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TEDxYouth in Auckland this weekend
The national director of NCEA Campus, a sailor who circumnavigated the globe and the creator of the world's longest piano will be presenting at TEDxYouth in Auckland.
Global Game Jam research wins award
An investigation into the growth and significance of the Global Game Jam for Teaching and Learning has seen a Waiariki Institute of Technology academic recognised at the annual CITRENZ awards.
Lincoln University joins open education network
Lincoln University yesterday announced its membership of the Open Education Resource university network (OERu).
Calls for review of national standards
Recommendations from an advisory group point to a lack of confidence in national standards and call for review processes to be implemented claims a spokesperson for the New Zealand Principals’ Federation.
ePortfolio developer to get additional funding
Storypark, a Wellington-based educational social enterprise, is to receive a grant from Education New Zealand’s International Growth Fund.
Android version of mobile safety tool launched
Students walking home from school alone and teachers working late at school now have a new tool to get them home safe.
Digital technology could transform music education
Music education needs to be more open to the use of digital technology says a University of Canterbury researcher.
First schools sign up for N4L
More than 20 schools from around New Zealand have already signed agreements with Network for Learning (N4L) to connect to its managed network.
Have your say on ICT qualifications
Feedback is being sought on the future of ICT qualifications in New Zealand.
Building future-proof networks
The use of technology in education is increasing at a dramatic rate – in fact there are very few aspects of education that remain untouched by technology.
Chromebooks now available on All of Govt
Schools across the country now have the opportunity to purchase Google Chromebooks through the All of Government (AoG) procurement process, supplied by local firm Cyclone Computers.
New switches reduce network outages
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has reduced its downtime and complaints about network speed by upgrading its switches.
University of Auckland to offer free online courses
The University of Auckland is the latest New Zealand institute to announce a move into the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Massey MOOCs go live next week
Expertise in three of Massey University’s core disciplines – agriculture, emergency management and indigenous studies – will be available online when its first massive open online course (MOOC) goes live next week.
Security challenges in a BYOD environment
Schools need to be aware of the security challenges involved in BYOD.
NZ historical posters available online
More than 400 posters created during the last 50 years by trade unions, protest organisations, government departments and other groups from New Zealand and overseas are now available online.
Lessons to be learnt with BYOD
There are a number of factors schools need to consider before introducing BYOD.
Animation software has potential in schools
A New Zealand IT expert has just completed a 30-minute educational animation for a Vanuatu NGO – and believes the concept has big potential as a learning resource in schools
Otago University joins eduroam wireless network
University of Otago is the latest New Zealand campus to join eduroam.
Testing times for education
Teaching Assistant helps teachers create multi-choice tests. The completed test sheets are then scanned into the multifunction device to be marked automatically.
Young learners losing out
Some of our youngest learners are losing out thanks to the government’s lack of progress in closing the digital divide.
Microsoft Office 365 free for educators
Did we mention the word FREE, yeah we had to double check it ourselves.
Learning server looks for NZ organisation for trial
Software & video content can replace classroom training says vendor.
Safer Schools Cluster Pricing initiative
Security solutions often overwhelm schools, the folks at SonicWall are reaching out to help.