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Everyone’s pitching in at Ara’s Art and Design School

The Ara Art and Design School end-of-year exhibition has been brought together under one creative banner for the first time this year, creating 2020’s ‘Pitch’ Exhibition’ and Runway shows.

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.

Kiwi innovators compete against world’s best

A rainwater management system saw a team of young Kiwi innovators reach the semi-finals of a global tech innovation competition.

Reflecting reality – the move to digital assessment

Thousands of students will be sitting some of their NCEA exams this year using a laptop or PC, as digital assessment starts to roll out in earnest. On all but one exam day in November...

Commission launches inquiry into the future of Society and Technology

An issues paper has been released to the public, welcoming submissions as the Productivity Commission endeavours to provide the Government with answers on how to best manage a technology transition in New Zealand.

Renewed Ministry-Microsoft agreement supports anywhere-anytime learning

Renewed agreement between the Ministry of Education and Microsoft has an emphasis on supporting schools with cloud-based learning and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programmes.

When it comes to teaching and learning, display size matters

New research shows that when it comes to display equipment in today’s innovative learning environments, size matters.

‘World-first’ stress relief app

An ad agency has partnered with University of Auckland to deliver a new stress relief app that provides a light-hearted way for people to vent their frustrations.

EduBits to take Dr Lance O’Sullivan’s iMOKO app to next level

A new partnership between Otago Polytechnic and Dr Lance O’Sullivan could help take O’Sullivan’s innovative digital health app iMOKO to the next level.

$102,000 from MoE aids exciting new initiatives for education in Dannevirke

There are some exciting new initiatives under way for schools and pre-schools involved in Dannevirke's Community of Learning (Kāhui Ako), including a $102,000 contribution from the Ministry of Education Teacher-Led Innovation Fund.

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