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Internet access is boosting Kiwi children’s learning – but many parents are missing out

By: Simon Collins  A new survey has found that Kiwi kids are learning online at school, often from their first year at primary school - but many parents are missing out on the action. The vast...

Student app: NCEA Pal

Education Review looks at an app that is helping students keep track of their NCEA credits.

Online Learning Communities: cool idea or not?

The proposal for new online learning communities has sparked suggestions that we’re about to unleash online charter schools onto New Zealand education.

Minecraft in the classroom

Minecraft, the wildly popular computer game that is likened to playing with virtual Lego, has captivated the imaginations of children of all ages - and now it’s taking the education world by storm, discovers JUDE BARBACK.

Nayland College makes cloud savings

Nelson's Nayland College recently moved into the Microsoft cloud software ecosystem, and principal Daniel Wilson says the savings have been dramatic.

New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.

Global EdTech event set to inspire educators everywhere

EdTech entrepreneurs, policy makers and educators from around the world will descend on Helsinki, Finland for the Hundred Innovation Summit on October 4-6.

Educating the Fidgetal Generation

JUDE BARBACK gets a glimpse at what the classroom of the future will look like at global education technology summit Bett Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

Will CoOLs give the virtual learning network a permanent home?

Will communities of online learning (CoOLs) provide the Virtual Learning Network with the resourcing it needs to be sustainable and continue to develop? Or will they unleash an open educational marketplace that has the potential to undermine public schooling? JUDE BARBACK looks at the most polarising element of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill.

Then and now: Te Kura online – a history of change

From 100 isolated primary kids in 1922 to over 23,000 enrolments today, Te Kura Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) - formerly The Correspondence School – has a long tradition of adapting to meet the changing needs of the New Zealand school system.
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