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SAS launches new analytics courses for A/NZ universities
Organisations are seeking well-trained analyst graduates to help businesses gain value from their ever-increasing data volumes.
Jamf rolls out watchOS device control app for parents
“Parents struggle to balance working remotely and ensuring their children stay on task while learning at home."
Cyclone named essential NZ supplier for online learning devices
The Ministry of Education has selected Cyclone as one of a handful of essential business suppliers for devices and technologies used in distance and online learning.
COVID: Google releases new info hub for distance learning
Teach From Home is a central hub of information, tips, training and tools. Plus, Google earmarks US$10 million for distance learning.
MNF Enterprise and AARNet announce cloud calling partnership
Together, the two companies will provide voice communications solutions to the country’s education and research sector.
Microsoft, Massey and The Collaborative Studio launch accelerator education programme
“Technology is driving transformation in agrifood and fibre at an incredible speed, so it’s vital we move quickly to ensure the education system meets the requirements of what businesses need to be innovative."
Culture, coding, and phở – Why budding developers are heading to Vietnam
CoderSchool’s immersive three-month bootcamps equip participants with skills for employability in a rapidly developing city with low living costs.
Victoria University to launch digital services micro course
“This course will give people the tools to understand and improve digital accessibility, whatever sector they’re in.”
Gearing schools up to educate the workforce of the future
90% of future jobs will involve digital literacy and 70% of young people are currently learning skills that will be redundant by 2030.
NetDragon raises $150m to expand China education sector
The proceeds from the investment will be used to support product development and growth strategies, as well as to fund potential acquisitions and investments in the education sector.
Skills Bright Sparks finalists announced
Young Kiwis from all over the country are demonstrating a passion for environmental issues and a passion for keeping the planet safe.
Turnitin looks to AI to detect student cheaters
Turnitin is incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML) to tackle the problem of contract cheating.
Mr Humfreez: The sheep that shows Kiwis their cold, damp homes
This isn’t a living, breathing animal but a model sheep with hygroscopic horns and a nose coated in thermochromic ink.
Sphero buys littleBits to create new ways of inspiring kids in STEM
Sphero will purchase littleBits in order to further the companies’ common mission: to inspire the creators and inventors of tomorrow.
Victoria University partners with Cisco to open Cybersecurity Training Centre
The Centre will prepare students to meet the demand for talent in the cybersecurity pipeline through skill development, with technology that is at the forefront of this digital future.
Five ways to use Google Earth to explore the world
Google Earth has a few new nifty features to take users on an exploration of culture, language, nature, weather, and remote locations.
Amazon Alexa can now teach English and te reo Māori
“Learning works best when it’s interactive, so users can listen to the words in te reo and English and test their knowledge and pronunciation through the glossary and quiz."
Virtual creative writing helps Kiwi kids 'feel brave'
More than 8000 children across New Zealand schools participated in live ‘virtual’ creative writing workshop as part of an effort to promote children’s wellbeing.
Kiwi EdTech software innovation goes international
SimPHARM, a state of the art simulation tool developed at the University of Otago and now commercially licensed by a United States-based company.
Western Australia school uses Veeam to guarantee availability and uptime
Downtime in an education provider's systems could cause disruption with significant, far-reaching consequences.
Underground cybercrime industry for cheating continues to grow
As a result to increasing exam pressure, grade hacking services and fake diplomas are becoming more easily available online, according to new Kaspersky research.
Microsoft showcase highlights NZ's critical challenges
Microsoft presented its first ever parliamentary Showcase to New Zealand government ministers and MPs last week, as it showcased just how innovative New Zealanders can be.
UiPath brings automation skills to A/NZ students
UiPath is partnering with New Zealand academic institutions to train students for an increasingly technological workplace, primarily focusing on automation and robotics training.
Aussie students want fully digitised university experience
"We're seeing great innovation around how universities are delivering curriculum, however universities need to ask studentswhether it's in the right direction."