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Learning
Blackboard and Moodle partner up, take LMS platform to the world
"We will further strengthen Moodle as an extensible open source learning platform and a powerful solution for education providers worldwide."
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Gaming
Gamification gains traction in APAC region
Gamification is becoming a significant investment for education providers and businesses around the world, according to a new Technavio report.
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Learning
IDEAStarter: Giving budding young Auckland entrepreneurs a chance
“IDEAStarter is for people who want to dream up an idea, create new ways of doing things, and do something to transform their community."
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Training
Blackboard expands virtual classroom offerings with new partnership
Blackboard has partnered up with Skytap to provide cloud-based, on-demand virtual training labs via Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship LMS.
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Cloud
Student information software in hot demand
Student information systems are being more readily adopted by schools, thanks largely to advancements in cloud computing and the growth of mobiles.
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Gaming
Wellington game makers launch new, future-focused app
“I think this kind of game has huge potential to stimulate debate and discussion about the future of education. It’s a great tool."
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Education
New Zealand teachers are super satisfied with their jobs, study finds
The research shows 89% of New Zealand’s Year 7-10 teachers think the advantages of the job clearly outweigh the disadvantages.
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Education
New Turnitin tech tool 'delivers big results'
"Teachers agree that the immediacy of feedback, given in-line and attached to the specific highlighted sentence, motivates students to improve."
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Learning
Blackboard recognises Maori as one of NZ's official languages
“With the Māori version of Blackboard we are helping even more students be successful in their day-to-day education and reach their academic goals.”
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Collaboration
Samsung launches new solutions designed to re-ignite STEM subjects
“As schools bring more devices into the classroom, it’s important to evaluate the technology and the curriculum together."
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SaaS
Blackboard rolls out two new SaaS offerings
"This is a big day for our customers, as it represents the latest step we've taken to provide them with an LMS that is tailored to meet their needs."
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Management
Blackboard brings the power of predictive analytics to teachers
“Teachers will now be able to better follow their learners, support them in their educational lives and promptly react when they see potential risk."
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Learning
Blackboard and Sharp: Teaming up to enhance student workflows
"Sharp's integration with Blackboard Learn will create a seamless workflow between our two systems, allowing students to focus on learning."
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Learning
Wellington school embraces Innovative Learning Environments
In a bid to bring their school into the 21st century, Wellington Girls’ College introduced innovative learning environments (ILEs).
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Open source
Moodle begins new phase of development
Moodle has released version three of its open source learning platform, and says this represents a new phase of development for the company.
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Music
MOTAT launches new, interactive exhibition
Last weekend a new exhibition, 'Sounds Amazing' opened at the Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland.
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New Zealand
Changes to NZ's early education could require significant investment
“Our kindergartens and ECE centres are facing a funding crisis due to a government driving up participation at the expense of quality."
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Vend
There's a new initiative in town, with big plans for Kiwi students
A new initiative has launched in New Zealand, with the aim of getting Kiwi students excited about technology - aptly named OMGTech!.
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Management
Maple T.A. upgrade to benefit educators and students
Maple T.A. now supports the LTI standard to allow integration with common course management systems.
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HP
Get your tickets now for NZ's 21st Century Learning Design workshop
Find out how you can achieve improved learning outcomes for students at New Zealand's very own 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) workshop.
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Learning
Technology putting greater demands on Kiwi teachers
“In the past decade or so teachers have had to respond to major changes which include new technology, a new national curriculum, and NCEA."
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Education
Brain Changing & Mind Shifting - Educators invited
The ninth annual Education Leaders Forum will be held in Auckland on the 25 and 26 August, with the twin themes of Brain Changing and Mind Shifting.
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Education
Oxford Dictionary app takes out top award
The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English has taken out the 'prestigious' Innovation in Learner Resources British Council ELTons Award.
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Cybersecurity
NZ's second annual Cyber Security Challenge targets students
The University of Waikato is organising the second New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge, which will be a two day event taking place in September.