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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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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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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am

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…

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