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Data#3 wins learning and development award two years running
Chief Learning Officer magazine’s LearningElite programme honours the best organisations for learning and development.
Facebook launches mentorship feature
Some Facebook Groups will people to connect with mentors and mentees based on specific topics of interest.
NZ entrepreneurs launch interactive learning ‘games’ for kids
The Zingoshi Chronicles, a transmedia project created by two New Zealand entrepreneurs comprises books, video games, and eventually a TV series.
Two of ISACA's top cybersecurity courses are now available on-demand
ISACA has made two of its top training certifications available as on-demand, self-paced review courses.
Moodle to launch learning analytics software Project Inspire - and it needs your help
Moodle is about to launch Project Inspire, which aims to collaboratively build learning analytics software that can fit into Moodle sites.
Auckland Uni embraces innovative digital learning platform for student success
“We plan to use Canvas Data to see trends and patterns which will inform our learning design and delivery. This is very exciting."
Getting the best tools isn’t enough, says Salesforce
The tool that Salesforce uses to get new users up-to-speed quickly.
Wellington girls college backs 21st century learning
“Complementing existing facilities the Learning Studios and iCentre are a wonderful resource in preparing our young women for work and life."
Teachers feel technology improves classroom experience, but few implement it
It has been revealed that the large majority of teachers believe technology helps facilitate learning, however a small minority effectively use it.
University of Canterbury hosts future tech event for Kiwi students
"E-Week provides an opportunity for curious young minds to get hands-on experience, visit local companies, program a robot and build a lab-on-a-chip."
New iPad app for 'struggling readers' launched
The app has been designed to deliver an individualised reading coaching to beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners.
Blackboard and Moodle partner up, take LMS platform to the world
"We will further strengthen Moodle as an extensible open source learning platform and a powerful solution for education providers worldwide."
Gamification gains traction in APAC region
Gamification is becoming a significant investment for education providers and businesses around the world, according to a new Technavio report.
IDEAStarter: Giving budding young Auckland entrepreneurs a chance
“IDEAStarter is for people who want to dream up an idea, create new ways of doing things, and do something to transform their community."
Blackboard expands virtual classroom offerings with new partnership
Blackboard has partnered up with Skytap to provide cloud-based, on-demand virtual training labs via Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship LMS.
Student information software in hot demand
Student information systems are being more readily adopted by schools, thanks largely to advancements in cloud computing and the growth of mobiles.
Wellington game makers launch new, future-focused app
“I think this kind of game has huge potential to stimulate debate and discussion about the future of education. It’s a great tool."
New Zealand teachers are super satisfied with their jobs, study finds
The research shows 89% of New Zealand’s Year 7-10 teachers think the advantages of the job clearly outweigh the disadvantages.
New Turnitin tech tool 'delivers big results'
"Teachers agree that the immediacy of feedback, given in-line and attached to the specific highlighted sentence, motivates students to improve."
Blackboard recognises Maori as one of NZ's official languages
“With the Māori version of Blackboard we are helping even more students be successful in their day-to-day education and reach their academic goals.”
Samsung launches new solutions designed to re-ignite STEM subjects
“As schools bring more devices into the classroom, it’s important to evaluate the technology and the curriculum together."
Blackboard rolls out two new SaaS offerings
"This is a big day for our customers, as it represents the latest step we've taken to provide them with an LMS that is tailored to meet their needs."
Blackboard brings the power of predictive analytics to teachers
“Teachers will now be able to better follow their learners, support them in their educational lives and promptly react when they see potential risk."
Blackboard and Sharp: Teaming up to enhance student workflows
"Sharp's integration with Blackboard Learn will create a seamless workflow between our two systems, allowing students to focus on learning."