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Blooming Sustainability

April 4, 2016

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Yesterday in a workshop we were given a Bloom list of action verbs to use in course development  (eg this,  or this interactive version). These phrase lists are important, they underpin whole education systems (such as the NZ Qualifications Framework). Nothing new, but on being reminded of these lists, it occurred to me that all the group words are […]

Sustainability and Business for Young Enterprise

February 18, 2015

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(I five minutes today to talk with a couple of hundred high school students about to embark on their year-long Young Enterprise programmes.  Here’s the text). I’m here to very briefly talk about sustainability and business.    This badge says Professor Samuel Mann, College of Enterprise and Development, Otago Polytechnic, Enterprise as in Young Enterprise, […]

Epic quest – proposed new landscape of qualifications for NZ computing

August 4, 2014

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This week sees the release of the final consultation version of the new landscape of qualifications for IT. This fourth round of consultation is open for feedback until the 20th August.    I’ve spent the past year on the TRoQ Steering Group for the review and have attended most of the subject based working group meetings representing […]

Pilot survey (pilot as in trial, not as in flying)

February 3, 2014

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We’re piloting the NZ IT Student Learning and Careers Expectations survey (background).   Supported by CITRENZ, the survey is intended to help ensure that IT graduates align with society and industry expectations.   This survey is being completed by IT/computing students throughout NZ during the first weeks of study.    Employers will be asked a similar set […]

Celebrating Excellence in Communication within IT in NZ

July 22, 2013

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I’m flying a kite – looking for feedback and a vague non-committal indication of support in principle – or at least an idea of who I might talk with to begin a conversation. I’m thinking that there is an opportunity to address the standard of communication seen in computing graduates. I want to produce a […]