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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Schools digital-ready for online exams: N4L review

A review of more than 200 secondary schools shows the majority are digital-ready for this month’s NCEA online exams, according to the findings of a report by Network for Learning (N4L), which is partnering...

Rugby: technology and the tries

JUDE BARBACK looks at how technology affects the game of rugby and the hosting of a major international tournament.

Learning on beanbags: do ergonomics matter in education?

Kiwi kids are increasingly working on beanbags, but what is the impact on their bodies? And should schools be showing the same concern that employers are legally required to do, for their students? RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at some of the effects of learning in a modern learning environment.

Technology and the pre-schooler

How much digital technology should children be exposed to in their early childhood education years? By Sara Carbery.

Should we make way for the teacherbots?

Will teacherbots applied with artificial intelligence be doing our job one day? Will they do it better than us? JUDE BARBACK takes stock of some of the recent thinking around the future of education.

Teachers need ‘whole level of new skills’ for digital future

A new science-backed strategy is needed to prepare New Zealand's teachers for the digitised classrooms of tomorrow, top advisers say.

Online exam pilot a ‘disaster’: ‘we were run off our feet solving problems’

Moving school exams online hit problems after students were locked out of a pilot assessment labelled a "disaster" by one school.

Toi Ohomai students take up summer internships at Scion

Seven Toi Ohomai students are undertaking internships at Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, this summer in a new initiative created to develop highly-skilled scientists.

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

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.

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Tertiary education institutions are feeling the pressure to accelerate their digital...

The pandemic forced many tertiary education institutions in Australia and New Zealand to speed up their ongoing digital transformation efforts.
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