Research Projects


A project funded by the NEXT Foundation was undertaken on behalf of The Mind Lab by the NZCER. This project looked at the impact of the Digital and Collaborative Learning programme on teachers’ reflective practice in the classroom.

The report can be freely downloaded from this link: “An Analysis of Participant Blogs Supplemented by Teacher Interviews

Other research projects that Mind Lab staff have been engaged in include:

Teacher Led Innovation Fund 5-065, 2019. Connecting the Dots Beyond. Supporting the lead researcher from Whangarei Girls’ High School, looking at how service learning through tuakana-teina relationships will shift teacher capabilities and confidence to engage Year 9 Music students in supporting primary school students through face-to- face and online modes of communication and skills sharing.

Aotearoa National Project Fund project, 2014-15, “Learners and mobile devices (#NPF14LMD): A framework for enhanced learning and institutional change” available from

Ako Aotearoa Regional Project Fund project, 2014, “An orientation to open, flexible and distance education” in partnership with DEANZ.