In March 2012 we canvassed a wide group of stakeholders on the state of New Zealand’s education system. Why? To help us understand how we could light the fuse that sky rockets the way we learn and what we learn into the 21st century...
If you were asked to volunteer the entire 54 hours of your weekend – from 5.30pm on Friday, till late on Sunday night – to come up with solutions to challenges learners and education organisations face today would you say yes?
Well that’s exactly what over 100 people did in Wellington back in August, 2014...
e-Learning, online learning, and the industries springing up around them, continue to turn heads at the highest levels but are they leading to policy change or simply more talk?
In June 2014, Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, hosted an ‘Innovations in Tertiary Education Summit’ to launch a national conversation about innovative best practice. Topics ranged from the challenges and opportunities facing tertiary education, through to the disruption caused by the internet, Massive Open Online Courses, (MOOCS), and the flipped classroom model.
ITES was followed up by a series of smaller workshops around the country to zoom in on the Summit’s key findings, inform Ministers, and drive policy development at a national level.
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