The SLENZ PROJECT
“Students can experience the
authenticity of the moment”
Midwifery pilot lead educator Sarah Stewart (SL: Petal Stransky) and SLENZ Project co-leader, Terry Neal (SL: Tere Tinkel) worked with Pooky and Russell to write the script which Russell, working from Scotland, and Pooky, working from New York, turned into the machinima.
The delightful Kiwi accents were provided by Terry’s whanau or family.
Terry commented after completion, “It was lots of fun despite the challenge of finding times we were all awake (because of the different time zones)”
The main target audience for the promtional video, according to Terry, is the Otago Polytech and CPIT (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology) distance students who will be initially using the pilot.
“However, I also think other staff and CEs etc will benefit from watching it,” she said. “By doing so they will begin to understand the amazing potential of these immersive learning opportunities.”
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