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Tahi Rua Toru Tech showcases student talent

123Tech Team. 06 December 2018, 11:00 am
Tahi Rua Toru Tech showcases student talent

The national finals of Tahi Rua Toru Tech, NZ's Digital Challenge, showed that when you ask school students to come up with new ideas to solve community problems using digital tech, they will amaze you.

Yesterday in Wellington school teams from Invercargill through to Bream Bay gathered at Te Papa to compete for the title of National Champions.

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Take one step forward

Vivian Chandra. 22 November 2018, 5:00 am
Take one step forward

Do you work for a corporate that gives you the day off to volunteer? Have you used it yet? This year? Ever?

We've chatted with many companies and more and more organisations are giving their staff corporate volunteer days, but they often remain unused. Some of the organisation we've talked to say there is only about a 25% uptake of the volunteering days and we think that's a missed opportunity.

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Comprehensive Learning Approach

Sunitha Prabhu. 05 September 2018, 6:49 am
Comprehensive Learning Approach

The success of any tertiary teaching and learning approach lies in enabling the learners with practical and work-ready skills that apply to a real life scenario.

A guest post from Wintec senior staff member Sunitha Prabhu on the changing nature of education and the need to provide authentic learning.

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Checking in on virtual reality

Sarah Putt. 14 August 2018, 10:10 am

Virtual reality has always seemed like one of those technologies that ought to be more prevalent than it actually is. The last Gartner Hype Cycle that I sighted had it well ahead of the pack of other …

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Examining the benefits of participating in IT

Sarah Putt. 09 August 2018, 6:17 am

Ngāi Tahu Research Scholar at the University of Canterbury, Mark Van der klei, whose PhD thesis is examining the IT occupation's attractiveness to Māori, asked the question at ITx about whether it i…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 August 2018, 4:00 pm

Pop quiz: You open up your laptop and discover all your files are encrypted and a mysterious message says you're not getting your data back unless you give someone $5000 via an anonymised service. You…

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Schools doubling down on data

Sarah Putt. 02 August 2018, 7:09 pm

The nation's schools are proving voracious data users, consuming more than 12 petabytes in the first two school terms of this year. That's according to crown company Network for Learning (N4L), which …

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Living on the curve

Sarah Putt. 12 July 2018, 11:44 am

It was Gordon Moore who pointed out that technological change isn't linear, it's exponential. As computer power doubles, the price for it halves and this is having a profound effect on the way we live…

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$1m fund for digital skills

Sarah Putt. 05 July 2018, 8:54 am

Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.

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Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action

Sarah Putt. 03 July 2018, 4:31 pm

Tahi Rua Toru Tech, the national digital championship designed to inspire and excite students from year 0-13 about the new Digital Technologies/Hungarau Matahiko curriculum, is reaching the end of its…

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Support for new school digital curriculum rolls out

ITP Team. 29 June 2018, 4:00 pm

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness was launched last week by the Minister of Education, Hon. Hipkins at Northland School in Wellington.

This nationwide $12 million programme aims to suppor…

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