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Leading The Charge In Online Learning As NZ Enters Week Two Of Lockdown

Friday, 3 April 2020, 2:35 pm | Aspire2 International

As New Zealand tertiary students grapple with the implications of the COVID-19 lockdown, international students are facing their own unique set of challenges. With student visa requirements to uphold and limited family support, our international students ... More >>

Open Polytechnic Helps James Cook High Online

Friday, 3 April 2020, 2:02 pm | Open Polytechnic

James Cook High School in Auckland is working with national distance learning provider Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to move its courses online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The two education providers have been working together for two years to ... More >>

Experts Flag Concerns About Poor Learning Outcomes From Online Schooling – Parental Role Critical

Friday, 3 April 2020, 8:46 am | Convergence

The nature of traditional schooling in New Zealand has drastically shifted, as schools and teachers scramble to navigate their new reality amid Covid-19. With the benefit of close to $10 million of investment and two years planning and testing, Crimson ... More >>

Lincoln University Announces The Reappointment Of Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce McKenzie

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11:07 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University today announced the reappointment of Professor Bruce McKenzie to the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor. Holding the role since January 2019, Professor McKenzie has been a well-respected, long-time member of the university community. ... More >>

Nutanix Partners With Udacity To Offer Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 7:10 am | Watterson Marketing Communications

Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced a partnership with Udacity, the global online learning platform, resulting in a new Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree program. This program will enhance learning opportunities More >>

Learners Are Priority For UCOL Limited

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:43 pm | UCOL

As national changes to vocational education come into effect on 1 April 2020, UCOL becomes UCOL Limited. UCOL Limited, a subsidiary of the new national entity New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (working title), is taking the change in its stride, ... More >>

Learning In The Lockdown

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:27 pm | CUCP

If there was ever a time to encourage children to engage in online learning, that time is now! Children’s University Canterbury Partnership (CUCP) is adapting to these constrained times by offering members a range of fun learning activities via ... More >>

International Culinary Studio Receives WORLDCHEFS Recognition For Its Online Training Programmes

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:49 am | International Culinary Studio

International Culinary Studio, New Zealand’s leading online culinary school, is proud to receive the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education certification by the prestigious World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WORLDCHEFS), for its online ... More >>

LearnCoach launches online NCEA classroom

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:20 am | LearnCoach

LearnCoach Classroom, the new all-inclusive platform, enables teachers and students to minimise disruptions to education and continue top-quality schooling from home More >>

My Study Series Gives Free Temporary Access To Platform Due To Forced School Closures

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 8:38 am | My Study Series

NZ is facing forced school closures and a country wide lockdown to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. NCEA focused online learning platform My Study Series is providing temporary free access to schools that don't currently have a ... More >>

Remote Learning At Marsden School

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 5:31 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

As the country moves into isolation Preschool to Year 13 students at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School have started their remote learning. The campus is closed, but learning continues and students, staff and parents have all embraced the challenge and opportunity. ... More >>

NZ Online Learning Platform Eurekly’s Usage Jumps As COVID Lockdown Begins

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:56 am | Eurekly

As the COVID-19 outbreak forces New Zealand schools, homes and businesses to close their doors, and people begin to self-isolate in their homes, Eurekly , a global online learning platform based in New Zealand, has witnessed a marked increase in ... More >>

Open Polytechnic Makes Online Platform Available To Other Providers In Response To COVID-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 7:44 pm | Open Polytechnic

National distance learning provider Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (OPNZ) is making its iQualify online platform available free-of-charge to tertiary providers having to stop face-to-face teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The offer is open to ... More >>

Successfully Implementing Remote Learning In NZ Schools In Wake Of Covid-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 7:39 pm | Education Hub

As schools across the country close their doors today, educators face the colossal task of transitioning to remote learning programmes. There are multiple considerations and issues at play – from the level of access students have to the internet and ... More >>

Principals Call For Calm In COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, 23 March 2020, 10:59 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

School principals are calling for composure and coherence as the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases rises. President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), Perry Rush, said "Principals are always the community leaders in challenging ... More >>

New National Deaf Education School Named

Monday, 23 March 2020, 10:30 am | Deaf Education NZ

Ko Taku Reo was today announced as the name for New Zealand’s new Deaf education school and network of services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Ko Taku Reo merges the Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland and the van Asch Deaf Education ... More >>

Time To Get Staff Involved In Deciding About COVID-19 Response

Friday, 20 March 2020, 4:07 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Wholesale changes to modes of delivery must not be made without consulting staff and students, says the Tertiary Education Union | Te Hautū Kahurangi. Today both Auckland and Massey Universities have announced that in-person teaching and assessment ... More >>

Universities Support Measures To Counter COVID-19

Friday, 20 March 2020, 1:14 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities are working constructively with Government and stand ready to offer support in any way they can during this time of crisis, says Derek McCormack, Universities New Zealand Chair and Vice-Chancellor of AUT. “Universities are already opening ... More >>

University Of Auckland Teaching Free Week 23-27 March 2020

Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:06 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has advised staff and students that next week (23 to 27 March) will be a Teaching Free Week, in which teaching across the University will be suspended. Students will not be required to come into campus (although are free ... More >>

How To ‘lead With’ In A Fast-changing World

Friday, 20 March 2020, 10:44 am | University of Canterbury

  How does today’s education system prepare young people for a world that is rapidly changing in ways we may not yet fully comprehend? From COVID-19’s community implications to climate change to technology-driven disruption to work, ... More >>

Recipients Receive Reprieve From Full Fees

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 3:28 pm | Northland District Health Board

An anonymous donation by a member of the public is supporting three Northland DHB employees by funding 65 percent of their educational studies this year. The JRBM Unregulated Health Workers Fund provides an opportunity to staff who have been with ... More >>

SAE Auckland Introduces New Global Education Partner Education & Bass

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 12:14 pm | SAE Creative Media Institute

SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE Auckland) are excited to announce a partnership with Education & Bass , who made their online learning platform free for all current SAE Auckland students to use in February. The Education & Bass ... More >>

Ara One Of Only Two New Zealand Institutions To Gain Chinese Joint Programme Approval

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 9:41 am | Ara Institute

During the latest Chinese Ministry of Education round of approvals, Ara Institute of Canterbury was endorsed to jointly deliver a Bachelor of Nursing degree programme in partnership with Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (LNUTCM). ... More >>

Lincoln University Graduation Ceremony Postponed

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 5:05 pm | Lincoln University

Due to the emerging situation regarding COVID-19, Lincoln University has decided, with much regret, to postpone its graduation ceremony on 24 April. All qualifications will be conferred and mailed to graduands, and the university hopes to hold a celebratory ... More >>

NZIST Subsidiary Board Directors Welcomed

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 4:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

'There will need to be a new spirit of collaboration, with polytechnic boards working together with staff, akonga/learners, employers and communities, if the government’s vision of vocational education is to become a reality,’ according to Michael Gilchrist, ... More >>

Marae Ora, Kāinga Ora (MOKO) Launch

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 11:24 am | UNITEC

Five South Auckland marae partner with Ngā Wai a Te Tūī, Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka, Unitec, to research and strengthen Marae Ora, Kāinga Ora Ngā Wai a Te Tūī , Unitec’s Kaupapa Māori & Indigenous Research Centre, is partnering ... More >>

MPI Science Scholarship Winners Will Advance Primary Industries

Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:11 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The winners of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) 2020 Postgraduate Science Scholarships were announced today. The six students are all undertaking PhD or Masters research that will benefit New Zealand’s primary industries, from understanding ... More >>

UCOL Graduations Cancelled As Prevention Measure

Monday, 16 March 2020, 10:57 am | Universal College Of Learning

Following government’s lead over the weekend, UCOL has regretfully decided to cancel all graduation ceremonies that were planned to start tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March 2020. “We did not make this decision lightly. Celebrating our graduates’ ... More >>

Over 1700 New Graduates Add Skills To Communities

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 10:49 am | Universal College Of Learning

1761 new UCOL graduates will receive their qualifications during March’s Graduation season, with many already adding their skills to the New Zealand workforce. Many of the graduands will receive their Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, and Postgraduate ... More >>

Jeremy Salmond Recognised as Distinguished Alumni

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 8:58 am | University of Auckland

Jeremy Salmond, a practising architect widely acknowledged for his contribution to building conservation in New Zealand, is one of four outstanding graduates to be recognised with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland. Salmond ... More >>

Jeremy Salmond Recognised as Distinguished Alumni

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 8:54 am | University of Auckland

Jeremy Salmond, a practising architect widely acknowledged for his contribution to building conservation in New Zealand, is one of four outstanding graduates to be recognised with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland. Salmond ... More >>

New Medal Honours Dr Amjad Hamid, Killed In Christchurch Mosque Attack

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:28 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A new medal will honour the memory of Dr Amjad Hamid, who was tragically killed in March 2019’s Christchurch mosque attack. The medal has been developed by The Royal New Zealand College of GPs because Dr Amjad Hamid, a heart doctor and a rural ... More >>

UCOL Manawatū Names Honours Award Recipients

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:26 am | UCOL

UCOL Mananwatū is set to present six Honours Awards at its March Graduation ceremonies, recognising the outstanding contributions recipients have made in their fields or to UCOL. Sport Manawatū CEO Trevor Shailer, UCOL Programme Leader Dr Heather Grady, ... More >>

Outstanding UCOL Alumni To Be Recognised At Graduation

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 9:21 am | UCOL

Four high-achieving UCOL Alumni will receive special awards at UCOL Manawatū’s Graduation in March. Businesswoman Linda Jenkinson, BABCO co-owner Alice Hocquard, and Nodero Managing Director Mark Easton will each receive Alumni Achievement Awards, ... More >>

Massive Youth Development Opportunity For Raumati South School

Monday, 9 March 2020, 2:57 pm | William Pike Challenge

William Pike, survivor of a Mt Ruapehu volcanic eruption, motivational speaker and director of the William Pike Challenge will be visiting Raumati South School in Kapati to launch the William Pike Challenge. 105 students at Raumati South will be completing ... More >>

HeyFuture! We Mean Business!

Monday, 9 March 2020, 1:46 pm | The Mind Lab

Award-winning education provider, The Mind Lab today announce the launch of a new hands-on programme targetted at 18 to 22-year-olds unsure of their next step after high-school. HeyFuture! is a three-week programme offering practical experience before ... More >>

The Ministry Of Education Must Adopt New Tool For Measuring School Performance Objectively & Fairly

Monday, 9 March 2020, 9:23 am | New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 6 March 2020 – A groundbreaking new tool could give parents and principals the first objective measurement of New Zealand school performance, says a new report released today by The New Zealand Initiative. Insights and Excellence: School success ... More >>

1,800+ schoolchildren (virtually) explore marine science

Friday, 6 March 2020, 4:11 pm | Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

This week (3–5 March), schoolchildren from across New Zealand travelled with LEARNZ and the Sustainable Seas Challenge to discover what's threatening mussels/kuku or kūtai, a taonga species, in Ōhiwa Harbour, and how science and mātauranga Māori ... More >>

An Attack On Workplace Rights And Academic Freedom Resisted At Massey

Friday, 6 March 2020, 3:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

At meetings across the campuses of Massey University this week staff expressed their anger at plans to make major changes in the College of Science and other less extreme ones in other Colleges without any real room for staff input. The members of Te Hautū ... More >>

Marsden School teacher to represent NZ in global research

Friday, 6 March 2020, 11:19 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Margaret Adeane, Academic Director at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , has been selected to represent NZ on the Global Action Research Collaborative pilot programme in partnership with the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (US), Girls’ Schools ... More >>

UC Connect Public Lecture: Ableism – Same Struggle, Different Differences

Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:26 am | University of Canterbury

  “A community that excludes even one member is no community at all.” In this upcoming free UC Connect public lecture, Ableism – Same Struggle, Different Differences , visiting American activists, authors and compelling storytellers Janice ... More >>

Ara Amplifies Indigenous Voices In The Creative Industries

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 11:53 am | Ara Institute

New Zealand may be known globally as a powerhouse for film talent, thanks to the ongoing efforts of luminaries such as Peter Jackson and Jemaine Clement, but as Aotearoa’s latest Hollywood success Taika Waititi recently pointed out during his acceptance ... More >>

Former Nurse And Early Childhood Teacher To Be Honoured

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 4:41 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Former nurse Dr Janice Wenn and early childhood teacher Braidie Heberley will receive special awards at the UCOL Wairarapa Graduation ceremony on 26 March. Dr Janice Wenn will receive UCOL’s highest honorary award, the Honorary Fellow Award, for her ... More >>

Awards For Long-time Nurse, Artist, And Former Airport Manager

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:28 pm | UCOL

UCOL Whanganui is set to present three special awards at its March 19 Graduation ceremony. Allan MacGibbon will receive UCOL’s Honorary Fellow Award for his contribution to education, tourism, and economic growth in the region. The Honorary Fellow Award ... More >>

Education Consultant Admits Receiving $150,000 In Kickbacks

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 4:37 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of the tertiary education provider Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has admitted receiving secret commissions midway through her trial. Katherine Tuhakaraina (60) pleaded guilty today in the Tauranga District Court to one representative charge ... More >>

New Funding Pathway Launched For Kaupapa Māori Educational Research

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 12:45 pm | NZCER

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) funds research projects that aim to improve outcomes for learners. Today, the TLRI launched Whatua tū aka, a new pathway to encourage more kaupapa Māori educational research. Whatua tū aka, ... More >>

Online Intercultural Competence Programme Recognised Internationally

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 10:26 am | Open Polytechnic

A foundation level intercultural competence learning programme for the public service commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and developed in conjunction with Open Polytechnic, has received international recognition. ‘ ... More >>

Pacific Poet And Chief Justice Among Distinguished Alumni

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 9:42 am | University of Auckland

Four inspirational graduates from the University of Auckland are to be celebrated at the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on March 20. This year’s awardees have excelled in the areas of global business, heritage architecture, the New Zealand ... More >>

Children’s Day Reminder Of Commitments Made

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 8:30 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Association (NZK) says Children’s Day is the perfect day to remind the Government of its commitment to the early childhood sector. NZK Chief Executive Jill Bond says Children’s Day recognises and celebrates children ... More >>

One Month To Turn Good Ideas Into Business Ventures

Monday, 2 March 2020, 1:17 pm | University of Auckland

A four week challenge to create a new business has kept student entrepreneurs at the University of Auckland busy over February, with social good taking centre-stage. Run by the Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship , the annual ... More >>

British High Commissioner Announces Prestigious Scholarship

Friday, 28 February 2020, 5:12 pm | Museums Aotearoa

Her Excellency Laura Clarke, British High Commissioner, has named Jane Groufsky as The Clark Collection Scholar for 2020. Her Excellency says she is delighted to make the announcement as the Scholarship supports the sharing of cultural links and ... More >>

New Arts Partnership Programme Beginning In Schools

Friday, 28 February 2020, 11:33 am | Ministry of Education

A new arts partnership programme is beginning in schools and kura this term with 34 creative projects underway throughout New Zealand. "The Creatives in Schools programme involves a wide range of artists and creative practitioners sharing their ... More >>

New leaders at Marsden Primary and Preschool

Friday, 28 February 2020, 9:55 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Marsden Primary School girls and Preschool tamariki are warmly welcomed each day by their new leaders Jennifer Ioannou, Director of Marden Primary and Helen McConnell, Head of Marsden Preschool. Both have replaced long term staff members who retired ... More >>

Kami Assisting Schools Shut Down due to the Coronavirus

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 3:45 pm | Kami

Kiwi Ed-Tech company Kami has been inundated with requests for help from Hong Kong schools closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak and in response is providing free licenses to help teachers and students continue learning online. More >>

Building On A Legacy Of Maaori Healthcare

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1:55 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology is launching a new qualification designed to attract more Maaori to health careers and teach the skills they need to help address existing inequalities. Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi, Bachelor of Nursing Maaori ... More >>

Teaching The University’s ‘youngest Students’ Wins National Award

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 10:13 am | University of Auckland

      She isn’t based in a classroom, yet the winner of a national teaching award is making a big impact on children’s learning. Aimee Macaskill, the manager of the University of Auckland’s early childhood centres, ... More >>

YES Canterbury Kickstart Event At Ara

Monday, 24 February 2020, 3:11 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury will host the first event of the year for The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, in the Canterbury region: Kickstart/Tīmata. This is a one-day workshop in which approximately 650 Canterbury students, from 23 different high schools, ... More >>

Research Shows Gaps In Children’s Career Aspirations

Monday, 24 February 2020, 1:45 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

A new report highlights work needed to broaden children’s career expectations, says Tertiary Education Commission Chief executive Tim Fowler. The ‘Drawing the Future’ report was launched at Parliament last week. It is based on contributions ... More >>

New Children’s Book In Pacific Languages

Monday, 24 February 2020, 12:24 pm | Manaaki Whenua

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens has published a new children’s picture book in seven languages about starting school. There is a shortage of books in Pacific languages particularly for the smaller Pacific communities in New Zealand, and this book will ... More >>

Time For Public To Have Say On Name For New National Institute

Monday, 24 February 2020, 12:17 pm | Ministry of Education

New Zealanders have until 8 March 2020 to have their say on the new name for the national institute of skills and technology that will be a cornerstone of the new vocational education system. "The new national institute of skills and technology ... More >>




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