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Education summit explores use of tech in the classroom
“The invitation to speak at the summit recognises what we are doing to create digital learning opportunities throughout our school sector."
Discussing the burgeoning edtech sector here and abroad
Two education technology (edtech) advocates from Europe will visit New Zealand this December to talk about the growing edtech sector.
Governments are investing more in education technology
There is a direct correlation between investments into education and a country’s prosperity, according to Transparency Market Research.
IT education experts descend on Queenstown
More than 100 of the top NZ IT education experts are at this week’s Computing and Information Technology Research and Education NZ conference.
There's a new initiative in town, with big plans for Kiwi students
A new initiative has launched in New Zealand, with the aim of getting Kiwi students excited about technology - aptly named OMGTech!.
What's more important than tech? Reading and maths skills
Technology can be a useful tool to improve students’ learning outcomes and prepare them for the modern world - but it can be an empty investment.
HP Rural Schools Competition winners revealed
As the winner of the national technology competition, the Northland school will receive $10,000 worth of HP technology.
Ed tech market grows, thanks to ongoing innovations
The education technology and smart classrooms market is set to reach $93 billion by 2020, driven by education hardware and software innovations.
Microsoft hosting Teaching with Technology seminars
Microsoft is this week hosting a series of seminars focused on how teachers and schools can better utilise technology in the classroom.
A look into the billion dollar Ed Tech market
The Ed Tech and smart classrooms market is expected to grow from $43.27 billion in 2015 to $93.79 billion by 2020.
eCoach: Making eLearning accessible for students
Futura Group has launched an eCoach Course Builder - a cloud-based platform that provides secondary school teachers with tools to build online courses
Technology putting greater demands on Kiwi teachers
“In the past decade or so teachers have had to respond to major changes which include new technology, a new national curriculum, and NCEA."
More investors turning to ed tech startups
Education technology companies are receiving more backing than ever before, with venture-capital funding reaching $765 million in Q2 2015.
Intel to invest $800K in edtech startups
Intel has selected eight startups to take part in its first Education Accelerator, and announced it is set to invest up to $100,000 in each.
Teachers to undergo tech overhaul at Unitec
Unitec says its teachers will spend the next 18 months developing the skills needed to implement a ‘new and innovative’ style of learning.
Blackboard gets certified and completes edtech first
"Blackboard is providing bold leadership to the education sector by being the first organisation to complete this standard.”
Children need imagination...
"Now why is this product of any importance at all? Because this shows the change in society, it shows the impact of technology on this new generation"
Massive change taking place in education technology market
"With rapid and continuous advancement in technology, the requirements of students and teachers in education are undergoing a tremendous change."
Are you prepared for the education technology revolution?
“Schools are often reluctant to change their existing MIS but need to realise education is entering a decade of remarkable opportunity."
Microsoft's new Office 365 Education services in the works
"These services are designed to simplify connections between systems as well as communication and collaboration between teachers and students."
Blackboard invests in learning analytics with latest acquisition
"Learning analytics is a strategic approach that institutions across the world are increasingly adopting to support learners."
Moodle launches cloud-hosting offering
"The offering is targeted to anyone who wants to deploy Moodle in individual classrooms or other small learning environments."
Why digital technologies are used for learning
Digital technologies offer new opportunities for teachers and education leaders, and new ways for parents and communities to contribute to learning.
And the Blake Leader Award goes to... Nanogirl
Dr Michelle Dickinson, otherwise known as ‘Nanogirl’, has been awarded a Blake Leader Award for outstanding leadership at a ceremony in Auckland.