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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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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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Kiwi kids get their say

Sarah Putt. 26 February 2019, 8:15 am

A mini-census of New Zealand children is due to take place over the next four months, as the CensusAtSchool or TataurangaKiTeKura Aotearoa survey kicks off from March 4. Organisers say it is the only …

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N4L reaches halfway mark in security rollout

Sarah Putt. 19 February 2019, 10:13 am

Network for Learning (N4L), the Crown company that provides internet services to 99% of New Zealand schools and Kura, is halfway through the rollout of new cybersecurity technology from Fortinet.

N…

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Big changes to tertiary education: What, why, and impact on the IT industry

Paul Matthews. 15 February 2019, 1:57 pm

A massive shakeup of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) space has been announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this week. 

But what are the underlying problems that led to th…

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Tweeting te reo Māori

Sarah Putt. 14 February 2019, 8:06 am

While most of us have been enjoying the long hot summer, researchers at Waikato University have been analysing millions of tweets to determine how te reo Māori is being used on the social media site.

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End of the line for Pond

Paul Brislen. 21 January 2019, 4:04 pm

It started with a hiss and a roar but it sounds very much as though Network 4 Learning's experiment in online collaboration - Pond - has dried up.

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Tahi Rua Toru Tech showcases student talent

123Tech Team. 06 December 2018, 11:00 am

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 yo…

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Take one step forward

Vivian Chandra. 22 November 2018, 5:00 am

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 …

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Comprehensive Learning Approach

Sunitha Prabhu. 05 September 2018, 6:49 am

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 st…

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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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