Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning

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If an unforeseen circumstance impairs the ability of a student from doing well on an assessment (including submitting an assessment on time and/or giving a presentation), students are able to apply for a Special Assessment Circumstance (SAC) with relevant evidence within 5 working day of the assessment item due date. You can do this through Ako Mai, or contact your programme team to request a SAC form.

For Postgraduate Certificate students:
For Master of Contemporary Education's students:
For Leading Beyond Sustainability students:
For Digital & Collaborative Teaching & Learning students:
For Leading Change for Good students:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning can be delivered entirely online so learners have the choice to attend block sessions via Zoom or face-to-face at The Mind Lab HQ in Auckland. This allows learners across Aotearoa to take part in the programme without the need to travel to Auckland if they would rather not.

We tend to include your Student ID number in most emails to you about your enrolment or your programme. Check back through your emails and see if you can find it. It's a 7 digit number.

If you still can't find it, please email or Slack your programme team directly or email with the full name that you enrolled on the programme with and they'll be able to let you know your student ID number.

Because this programme focuses on contemporary research, we are always updating the content to be as relevant as possible. For this reason it is not always possible to outline specific topics for an upcoming intake, however, here are examples of topics we have covered on each course in the past:

Digital Topics 

  • What is Knowledge?
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Blended Learning
  • Collaborative, Constructionist and Constructivist Learning
  • Computational Thinking
  • 3D Modelling
  • Technology Disruption and Mixed Reality
  • Design Thinking in the Classroom
  • Personal Learning Networks and Connectivism
  • Agile and Lean Education
  • Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing
  • Maker Movement
  • Games and Educational Game Design
  • Agency and Engagement
  • Inquiry Learning, Robotics and AI
  • Sensors and Sensibility

Leadership Topics

  • Followership
  • Key Competencies and He Tikanga Whakaaro in Leadership
  • Implementing Technology Innovation in the Classroom
  • Research Informed Leadership
  • Leadership Attributes
  • Leadership Theories and Styles
  • Online and Distributed Leadership
  • Diffusion of Innovations and Digital Leadership
  • Leading Change and Collaborative Leadership
  • Agile and Servant Leadership
  • Entrepreneurialism and Enterprise
  • Innovative Learning Spaces
  • Gamification in Leadership
  • Multicultural and International Perspectives on Education
  • Teacher Inquiry into Student Learning
  • Research and Applied Practice

Research Topics

  • Choose an Inquiry
  • Find Research
  • Examine Research Sources
  • Finalise the Research Essay Topic
  • Develop an Action Plan
  • Plan Data Collection
  • Consider the Action Plan Context
  • Anticipate the Impact of your Teacher Inquiry on your Community

Practice Topics

  • Act on your Plan
  • Reflect on your Inquiry
  • Examine your Cultural Context
  • Act in your Professional Environment
  • Consider your Audiences
  • Reflect on your Evidence
  • Evaluate your Impacts
  • Reflect on your Learning Journey

35 weeks, part-time with two face to face block sessions, held over two days during the school holidays. For full details, see the ‘Structure and Workload’ section on the programme page.