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Virtual Reality tool helps upskill jobseekers

Virtual reality technology is being used to boost training and employment opportunities in New Zealand.

Students’ international STEM project brings global citizenship to life

In 2018, four students from the Accelerator STEM Programme at Ormiston Junior College travelled to Honolulu, Hawai’i as part of a project investigating ancient Hawaiian fish ponds called Loko’Ea, which are simple yet highly...

New app easing first day of school fears

We all remember our first day of school – the excitement and fear of stepping into an educational journey that can set us up for life. Research suggests that good transitions in and out of...

Real-time reporting a game changer for schools

Digital tools are changing the way teachers report to parents on their children’s progress with an increasing number of schools investing in new technology.   Schools are using apps such as Seesaw to enhance student learning...

New Zealand schools better equipped for cyber threats

Wellington’s Seatoun school was among the last of 2,450+ schools to be upgraded to the “Managed Network”, which provides 825,000-plus students, teachers and school staff across New Zealand with smart and safe internet for teaching...

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...

Digital Divides, Dividends and Dangers: The Key Role of Education

The impact of digital technology on education –and that of educators on the use of social media and other digital platforms-are key themes of the upcoming Education Leaders Forum.

Teachers recognised for future-focused educational excellence

Two teachers recognised for bringing technology and future-focused skills to the classroom, Cloe Woodfield of Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ, (BLENNZ) and Samuel Harris of Manurewa High School are awarded NEXT Expert Teachers.

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.

Closing the digital skills gap – school-industry partnership programme launches in NZ

A bold new partnership between schools, tertiary education and industry has been launched in New Zealand by IBM to address the digital skills shortage and provide technology-related career pathways for students.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...