How the programme is delivered
We use a number of online applications to deliver our University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies, our AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies and our Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme and ensure you have the most effective and intuitive learning experience. You're not alone. Enjoy real-time interaction with your teacher as we take you through your learning process. You can discuss tasks, ask questions and solve problems – all live, using the four types of mode delivery:
Live Zoom-based video-tutorial
Teacher meets live with small groups of students using Zoom for 15-20 mins each, guiding them on the tasks for the week ahead
Students work through assigned flipped-learning tasks via Blackboard, completing set pre-learning to prepare for full class video-class
Live Zoom-based video classes (full class)
Teacher meets live with all students using Zoom, working together through flipped-learning tasks in a Q&A style presentation
Students work on broader learning tasks, e.g. reviewing recorded video, making notes, reading text, undertaking assignments
UP Education’s online delivery has been based on flipped learning where you will receive and complete assigned ‘pre-learning’ video lessons and tasks before class via Blackboard, then work through them with your teacher during class to deepen the knowledge gained during your streamed lesson time with your teacher.
We have been successfully using this learning method for over 5 years.
As part of this, we use a range of powerful digital technologies to bring you an engaging and rich learning experience, preparing you for university and your future in New Zealand.
The main platforms that we use are:
Nearpod is an interactive, lesson building platform that teachers use to make students’ learning come to life. Teachers create lessons with slides, quizzes, weblinks, collaboration spaces for students to draw and write their ideas. These lessons can either be self-paced, which is ideal for students studying at home in their own time, or live, which is suitable for Zoom meetings where the class progresses together.
After students have completed each lesson, the teacher is given detailed analytics about both class and individual performance.
Find out how these other interactive tools will also help you develop and enjoy your learning online:
provides short (5-10 minutes) game-based quizzes and learning games as part of our lessons.
is an interactive tool that allows for students and teachers to use their phones to participate in quick questions and polls within lessons as a short (5-10 minutes) activity.
allows students to make short videos and share them with each other as part of the classroom. This can take place in a live lesson, or over a week or so as part of self–directed learning.