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The Pipi Learning whānau has over 50 years collective experience in primary, tertiary and vocational education. We are tutors, educators, researchers and health professionals, occupational and health psychologists, academic librarians and nurses. We are experts in online learning pedagogy, combined with cutting edge online learning design and development skills. Pipi Learning have created amazing online eLearning modules for tertiary and vocational education providers, child health and youth organisations, as well as the security and building industry. What amazing online learning solutions can we create for you?

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The Pipi whānau are subject matter experts in many fields, including mental health, first aid and emergency care, security provision, occupational well-being, suicide prevention and many more. Our Māori advisor and cultural communicator supports our inclusive vision and enables us to reflect New Zealand culture in everything that we do.

Welcome to the Pipi Learning whānau!

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Elizabeth Asbury (PhD, MSc, BSc Hons)

Elizabeth has been working in online learning for so long that the vacant stares and looks of pity from ‘traditional’ educators have become a distant memory. Thanks to the early adopters and revolutionary thinkers who understood that online learning was about equity and accessibility, no longer is mentioning eLearning akin to screaming into the void.  Her Ph.D in Psychology, post-doc research, and years of working in tertiary and vocational education certainly helped prepare Elizabeth for the fight to bring the amazing opportunities online learning can offer to the widest possible audience.

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Emma Addington (BEd, MLIS)

Emma has a strong academic background including a Bachelor of Education and Master of Library and Information Studies. She has worked in tertiary education for over 10 years, during which she has worked as a librarian and a tutor before moving into online learning development. Emma brings considerable research skills as well as knowledge of developing resources and training tools for a wide range of learners. She has experience creating online training resources for many stakeholders and is committed to creating quality online training.

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Georgina Orsborn (George) (RN, BN, MN)

George is a rural gal who lives on a farm in the Wairarapa. Her spare time is spent watching her children’s sport (aka taxi driver) and renovating relocated houses with her husband and children. George is a Registered Nurse with a Masters of Nursing, who worked in Primary Health Care in both Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK, before returning to NZ to become a Nursing Educator. George has worked in both undergraduate and postgraduate education for the past 20 years. During that time working in vocational education, she developed her passion for teaching in the online environment. George believes there is very little you cannot teach online. If the content is well curated, captivating and encourages active learning that keeps participants engaged, you can expect great results! Nothing excites George more than working out creative ways to engage the learners and get them hooked! 

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