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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 September 2019, 4:38 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

Consultation opened this week on the proposed updated computing and IT qualifications. These are the qualifications that are taught across New Zealand at Diploma and Certificate level, recognised on the NZ Qualifications Framework.

We're also really excited to announce another keynote for ITx Rutherford next month - Clarke Ching. Clarke is an international best-selling author, speaker and consultant on agile productivity. He has helped some of the world's best-known brands understand Agile, Lean and the Theory of Constraints, including Dell, GE Energy, Royal London, BskyB and more.

And if that's not enough, acclaimed entertainer and comedian Brendhan Lovegrove has been announced as the dinner MC - it's going to be a great night and an awesome few days.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 30 August 2019, 4:35 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

The ITP National Board met this week to review progress against the Annual Plan. As well as additional things such as a large qualifications review and input into the Review of Vocational Education, almost all of the Annual Plan projects are progressing really well.

Also, don't forget that ITx Rutherford 2019 Earlybird Registrations close tomorrow, so save $100 by registering today. We would love to have you along. Plus, the app has been released on Apple AppStore and Google Play, and the programme continues to get better! Don't miss out.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 23 August 2019, 5:42 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

There's a lot of discussion happening currently about the Future of Work and this week I discussed the topic with New Zealand's Productivity Commission - a refreshingly independent body looking at this from an evidence-based perspective.

Also, more ITx Rutherford sponsors coming onboard, and earlybird registrations are closing soon - get in quick to save on registration. You really don't want to miss ITx Rutherford 2019.

And lastly, I spoke on RNZ this week about the huge transformation underway about how we watch TV: streaming content and the shifting role of content creation. Plus digital tech in schools.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 23 August 2019, 4:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech: It's the golden age of television, with more content and more choice and yes, more providers to sign up to. Oh well.

Plus, teachers are the answer, now what's the ques…

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Waikato Uni opens Esports arena

Sarah Putt. 22 August 2019, 12:44 pm

It's the fastest growing sport in the world, so it makes sense for the tertiary sector to take notice of Esports. The University of Waikato has gone a step further, claiming it is making New Zealand h…

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Are our teachers ready for the new digital curriculum?

Ellen MacGregor-Reid . 21 August 2019, 7:10 am

A guest post from the Ministry of Education's Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Achievement on whether teachers are ready for the new digital curriculum.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 16 August 2019, 4:44 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

ITx Rutherford 2019 registrations are coming in thick and fast - an awesome group of people are coming. This week we profile another top-lev…

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New Zealand team gains a bronze at the International Olympiad in Informatics

Margot Philips. 15 August 2019, 7:21 am

ZhiYuan Qi, a year 12 student at Auckland Grammar School, was presented with a bronze medal for his programming prowess in an elite international competition for high school students.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 09 August 2019, 9:00 am

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

So now the full ITx Rutherford 2019 programme is out, sponsors are in place (more welcome!), registrations are open and we're counting down!…

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Fake 5G news grows in vacuum of factual information

Paul Brislen. 29 July 2019, 7:18 am

Even as telcos and handset makers prepare for 5G opposition among community groups grows. Where are our official sources of truth on the matter and does their silence help the junk science players to …

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What's in a (domain) name?

Sarah Putt. 04 April 2019, 8:12 pm

Every so often the Domain Name Commission (DNC) pops up and provides an interesting factoid or two about who is registering what in the dot.nz (or more precisely the .nz) space. It is another kind of …

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