To celebrate the launch, HP New Zealand is offering 10 $1,000 scholarships towards the cost of the course for teachers wishing to participate in the programme and enhance their digital learning expertise. The full cost of the course is $2,750 + GST.
Designed and developed for teachers and educators at all levels, the qualification aims to build knowledge, improve technical capacity and confidence, and provide exposure to new ways of engaging students. The course, based in Auckland, runs over 32 weeks, with the first 16 weeks requiring participation in weekly 4-hour sessions at The Mind Lab by Unitec, which are scheduled multiple times a week (including day sessions, early evening or on a Saturday) to provide flexibility. For the second 16 weeks, students continue to apply new knowledge and practice in the classroom while studying online through a dedicated online portal. Video tutorials featuring specialist educators, researchers and teaching professionals will share topics designed to inform and challenge while encouraging self-review and reflection.
To apply for an HP scholarship, send your name, school and contact details along with 200 words on how you would utilise this training in your teaching environment and why you think digital technology skills are critical to the learning process, to Melissa Fincham (email@example.com), Education Programme Manager, HP New Zealand by midday, 12 July 2014.
For more information about the qualification, click here. To be eligible for the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) applicants must have an undergraduate degree or a Diploma in Education with 3 or more years’ experience. The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) tuition costs are $2,750 + GST, and the recipients of this scholarship will receive $1,000 + GST towards these costs. Please note that if you have already applied or been accepted to this qualification, you are not excluded from applying for an HP scholarship.