Posts by Steven Renata

The long view on indigenous language preservation

The ANZSOG First Peoples Conference in Melbourne on the theme of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, was an opportunity to call on public servants and indigenous leaders in Australia and New Zealand to take the long view on indigenous language preservation. Indigenous languages need not one, or even five year plans; but uber long … Continue Reading →

Official launch of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

The 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages was officially launched in Paris today (Monday, 28 January 2019 – 3:00pm ) The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages in order to raise global attention on the critical risks confronting indigenous language and its significance for sustainable development, reconciliation, good … Continue Reading →

Future Oriented Education -a four year study

While Hobsonville Point Secondary School (HPSS) was being built, ready for opening in 2014, a group of leaders designed its curriculum. Beginning with a blank canvas, they devised a learning design model suitable for 21st century students and aiming to produce critical thinkers and empowered, life-long learners. For its first four years, Dr Noeline Wright from … Continue Reading →

Children’s book reviewer praises our tech

“Both these story apps have the balance between Story and special effects just right.” The latest review from Australian children book reviewer “The Book Chook” reminds us of the long term value of our technology in encouraging kids to read, and to enjoy reading. “Lynley Dodd’s stories have been beguiling generations of children for many years, … Continue Reading →

Supreme Local Government Award for Kawe Kōrero

Katahi anō ka whakaihuwaka te taupānga o Kawe Kōrero i ngā tohu SOLGM. Waikato Regional Council’s cultural intelligence app Kawe Kōrero has taken out the Supreme Award at the annual New Zealand SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards. At last night’s ceremony in Auckland the app won the Capability Group Award for Innovation in Council – … Continue Reading →

Hi Tech Awards celebrate high diversity

The finalists for New Zealand’s prestigious Hi Tech Awards have been announced … And KIWA is a finalist in the Callaghan Innovation Māori Innovation Award.  “The tech sector’s cause célèbre, a lack of diversity, has added a cause behind the celebration of this year’s Awards.” Run by the NZ Hi-Tech Trust, the Awards, now in its … Continue Reading →

Science Fiction or Reality?

The rapidly changing technology landscape is accelerating digital transformation within the staff and classroom. Even though new technologies like artificial intelligence, bots and virtual learning assistants may feel still feel like science fiction for many, they will soon be as familiar as using iPads or connecting with students in a video meeting room. We need … Continue Reading →

Hairy Maclary and Friends™ back as mobile apps

Thirty-five years ago a small black dog stepped out of the imagination of author and illustrator Dame Lynley Dodd and onto the pages of a picture book. That book, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, is now famous the world over and the 21 titles in the Hairy Maclary and Friends™ series have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Now, Hairy Maclary and his … Continue Reading →

Reo-ification of New Zealand

Big business and government are backing te Reo Māori long-term. KIWA  produces an interactive mobile app that introduces te Ao Māori to employees keen to understand more about the  unique identity New Zealanders cherish. The apps are developed collaboratively and make the crucial link between language and culture, with customisable features that include te Reo … Continue Reading →

Is your Business Ready for 1 Trillion Cybersecurity?

In case you are reading this, then an individual understand that your own personal secret information is a goal of hacker threats as well as anyone who seriously views their privacy and records security, cybersecurity is a new three hundred dollars billion market opportunity using nearly endless likely. Since the major internet along with email … Continue Reading →