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Hutt Valley celebrates women in tech
Tue, 18th Apr 2017
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women in technology
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stemm
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techweek
Hutt STEMM Festival aims to inspire young women into tech careers through breakfast talks and hands-on activities. #STEMM #womenintech.
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Social media makes academic research more accessible
Wed, 12th Apr 2017
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social media
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massey university
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research
Academics say social media is making research more accessible, allowing for broader conversations and public debates.
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Communities of online learning a step closer
Wed, 12th Apr 2017
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e-learning
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ministry of education
New Zealand moves closer to implementing online learning with second reading of Education (Update) Amendment Bill. #COOL #education.
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Otago's online MBA among the world's best
Tue, 11th Apr 2017
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e-learning
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business
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university of otago
NZ's Otago University celebrates as its Online MBA programme ranks 4th globally by CEO Magazine, outshining many prestigious institutions.
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Construction begins on exciting new Christchurch school
Mon, 10th Apr 2017
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christchurch
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new school
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student directed learning
Construction begins on new Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school in Christchurch, featuring flexible learning spaces and digital workshops.
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Primary students’ results improve with fibre broadband
Fri, 7th Apr 2017
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national standards
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ultrafast fibre
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pass rates
The New Zealand Government’s investment of over $1 billion into ultra-fast broadband is beginning to show results.
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Collaboration keeps digital tech alive at Christchurch schools
Thu, 6th Apr 2017
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cloud services
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ncea
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digital technology
A joint effort between several secondary and tertiary institutes results in quality technology learning for high school students in Canterbury.
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Interactive videos help foster healthy relationships
Wed, 5th Apr 2017
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e-learning
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interactive learning
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relationships
Palmerston North's Awatapu College pioneers interactive programme to teach students about healthy relationships and consent.
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New online resource to teach sign language
Wed, 5th Apr 2017
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e-learning
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sign language
On the 11th anniversary of New Zealand Sign Language becoming and official language, a new resource aims to teach it.
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Funding to help put a stop to online bullying
Tue, 4th Apr 2017
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cyberbullying
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online safety
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government funding
Steps towards responsible digital citizenship have been made as a student led programme receives funding to tackle online bullying head on.
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3D technology helps school fundraising
Fri, 31st Mar 2017
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3d printing
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steam subjects
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industrial
Innovative tech students at Wellington's Marsden Collegiate boost school funds with bespoke 3D-printed plant pots.
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Online competitions grow Great Kiwi learners
Wed, 29th Mar 2017
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e-learning
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technology in the classroom
Thousands of students of all levels to compete in English, mathematics and science thanks to new online competitions.
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Credit scores for kids on education app Banqer
Mon, 27th Mar 2017
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edutech
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digital banking
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cios
Banqer's new credit score module educates pupils on financial history's impact, prepping them for future fiscal prudence.
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Digital learning supported in New Plymouth school upgrades
Mon, 27th Mar 2017
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edutech
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e-learning
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māori
Construction set to begin on $2m learning support centre at Spotswood College and $1.6m expansion at Te Pi'ipi'inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea.
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ICT makeover for Auckland school
Fri, 22nd Nov 2013
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edutech
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ict
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telecommunications
Manurewa Intermediate soars into the digital age, thanks to a £40k ICT upgrade from Vodafone, enriching learning with new tech.
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Website to help battle bullying
Wed, 20th Nov 2013
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cloud services
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edutech
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cyberbullying
New website aims to combat bullying in Mid Canterbury, offering a supportive community and resources for both victims and perpetrators.
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Technology aids reading comprehension
Tue, 19th Nov 2013
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edutech
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ict
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massey university
Study shows technology boosts reading gains in 10-11 yr old boys, achieving up to 6x the national average at a Palmerston North school.
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Schools to become digital hubs
Mon, 18th Nov 2013
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edutech
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broadband
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ministry of education
Schools with ultra-fast broadband will soon be able to share their fibre connections with their local communities.
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Academics to ‘hack’ an open textbook
Fri, 15th Nov 2013
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edutech
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university of otago
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creative commons
This weekend, academics from New Zealand and Australia will collaboratively write – or hack - an open textbook.
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Training in IT helps teacher win award
Wed, 13th Nov 2013
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edutech
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schools
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spark labs
Auckland teacher's IT training earns her the PM's Science Teacher Prize, revolutionising science education with technology and inclusivity.
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Is the end nigh for cyberbullies?
Tue, 12th Nov 2013
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edutech
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facebook
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social media
Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm, Snapchat and other forms of digital media have all come under fire for the ease of which they can be used for cyberbullying.
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App to bring Nelson history to life
Mon, 11th Nov 2013
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vr
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apps
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nmit
An augmented reality history-sharing app is being developed to share the Nelson-Tasman region’s history and stories.
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Thinking beyond the ‘on’ switch
Fri, 8th Nov 2013
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edutech
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schools
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the mind lab
Auckland's new Mind Lab challenges students to understand the inner workings of technology, promoting hands-on learning in science and engineering.
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New app may help young readers
Thu, 7th Nov 2013
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edutech
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auckland university
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ebooks
New Booktrack app, blending sound with e-books, to enhance reading for Auckland students, revolutionizing engagement and comprehension.