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lessons for students

Te Kura is a state-funded distance education provider with around 25,000 students enrolled each year, offers a wide range of learning programmes, from early childhood to NCEA Level 3, which are predominantly delivered online In 2016 – 2017 I worked alongside teachers, audio, and visual staff to deliver digital education experiences designed to encourage, excite, and engage students in their education. My specific role was to use HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript to design and build interactive online lessons created from word document content provided by the teachers.

 

Different types of users

  • A parent looking for something the school in their area doesn't provide

  • A teacher looking for work

  • A School looking for a subject they don't have a teacher to teach but have demand to offer

  • A student who is struggling to learn in a classroom environment

  • A family without access to a classroom environment

  • An adult wanting to complete education – possibly to pursue higher education in the future

 
Overview of projects at Te Kura

While at Te Kura I worked on creating the Japanese learning course, creating the pedagogy learning platform for our internal teaching staff and the new website to increase adoption rates and communicate Te kura's value proposition with the different user groups

Interactive online 22 module course

I designed and built Japanese lessons for students under 12

When designing the lessons, we try to create a fun but informative and engaging experience, for example, in a Japanese lesson where the students learn about colours; I created an interactive wardrobe for them to drag outfits into based on the instructions asking for ‘Blue Jeans’ or a ‘Pink top’.  Creating educational play space for the student to intrinsically motivate themselves to learn. 

 

All lesson designs adhere to consistent design principles including the use of colours and visual breaks to separate text, highlight links, and differentiate between activities.

To learn more about my projects and experience working at Te Kura, please get in touch.

 

Interactive pedagogy course

I created an online learning for internal teaching staff

The Professional Development Template for the staff supports the creation of online workshops for the teachers to learn about pedagogy. When developing the template I used a similar flow in the design like that of an educational lesson. I wanted staff to experience and understand the students learning environment by experiencing it for themselves. 

 

The template has a professional neutral colour scheme, using negative space to assist navigation and comprehension of the courses. The template is accessible to a wide variety of skill sets to use when creating their professional development courses.

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Website design

Information architecture and UI design for the Te Kura's attraction website

I worked on the website redesign team as a visual designer; our vision was to create a site that would be approachable to our many different users. The sites clear visual hierarchy was essential to ensure any parent, any student, and any member of the public would all be able to navigate the site to obtain the information they required, quickly, and easily.

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