A small team of teacher practitioners in the Faculty of Education’s Te Puna Wananga (School of Maori Education) at the University of Auckland work with K-12 schools in the northern regions of New Zealand. They provide professional development to teachers and individualized program support for indigenous Maori school students.

These K-12 students are second language learners of their indigenous Maori language, the official language of New Zealand. With the help of My Mediasite, Maori students can watch and create Mediasite webcasts to help them understand the language.

“This is already making a difference and has immediate benefits for students, as well as family and community who are also able to view and share the classroom activities from their homes,” said Mark Dashper, Faculty of Education, Te Puna Wananga. “We think this system of user-generated language content could be used as a national model for strengthening indigenous language revitalization.”

University of Auckland Te Puna Wananga is an Enterprise Video Award finalist in the Outcomes Award category. Check out its nomination video for more information.

This is part of a continuing series about our 2015 Enterprise Video Award finalists. The award program recognizes Mediasite users for revolutionizing video in their organizations. Winners will be announced during Unleash 2015, our Mediasite User Conference April 27-29 in Madison, Wis.