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Brislen on Tech
In which we close out the Copper Age, discover people do actually use this thing called the internet and that if teachers can grasp the nettle, so can you.
A different approach to digital technology in schools
It's 2017 in New Zealand, and our schools aren't producing enough confident, informed digital participants. Sure, they can play games like a boss, but that's just digital consumption. Ask them to do something useful with a computer, and precious few have even a vaguely accurate understanding of what they and their computer are doing.
Teachers embrace digital learning technologies
A survey of primary and intermediate school teachers and principals finds that most believe digital technologies are enhancing classrooms and student learning.
How to be a Highly Valued Employee
If you would like to be a more highly valued employee and reap the rewards of that (get promoted, earn more money, help your organisation be more successful) please read on.
Many years ago, back in…
People Disrupt Processes: Adopt a "No Dickheads" Policy
Talent is not everything. Our sports teams have found this out the hard way. Some of our national teams, now have a "No Dickheads" policy.
What do we mean by a "Dickhead" and how do you spot one?
Do you have Knowledge, or Wisdom?
The other day I saw a slogan on the side of a truck, which said: "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." My immediate reaction was amusement,…
Volunteering abroad - what's it like for tech professionals?
Jared Linnell is a Victoria University graduate who just returned from ten months volunteering with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. He told Kalena Jordan about his …
This week's ITP update
It was a big planning week for ITP, with various board planning sessions for 2017, a new President and Deputy President, first face-to-face meeting of the full new ITP Board, various ministerial meeti…
This week's ITP update
In this week's update from ITP, the leaders of 12 of the largest tech bodies come together to work on election policy advice, heaps of those with CITPNZ go through the Breadth of Knowledge test, and d…
Why Tech Companies Fail: Sales and Marketing
If you are a regular reader of TechBlog you will have recently read about the five top reasons why tech companies fail. In that blog we explored the Us and Them Syndrome and identified the warning sig…
Why Tech Companies Fail
There are many reasons given when a tech company fails. Some of the quoted reasons are real, others are simply poor excuses.
When you delve deeper, past the media spin and the stakeholder frustrat…