hands-on course where you will learn and demonstrate your skills in using digital technologies for collaborative OER development culminating in publishing an OER learning sequence on your own website.