Today’s students need to master seven survival skills to thrive in the new world of work. And these skills are the same ones that will enable students to become productive citizens who contribute to solving some of the most pressing issues we face in the 21st century. . . . more
Technology can be used as a positive tool to help students with their education or it can impede learning, research shows.Because of this New Zealand educators need to look at how they’re using technology, and inspect how it's impacting students. . . . more
The children are voting. The shift to YouTube is just the beginning. Our children deserve to find their stories, their culture wherever they are engaging with media.
We need local content made especially for the online environment in a place that is trusted by parents and most of all exciting and relevant for kids. . . . more
Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders in New Zealand, and across the world, to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business. . . . more
A hundred and three outstanding New Zealand students have been given the opportunity to study at top Asian universities after receiving Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says the scholarships, announced by Prime Minister John Key today at a function at Parliament, enable more New Zealanders to gain a deeper unde . . . more
E-Readers Are More Effective than Paper for Some with Dyslexia
E-readers are fast rivaling print as a dominant method for reading. Because they offer accessibility options that are impossible in print, they are potentially beneficial for those with impairments, such as dyslexia. Yet, little is known about how the use of these devices influences reading in those who struggle. Here . . . more
Smart education: Internet and cellphones
As a nation, we've grown accustomed to using the Internet – to purchase goods, laugh at cats, answer questions, or watch our favourite TV shows.
Increasing Internet use
In 2012 New Zealanders became increasingly mobile, with over 2.5 million Internet connections made through our mobile phones. This is up over 30 percent from 20 . . . more
What is the first step towards developing digital citizenship? To begin students need to have digital literacy. That is the ability to effectively participate using a range of digital technologies. Part of this means critiquing and evaluating information. This requires both technical and social skills that will help them be successful and safe. The significant changes in technology have c . . . more
Digital Citizens are those who use a range of information technologies to communicate to others. Wikipedia states that "digital citizenship begins the first time any child, teen or adult signs up for an email address, posts pictures online, buys merchandise online, and/or participates in any[kind of] electronic function." It can be understood as the  . . . more
Inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy
We are aware that the education sector is changing significantly as a result of new
technologies and access to the Internet. This is an area of rapid change. We considered it
necessary to examine the full implications of this rapid development for our education
sector, and so resolved to initiate this inquiry. In this report, . . . more
Are we supporting Creativity
In a world that is constantly grappling with how best to educate the workforce of tomorrow we are asked to question how we are supporting creativity in our children. Sir Ken Robinson who is recognised internationally as a creativity expert, challenges the way we are educating our children. In 1998 he led an advisory committee for the British Government that looked at . . . more
Cyber-bullying: education and narrow focus critical
27 Nov 2012
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is calling for education and a narrow focus on cyber-bullying as Government considers the Law Commission?s recent Ministerial Briefing, ?Harmful Digital Communications: The adequacy of the current sanctions and remedies?.
InternetNZ Chief Executive Vikram Kumar says the organisation wrote . . . more
Yong Zhao is a well known scholar, author and speaker focuses on the implications of globalisation and technology. He discusses he fact that the world needs creative and entrepreneurial talents who are competent globally to take advantage of opportunities around globalisation and technology. Traditional education produces compliant. homogenus test takers he says. He proposes a new paradigm of educ . . . more