August 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Is extending higher education access still the right course?

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 27, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Survey for our community is now open!

We are Diana Ayling and Edward Flagg, creators and primary drivers of the online Teaching and Learning Community at Unitec. We are currently evaluating how well this Community of Practice (CoP) is working for our members and for the community as a whole. For a complete explanation of our project please see one of Diana's recent posts here.

 

In brief, the purpose…

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Added by Edward Flagg on August 25, 2011 at 16:08 — No Comments

Congratulations tertiary teachers.

Focus on tertiary results paying off

Focus on tertiary results paying off

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says an improvement in course and qualification completion rates in the tertiary education sector show that the increased focus on performance is paying off.

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) today released 2010 educational…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 25, 2011 at 15:11 — No Comments

Self-Assessment the State of Play

A presentation given at Available from Self Assessment for Quality Conference 2010

http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz/fileadmin/Corporate/SAQ_conference/Papers/SWalbranDn%20SA%20ppt.pdf

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 20, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Storm Clouds on the Horizon for Higher Education— Both Here and in Europe

In the United States, in statehouse after statehouse, funding for higher education continues to be cut.  Debates in Washington continue—and include proposals to cut funding for Pell Grants and for subsidies of student loans while students are in college. (To his credit, President Obama seemed to draw a line in the sand on this…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 18, 2011 at 11:08 — No Comments

How Open Educational Resources are Changing Higher Education

Originally posted Huff Post Educationhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/shai-reshef/how-open-educational-reso_b_926878.html

 

With all the talk about the cost of higher education, there is an underlying current bringing about a radical change in education. This quiet, yet revolutionary force, is both directly and indirectly changing the bottom line in the price of…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 18, 2011 at 11:03 — No Comments

For all teachers involved in health education

I have updated our resources on student portfolios in response to Clive Standen, from the Department of Osteopathy's kind sharing of resources. 

 

All students need guidance on the use of social media. Students in the health disciplines need even more precise guidance in what is Ok and what is not in terms of their study, and contact with…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 16, 2011 at 10:23 — No Comments

An upcoming survey for our community

Teaching and Learning Community Research Project 

Kia ora tatou,

We are Edward Flagg and Diana Ayling, creators and primary drivers of the online Teaching and Learning Community at Unitec. We are currently evaluating how well this Community…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 12, 2011 at 14:53 — 1 Comment

Universities NZ welcomes changes to UE

10 August 2011

Universities NZ welcomes changes to UE

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara (Universities NZ) welcomes the changes to the university entrance requirement announced by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 11, 2011 at 9:33 — No Comments

International Education Conference

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 12:40 pm Press Release: Education New Zealand Export Education Looks to the Future

Education New Zealand: Media Release 09/08/11

 

Originally posted http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1108/S00055/export-education-looks-to-the-future.htm

 

In a year of changes for international education in New Zealand, industry…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 9, 2011 at 16:16 — No Comments

Are you involved in updating your IT plan for your department?



How the office is evolving

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 9, 2011 at 10:04 — No Comments

The e-learning crystal ball: three future growth areas



  • Global e-learning revenues to grow by 10% in next four years.
  • Difficult to know how e-learning will take shape in next five to ten years.
  • Learning management software will provide data on the impact of training.…
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Added by Diana Ayling on August 4, 2011 at 10:45 — No Comments

Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publications Grants 2011: Now seeking applications

Sustainable improvement of outcomes for learners is about about both the improvement of individual practice and systematic organisational support to enhance educational performance.  The Ako Aotearoa Good Practice Publiction Grant (GPPG) scheme has a broad inclusive scope, is open to any recognised tertiary…

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Added by Diana Ayling on August 2, 2011 at 15:56 — No Comments

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