The following is a sample from the portfolio of Learning Designs contracts.


  • Completed an Ako Aotearoa funded research project on the impact of NZ government tertiary education strategies on success for Pacific learners.
  • Designed, developed and supported the accreditation of a new Bachelor of Youth Development.
  • Designed and developed online course materials and assessment tasks for the Bachelor of Youth Development.
  • Reviewed and recommended improvements to the Bachelor of Addictions and Bachelor of Counselling.
  • Led staff development workshops on the design of assessment tasks.
  • Conducted research – an online survey and focus groups – on young student’s perceptions of WelTec and designed a WelTec Youth Strategy to improve student engagement.

The Open Polytechnic

  • Led the design, development and accreditation of a new distance learning
    Bachelor of Social Work
  • Created learning guides, activities and assessment tasks for eight twenty credit courses on the new Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Designed multimedia case studies and scripted an introduction to community work for the Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Conducted research into the supply and demand of fieldwork placements in New Zealand jointly with academic staff from Massey University and the Open Polytechnic.

Otago Polytechnic

University of Otago

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers

  • Led a strategy development workshop for the ANZASW Board using an online version of the Seven Questions exercise from the IRISS Future Risks and Opportunities Toolkit.
  • Conducted an online survey of young social workers that explored their motivation to enter social work, their level of civic engagement and their views of the ANZASW.
  • Designed a digital history project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ANZASW.