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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.
Checking in on virtual reality
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 'emerging technologies', trundling up the 'slope of enlightenment' well on its way to the 'plateau of productivity'.
So what is the reality of VR, what kind of applications are being created? A couple of recent dispatches from New Zealand universities provide an insight.
Examining the benefits of participating in IT
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 is beneficial to Māori to participate IT. It was such an interesting and challenging question, that I asked him afterwards to provide his view on why he posed it.
Part 2 of a 2-part series.
Brislen on Tech
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…
Schools doubling down on data
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 …
Living on the curve
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…
$1m fund for digital skills
Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.
Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action
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…
Support for new school digital curriculum rolls out
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…
Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps
They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…
Major tech competition for school students launches today
The IT industry is partnering with the Ministry of Education to launch an exciting new digital technology championship today, open to all New Zealand school students, and designed to encourage greater…