Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Big response to tertiary innovation and e-learning

13 October 2003 Media Statement

Big response to tertiary innovation and e-learning funds

Two hundred and seventy applications have been received for a share of the $34 million the government is investing in the transformation of tertiary education organisations and the development of e-learning capability.

The contestable $20 million Innovation and Development Fund (IDF) and $14 million e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF) have been established to improve the connectedness of tertiary education organisations with the needs of business and the community, and to foster the use of technology-based learning tools. Both capital and operational funding is available for projects to be undertaken during the period 1 January 2004 to 30 June 2005.

Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey said the funding shows the government’s commitment to achieving the goals set out in the Tertiary Education Strategy.

“The number of applications received for this new funding, and the calibre of the individual applications, demonstrates that tertiary education organisations have been carefully thinking about their future role in the new system and how they could make use of new learning technologies. The government has provided this new funding to support them to do so.

“One hundred and thirty nine applications have been received for the funding from the IDF. It supports new and innovative ideas to improve the operation of the tertiary education system, and initiatives to help tertiary education organisations deliver on the Tertiary Education Strategy and national goals.

“One hundred and thirty one applications were received for funding from the e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF). It supports e-learning projects that improve access to education and/or raises the quality of education offered to learners.

“The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is responsible for assessing the applications and allocating the funding. Applicants will be notified by 22 December 2003 as to the result of their application,” Steve Maharey said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news