Information about Livewire

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What is Livewire Learning?

Teachers and students now have access to the best of both worlds – a comprehensive self-marking and interactive eLearning resource and a write-on workbook – a combined resource that enhances self-directed learning and revision for students.

Livewire Learning is a New Zealand product developed by a team of established writers and practising New Zealand teachers with decades of experience in the classroom. We are constantly responding to teacher suggestions, refining the content and adding to the product range. We offer the most comprehensive eLearning resource in New Zealand by providing relevant, detailed and engaging online learning materials for a range of subjects.

As a program designed by New Zealand teachers for both teachers and students, Livewire Learning provides interactive eLearning and workbook resources that empower students to become self-directed learners, and raise achievement levels whilst saving time for both teachers and students.

Information for teachers

Self-directed learning

The Education Review Office are asking schools and departments how they are equipping students to become more effective self-directed learners. If you are looking for resources that can assist you, then Livewire Learning is a useful in-class, homework and end of year revision resource that can provide a structured learning approach for your students. Combining interactive web-based learning and write-on booklets, these resources provide an integrated approach that enables students to take charge of their own learning and save you time. For more details, please download the PowerPoint presentation delivered at the NZATE conference in 2014.

Students still need direction from staff and a level of accountability, so our evolving administration suite allows you to track and monitor progress and report back directly to parents.

Reflective learning

Livewire Learning is not just 'skill and drill' like so many other online programmes. The way we have structured our material and the programme itself, provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their answers and the strategies they used to arrive at those answers. Research shows that this process, in conjunction with the instant answers and explanations, accelerates learning.

Our questions are also aligned to the curriculum and Bloom's Taxonomy of critical thinking levels so students are challenged not just to recall and apply but to analyse and evaluate.

Benefits of Livewire Learning

  • Facilitates self-directed and independent learning.
  • Integrates online learning more easily into classroom teaching, learning or revision programmes.
  • Provides plenty of practice material that fits within the prescribed New Zealand curricula at Achieved, Merit and Excellence levels of thinking.
  • Sets students homework.
  • Tracks students' online progress via the Learning Management Suite.
  • Integrates key competencies such as managing self, thinking, using language, symbols and text.
  • Gives a positive and challenging use for online devices in schools.
  • Provides clear targets for students to meet.
  • Provides material aligned to the national curricula and exams.
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Information for parents

Livewire Learning is a smart new way for your teenagers to learn at their own speed, in their own time. Our program will help them study successfully and it will improve their exam results. Livewire Learning is ideal for use at home.

The adaptive nature of Livewire Learning means the difficulty of each module is updated on a question by question basis to match and challenge your child's ability.

Benefits of Livewire Learning

  • Comprehensive coverage of each subject.
  • Graded material.
  • An individualised approach.
  • Instant feedback and explanations.
  • Explores new ways to identify and solve problems.
  • Track your teenagers' progress.

Information for students

Livewire Learning is a smart new way for you to learn at your own speed, in your own time. Our program will help guide your study and deliver successful exam results.

Being able to use it on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer allows you to keep up to date wherever you are, and work at you own pace.

Benefits of Livewire Learning

  • Gives you key subject notes.
  • Tests your knowledge and skills.
  • Gives instant feedback and explanations.
  • Provides adaptive learning, leading you into more challenging Merit and Excellence level material.
  • Tells you immediately how successful you are, the level you are working at and what you need to do to achieve your goals.
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