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Tolley score: Economic blinkers 17, anything else Nil.

April 30, 2009


I knew the government was focussed on the economy but I’ve just been blown away by the lack of vision, short-sightedness and one-track mindedness shown by Education Minister Anne Tolley.    She just gave a very bland speech on “Tertiary Education Policy in 2009” at the Tertiary Education Summit.  She says tertiary education is critical […]

Computing and sustainability in billboard mash-up

October 30, 2008


Today I have been inundated with evidence of the power of computing and its relevance to sustainability. It seems that everyone I know has found the Green’s “make your own Vote for Me billboard“. This is brilliant viral marketing that engages you with their brand message. It seems the very act of looking through your […]

Posts from NZAEE (3): Metiria Turei

February 17, 2008


It must be hard representing a small party in NZ politics. Greens MP Metiria Turei who spoke at the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education is the spokesperson for Biosecurity, Conservation, Disability Issues, Education, incl. Tertiary, Environmental Education, Fisheries, Health (Assoc. Alcohol and Drugs), Local Government, Maori Affairs, Senior Citizens, Tourism, Trade (Associate), Treaty Issues, […]

Community of heritage practice (if you’re a government employee)

October 27, 2007


Alan Bentley argues there is a need… to think more holistically about technology as not only a set of digital capacities inside heritage organizations, but also as a new and more participative process of how heritage organizations should work in a digital society. But it seems to me that they are struggling to look beyond […]