May 2012 Blog Posts (14)

May 2012 Update

Kia ora tatou!

 

Hope this late Autumn weather is keeping you bundled up with loved ones as the weather turns.

 

Upcoming Unitec Events

 Upcoming T&L events include two portfolio for staff and student workshops, a Zoho Project Management software worhsop, and a Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) National Conference. For more information, please click through to…

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Added by Edward Flagg on May 31, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

An internship is your greatest tool to finding a full-time job

An internship is your greatest tool to finding a full-time job

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 30, 2012 at 22:06 — No Comments

University leaders worldwide sign sustainability declaration

Academic leaders and institutions around the world have been called on by United Nations agencies to commit to developing sustainable practices in higher education and to help build more sustainable societies, by signing a declaration ahead of the global Rio+20 conference.



The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20 – the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, being held in Rio de Janeiro from 20-22 June – says the sector has a “special…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 28, 2012 at 16:40 — No Comments

2012 Budget details for Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Budget 2012 rebalances the Government’s investment in tertiary education between expenditure on student support and investment in tuition and research. Reinvestment across the wider tertiary education system over the next four years will total $263.1 million. This will be funded by making changes to student support which save between $65 and $74 million per year.

Budget 2012 is underpinned by a commitment to ensuring that investment…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 25, 2012 at 10:41 — No Comments

ePortfolios and Employability

In my recent work with curriculum development teams, teachers and students, some very good questions have emerged about how eportfolios can be used to enhance students employability.

I would like to suggest some approaches to eportfolios from those three perspectives, and add some other ideas to the mix including student…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 24, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Take a peek inside a 3D classroom: Action research from The Baldwin School

Take a peek inside a 3D classroom: Action research from The Baldwin School

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 23, 2012 at 8:48 — No Comments

A star story - from CoP lurker to full participant, Stephanie Bader tells her story

Opening the Curtain on Lurking

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 21, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Latest ACEN -Australia Newsletter

Supporting Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia

• May 2012 Newsletter •


ACEN 2012 conference ‘Collaborative Education: Investing in the future'

2012 ACEN National Conference - The Nation's Premier WIL Conference…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 18, 2012 at 11:06 — No Comments

Do you want your students connected to industry, business and government?

This is a novel idea for taking advantage of the skills and talents of those working in industry, business and government by connecting them with students in higher education through online networks. The hosts coach the students to achieve the learning outcomes of the course. It is an extended version of the relationships developed in work integrated learning, and offers opportunities for staff, students and stakeholders. …

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 17, 2012 at 10:20 — No Comments

Why you must consider Mobile learning in your strategy.

The other week someone asked me what an agency such as Rabbit (where I work) should be focusing on going forward.

My reply, was previously organisations have been talking about a digital first approach.   In other words,…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 14, 2012 at 10:47 — No Comments

Here are the top 10 small business apps. Do your students know how to use them?

For any business, it's vital to find tools that can help them grow. For small businesses with limited budgets and manpower, it's particularly important to act as a jack-of-all-trades.

Not only do they have to manage company finances and client relations, they also have to streamline internal…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 7, 2012 at 9:47 — No Comments

The value of Strengths based Learning

Evaluating a strengths-based learner engagement programme (March 2012)

Michael Hay and Colin Campbell – Upskill NZ

Of interest to those working with second-chance or foundation learners or involved in strengths-based education, this project evaluated a strengths-based course which resulted in earlier engagement for learners > …

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 7, 2012 at 9:36 — No Comments

Have you heard of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC)?

In these courses anyone can enrol and take the course and as Bonnie Stewart explains.....



There is no bonus for learners who participate in my week of #change11. They won't get a badge at the end, and there is no certification announcing they completed anything. There's nothing specific for them to complete, unless I design an exit goal as part of the week's activities. But that would be MY exit goal: not theirs. They don't get to put the word MIT on their CV. And…

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Added by Diana Ayling on May 2, 2012 at 16:22 — 1 Comment

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