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Victoria University partners with Cisco to open Cybersecurity Training Centre
The Centre will prepare students to meet the demand for talent in the cybersecurity pipeline through skill development, with technology that is at the forefront of this digital future.
Five ways to use Google Earth to explore the world
Google Earth has a few new nifty features to take users on an exploration of culture, language, nature, weather, and remote locations.
Amazon Alexa can now teach English and te reo Māori
“Learning works best when it’s interactive, so users can listen to the words in te reo and English and test their knowledge and pronunciation through the glossary and quiz."
Virtual creative writing helps Kiwi kids 'feel brave'
More than 8000 children across New Zealand schools participated in live ‘virtual’ creative writing workshop as part of an effort to promote children’s wellbeing.
Kiwi EdTech software innovation goes international
SimPHARM, a state of the art simulation tool developed at the University of Otago and now commercially licensed by a United States-based company.
Western Australia school uses Veeam to guarantee availability and uptime
Downtime in an education provider's systems could cause disruption with significant, far-reaching consequences.
Underground cybercrime industry for cheating continues to grow
As a result to increasing exam pressure, grade hacking services and fake diplomas are becoming more easily available online, according to new Kaspersky research.
Microsoft showcase highlights NZ's critical challenges
Microsoft presented its first ever parliamentary Showcase to New Zealand government ministers and MPs last week, as it showcased just how innovative New Zealanders can be.
UiPath brings automation skills to A/NZ students
UiPath is partnering with New Zealand academic institutions to train students for an increasingly technological workplace, primarily focusing on automation and robotics training.
Aussie students want fully digitised university experience
"We're seeing great innovation around how universities are delivering curriculum, however universities need to ask studentswhether it's in the right direction."
Yoobee Colleges becomes largest independent IT and creative college in NZ
Five design and arts colleges have been incorporated to create New Zealand’s largest independent specialised creative and IT college.
“First-of-its-kind” VR training platform launches in Oz
Curiious IQ is enabled for any VR device and can stream live to small groups or up to 50 or more headsets simultaneously.
New educational game to boost construction skills shortage
The game has been designed to give future business people and construction workers a taste of what it’s like to build their own company.
How to stop phishing attacks – NCC Group
Far from becoming obsolete in the face of new cybersecurity software and systems, phishing is just as effective now as it always has been.
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
How AI & facial rec could abolish schools' daily roll calls
Soon there could be no need for teachers in New Zealand to do the daily roll call – and no need for students to come up with creative ways of saying ‘here’.
NCEA exams finally go online in 2019
“Students are enthusiastic supporters of digital assessment; they tell us it reflects the way they are learning and living, with technology at their fingertips."
Vodafone releases phones with child-safe features
Along with the restriction capabilities, the Vodafone Smart N9 range also has a range of emergency and safety controls.
University tackles multi-campus AV streaming challenge
Pro AV Solutions Queensland and avt deployed a network media solution to deliver streaming across multiple University of Southern Queensland campuses.
Being BYOD ready: How to future-proof for digital curriculums
Connection numbers and the demand per device is growing exponentially in education instiutions. How can a school be ready for what’s to come?
Digital divide anxiety as school year looms
As technology in the classroom becomes a necessity, many children could be starting at a disadvantage as the financial strain becomes too much.
Class in the clouds: How AI and cloud can transform education
The global education landscape is changing, and Australia no exception. Michael Chetner explains how AI and the cloud will create a new way to learn.
What to think about when planning IT infrastructure in schools
An expert with a history of builiding successful IT infrastructure for the unique education sector shares their advice for getting it right.
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
Overall, between July and September, DDoS botnets attacked targets in 82 countries.