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The digital revolution has begun and successful institutions will be those that use the opportunity to collaborate, grow and widen their influence, says Anka Mulder. …Continue
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We hope you enjoyed your term break, and made the most of the good weather.
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The New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education is holding their annual conference in Auckland 2012. …Continue
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The Ministry of Science and Innovation have announced that “70 internships are available for businesses to employ postgraduate students with science, technology, engineering, design or marketing degrees.
Based upon a maximum annual salary of $60,000, MSI will provide companies with $30,000 (plus GST) to cover the salary of the postgraduate for the first six…
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'All undergraduates should be offered 10 to 12 week internships to improve their employability, according to a government-commissioned review of links between universities and business.
The ‘Review of Business-University Collaboration’ by Sir Tim Wilson, former vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, has also called for funding incentives to expand the number of sandwich courses in industry.'
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From time to time, you will need to give and receive constructive feedback. This can…
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Where Teaching and Learning Matter
I have the offer a some free Pebblepad accounts for three months. Pebblepad is a personal learning space…
The latest version of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is out now. You can view and/or download .pdf files of the papers by clicking this link.
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This was the first keynote to open the second day of the DEANZ conference 2012, in Wellington, NZ. Caroline Seelig is Chief Executive of the Open Polytechnic of NZ.
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Karen Melhuish kicked off the session by introducing some discussion and thinking about eLearning and what the various terminology might mean.
"eLearning is learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the…Continue
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This framework was shared by Heather McClure. The description of the diagram reads: "The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes(a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the…Continue
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New Zealand’s demographic profile is changing rapidly with the diversity of domestic students in tertiary education increasing over the past decade. Māori and Pasifika student numbers have increased and the numbers of students of other ethnicities, particularly Asian, have also…Continue
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As a result of the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September 2010, and associated aftershocks on 22 February 2011 and 13 June 2011, final examinations in the two first-year Economics papers at Canterbury University were cancelled at short notice in Semester 1, 2011. The final…Continue
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Technology offers new possibilities to support teaching and learning that may be otherwise be impossible or limited (Bates & Poole, 2003). One of the most recent technologies that have ignited considerable interest is mobile technology. Mobile technology has increasingly…Continue
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Over at GigaOm they are often focused on the changes to the workplace brought about by technology. They cite examples of new and innovative companies constructing very different physical and cultural arrangements to meet the objectives of the business.
In this post, they suggest that the…Continue
Professor Paul Bacsich was our first keynote speaker at this year's Distance Education Association New Zealand (DAENZ) conference in Wellington. Professor Bacsich, from the University of Canterbury, provided a grand overview of the state of eLearning on a global perspective, providing a brief critique…Continue
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