Future Orientated Scholarship in Technology, Education and Research

Exploring Educational Technologies

The EdTech Group is housed within the Higher Education Development Centre. Through a combination of workshops, one to one support, research and dissemination, we aim to explore and harness the potential of educational technologies and the innovation they bring to teaching and learning spaces.

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"Exceptional support "

The support I had during my PhD was exceptional, all discussions with my supervisors where always intellectually stimulating and contributed immensely to my successful completion. I highly recommend doing a PhD in Edtech at the HEDC

Dr Larian Nkomo

Surveys Officer, University of Otago

"A wonderful experience"

I've had the privilege of presenting at two workshops. This has been a wonderful experience for me. The EdTech team handled all of the logistics and provided valuable guidance on content. Both of my sessions were well-attended and ran efficiently, allowing me to concentrate on making the most of the chance to exchange ideas with like-minded individuals."

Dr Sheena Townsend

Professional Practice Fellow

"I appreciated their depth of reflection and scientific rigor"

I have worked with HEDC EdTech since June 2018, when we collaborated on a reflection on the topic of learning spaces that lead to two quality scientific publications with Springer Editions. Throughout our research meetings, I appreciated their depth of reflection and scientific rigor. I appreciated the quality of work done in terms of scientific publications as well as the accompaniment during the pandemic period that led to the submission of a quality thesis within the prescribed timeframe.

Valéry Psyché

Professor, Université TÉLUQ

"Very informative"

"EdTech workshops are very informative and really made me think about possible applicable scenarios. Personally, the opportunity to reflect on my practice within the context presented has always been invaluable for my approach to teaching. "

Philip Morrison

Computing and Physics Teacher, Pathway and English Language Centre, University of Otago


"Collaboration with EdTech has been invaluable to developing the EMR platform for our medical students. Their combination of technical and educational expertise, and willingness to work alongside and support students and clinicians, is outstanding."

Deborah Wright

Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otago Medical School


We work side by side with staff and postgraduates to provide support, share knowledge and conduct research into areas of innovation.