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Victoria University first to offer micro-credentials

Sarah Putt. 14 November 2019, 4:47 pm

For the first time a New Zealand university is offering the opportunity for people to gain micro-credentials. Victoria University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) has announced it will now offer two short online certification courses on digital fluency and intercultural communications.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 01 November 2019, 5:01 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

It's Friday already! It certainly seems to come around fast on the short weeks.

This week we had the ITP National Board Meeting on Wednesday, with a review of progress against the Annual Plan for the year and a bunch of other matters.

Operationally, most of the focus of the last 2-3 months has been on ITx Rutherford, Tahi Rua Toru Tech (and the 10 regional finals), the APEC/SEARCC Regional Skills Project (see below), the review of ICT Qualifications, and a heap of "business as usual" activities.

It's also great to see a steady increase of ITP professional members this year, increasing 9% so far in 2019. That's 9% net - so over and above attrition - and the number of Chartered IT Professionals and Certified Technologists has also increased at a similar level, which is awesome.

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Tech tool kit for future lawyers

Sarah Putt. 29 October 2019, 5:26 pm

If a driverless car runs someone over who is liable - and would it be considered an accident so that ACC would apply? If more prisoners are appearing in court via video link, are different skills required for cross-examination than if the accused was present face-to-face?

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 October 2019, 5:24 pm

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

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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The value of an arts degree in teaching computer science

Sarah Putt. 15 October 2019, 8:17 am

An Arts degree can be a useful qualification if you are pursuing a career in the field of software development. That's according to Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Associate Professor in the Department of Compu…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 11 October 2019, 4:01 pm

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

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 04 October 2019, 3:29 pm

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

So ITx Rutherford 2019 is almost here! Next week in fact. But it's not too late to go, and I've outlined 5 things to think about it you're st…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 September 2019, 5:33 pm

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

We're excited that Seeby Woodhouse has joined the stellar lineup of keynotes for ITx Rutherford. Seeby initially rose to fame as he built Orc…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 September 2019, 4:38 pm

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 Ne…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 30 August 2019, 4:35 pm

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…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 23 August 2019, 5:42 pm

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…

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