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Tertiary education
Tribal Group wins NZ higher education SaaS contract
"It is a significant win for Tribal being the first customer in New Zealand to adopt our Student Marketing and Recruitment, Event Management and Alumni Management Solutions as well as the Student Engage App."
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Tertiary education
AIIA launches new skills hub to boost Aussie ICT industry
The hub was created as a digital skills platform to connect ICT training needs of industry and employees with VET, tertiary and industry digital courses.
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Tertiary education
Aussie uni utilises AR and VR to discover the human body
Students studying anatomy at La Trobe University are utilising digital technologies as opposed to textbooks to learn about the human body.
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Tertiary education
Sunway University launches SOC Lab powered by RSA Security
The CSI Labs consist of a data centre with a dedicated research network and server infrastructure, as well as dual-display workstations and a training environment.
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Web Development
Northland to get new school specialising in tech skills
The Private Training Establishment will be the first of its kind in the area and seeks to address the skills shortage in the tech sector - both in the region and on a national scale.
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NZTech
Degree no longer mandatory with tech opportunities - NZTech
“As soon as you remove the preconception that everyone needs a degree you can tap into lots of new talent," says NZTech CEO Graeme Muller.
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Tertiary education
THETA 2017 gathers tertiary industry to discuss tech
THETA 2017 is looking to be one of the most relevant conferences for decision makers and infrastructure managers in the tertiary sector.
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Careers
STEM degrees set students up for serious salaries
"STEM graduates with a Bachelor's degree or above change jobs less than other graduate groups, but are more likely to end up in high paying industries
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Innovation
Potential barriers to innovation in tertiary education revealed
“A good tertiary education system is one that meets the needs of all learners – including those from diverse backgrounds and with diverse goals."
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Government
Govt to invest $35 million in NZ's 'Entrepreneurial Universities'
$35 million will be poured into 'Entrepreneurial Universities' that can attract researchers, innovation and ultimately grow New Zealand education.
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Victoria University
Students concerned that the tertiary sector isn't tackling tech trends
Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA) has called for more focus on providing service quality and innovation.
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Tertiary education
Building the digital universities of tomorrow - challenges and opportunities
Students’ needs and expectations will continue to change as new technologies arise and affect the education sector.
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Cybersecurity
A modern solution for a modern problem: IBM tackles cyber security
"By leveraging Watson’s ability to bring context to huge amounts of unstructured data, impossible for people to process, we will bring new insights."
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Website
NZTC rolls out global online education service
“We are looking forward to sharing our NZTC early childhood education opportunities with students living and working abroad."
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Tertiary education
Victoria based uni begins IT transformation with UXC Keystone
“UXC Keystone worked closely with Federation University Australia to ensure the ServiceNow solution met all of the institution’s needs."
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Tertiary education
How is NZ's tertiary sector stacking up?
"This is the first step looking at how our tertiary education system can innovate to meet the needs of learners and the community in the future."
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Smartphone
Brydge iPad keyboards available now for Kiwi students
Brydge has released new wireless keyboards in New Zealand for secondary and tertiary students who want to turn their iPad into an education tool.
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SaaS
Blackboard rolls out two new SaaS offerings
"This is a big day for our customers, as it represents the latest step we've taken to provide them with an LMS that is tailored to meet their needs."
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Tertiary education
Tertiary institutions need IT and innovation to stay relevant
"Institutions cannot remain static and expect to survive - they must assess the changing environment and take action in collaboration with IT."
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MOOC
Demand for online learning courses through the roof
Demand for technology in education, which can be accessed from any location, has sparked a revolution in the online learning segment.
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Tertiary education
Blackboard's latest update is all about better communication
"Meaningful dialogues between peers, as well as between student and teacher, are the building blocks to an effective overall communication channel."
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Steven Joyce
New Zealand tops OECD countries in education investment
“The results demonstrate New Zealand’s commitment to equipping our students with the skills they need for the 21st century."
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Cloud
Government looks to update NZ's tertiary education
The Government is investigating new models of tertiary education that fit better with the changing demands of today’s world.
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Cyclone Computers
Do dropping tertiary rolls mean slim times for suppliers?
Tertiary enrolments are set to topple going into 2016, but it is uncertain how this will impact the demand for IT resources in the tertiary sector.