Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Education NZ supports Wellington-based eLearning software

MEDIA RELEASE

15 October 2013

Education New Zealand supports Storypark – Wellington-based eLearning software

Local Wellington social enterprise Storypark is excited to be one of the few selected recipients of Education New Zealand’s International Growth Fund.

Storypark’s online platform, www.storypark.com, is currently used by over 3,000 teachers, parents and families globally. Parents and families come together around a preschooler's learning by recording and sharing photos, videos and comments via a private cloud-based network.

“I think it’s been a mixture of the right philosophy and values, and that it’s super easy to use, so learning stories come to life in ways that were never possible before” says co-founder Peter Dixon when asked to explain the recent growth in New Zealand and international subscribers. “Storypark delivers the kind of safe, private and trusted online network people don’t get with Facebook."

Storypark is also working with some influential friends. CORE Education’s Director of Development, Nick Billowes comments, “We’re proud to be working with Storypark and are exploring international opportunities with them at the moment."

“Storypark is on the edge of global trends in eLearning that impact on early childhood centres and schools. ePortfolios are an important tool that assist in learning and development outcomes for children."

Education New Zealand’s General Manager of Education Business Development Clive Jones, says they are delighted to assist international education providers and businesses to achieve their export growth objectives overseas through the International Education Growth Fund.

“The fund invests in projects and providers that will benefit the New Zealand economy and Storypark is an organisation with a very clear focus on further developing its export markets."

“We wish Storypark the very best in their venture and look forward to hearing of its success."

Storypark will use the funding to focus on deepening their presence in the Northern Hemisphere.

ends

www.Storypark.com

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>

Culture: RNZB Showcases NZ Artists With Two World Premieres

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s mixed bill Salute - Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news