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Monique’s Story: From high school drop-out to Xero Software Developer
“Don’t let anyone hold you back. I didn’t even know that software development was a career option until I met someone in the industry, so asking around helps.”
D2L integrates Microsoft Teams into education training platform
“Recent events have re-enforced the importance of social context in learning, so collaboration, discussion, and teamwork are just as relevant in primary and secondary school as in vocational and higher education settings.”
7 ways educational technology improves classroom experiences
The use of properly integrated educational technology can also lead to better student outcomes, more well-adjusted students, improved student retention, and more.
Businesses underutilising cloud security due to lack of education and training
Demand is high for cloud security access brokers (CASB), but more training and clear goals are needed to ensure companies get full effectiveness of products.
Huawei launches ICT Certification program in Asia Pacific
The tech company reveals its long-term plan to bridge the ICT talent gap in the Asia Pacific
Hands-on review: The Neo Smartpen RECO
Why, in 2020, would you need a voice recorder when smartphones and laptops do the same job? We find out.
Monash University and collaborators bring learning analytics to life
A new model for learning analytics has been developed by Monash University researchers to help creators and innovators better understand the demands and requirements of educational technology.
Closing the cloud skills gap: How certification can maximise cloud investments & keep staff happy
You probably wouldn’t buy an expensive computer program if you didn’t know how to use it. Yet so many organisations invest in costly cloud programs, without having the necessary skills and training on board to make the most of the program.
LMS365 deploys new UK & Germany data centres
LMS365 will leverage the new data centres, running Microsoft Azure, to provide a learning platform that supports the data and compliance requirements within these local regions.
SAS launches new analytics courses for A/NZ universities
Organisations are seeking well-trained analyst graduates to help businesses gain value from their ever-increasing data volumes.
Jamf rolls out watchOS device control app for parents
“Parents struggle to balance working remotely and ensuring their children stay on task while learning at home."
Cyclone named essential NZ supplier for online learning devices
The Ministry of Education has selected Cyclone as one of a handful of essential business suppliers for devices and technologies used in distance and online learning.
COVID: Google releases new info hub for distance learning
Teach From Home is a central hub of information, tips, training and tools. Plus, Google earmarks US$10 million for distance learning.
MNF Enterprise and AARNet announce cloud calling partnership
Together, the two companies will provide voice communications solutions to the country’s education and research sector.
Microsoft, Massey and The Collaborative Studio launch accelerator education programme
“Technology is driving transformation in agrifood and fibre at an incredible speed, so it’s vital we move quickly to ensure the education system meets the requirements of what businesses need to be innovative."
Culture, coding, and phở – Why budding developers are heading to Vietnam
CoderSchool’s immersive three-month bootcamps equip participants with skills for employability in a rapidly developing city with low living costs.
Victoria University to launch digital services micro course
“This course will give people the tools to understand and improve digital accessibility, whatever sector they’re in.”
Gearing schools up to educate the workforce of the future
90% of future jobs will involve digital literacy and 70% of young people are currently learning skills that will be redundant by 2030.
NetDragon raises $150m to expand China education sector
The proceeds from the investment will be used to support product development and growth strategies, as well as to fund potential acquisitions and investments in the education sector.
Skills Bright Sparks finalists announced
Young Kiwis from all over the country are demonstrating a passion for environmental issues and a passion for keeping the planet safe.
Turnitin looks to AI to detect student cheaters
Turnitin is incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML) to tackle the problem of contract cheating.
Mr Humfreez: The sheep that shows Kiwis their cold, damp homes
This isn’t a living, breathing animal but a model sheep with hygroscopic horns and a nose coated in thermochromic ink.
Sphero buys littleBits to create new ways of inspiring kids in STEM
Sphero will purchase littleBits in order to further the companies’ common mission: to inspire the creators and inventors of tomorrow.
Victoria University partners with Cisco to open Cybersecurity Training Centre
The Centre will prepare students to meet the demand for talent in the cybersecurity pipeline through skill development, with technology that is at the forefront of this digital future.