Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga recognised with LearnX Platinum Awards

Posted on 6 December 2022

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Open Polytechnic, a business division of Te Pūkenga, has received the Platinum LearnX awards for Best Learning & Talent Development and Best eLearning Project for Pandemic/ Emergency eLearning.

The national online learning provider received these prestigious awards at the recent LearnX awards held in Australia.

“These distinguished awards are a wonderful recognition of the contribution Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga and our iQualify online learning platform made in supporting education organisations across New Zealand during the unprecedented COVID-19 national lockdowns,” says General Manager of Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga, Dr Caroline Seelig.

The iQualify online learning platform was developed in-house by Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga in 2014.

iQualify Executive Director, Fraser Kennedy, says the awards recognise the success in particular of the iQualify and Commercial teams at Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga who worked collaboratively and used their expertise to create and deliver a free online programme/digital package to all of those who needed it. “We made this available for organisations to use within 48 hours from when the first nationwide lockdown began in 2020, enabling organisations across New Zealand to seamlessly continue operating their business and support their learners to upskill and educate themselves during the pandemic.”

This online programme/digital package was offered for free to support education providers who had never taught online before, with 30% of organisations who took up the offer choosing to either move all of their learning online or adopting a blended delivery model once pandemic restrictions ended.

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