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New research on Digital Technology in Schools released

The 2016/7 Digital Technologies in Schools Survey has been released and is available for download here. Printed copies of the report and confidential individual school report cards will sent to all participating schools. Eight-in-ten principals report that digital technologies are having a positive impact on student achievement, according to the survey, prepared by Research New Zealand for the 20/20 Trust. ... Read more

Year 5/6 students at Solway School with their new Chromebooks. Photo credit: Year 5/6 Kauri Class

Solway School wins Chromebooks in schools survey draw

Solway School in Masterton has won 10 Acer Chromebooks in a prize draw for schools that completed the 2016/17 Digital Technologies in Schools survey. The school was drawn at random from the 464 schools that completed the survey, managed by the 20/20 Trust. ... Read more

Digital New Zealanders in ‘Building a Digital Nation’ report

A new government report shows the full programme of activity for shaping and driving New Zealand’s digital transformation. The report lists initiatives and Action Plans in four areas: Digital Sector, Digital Businesses, Digital New Zealanders and Digital Government. The Action Plan for ‘Digital New Zealanders’,  includes initiatives especially relevant to digital literacy and digital inclusion of New Zealanders. ... Read more

Anna Phipps, 20/20 Business Services Manager

The 20/20 Trust grows to help address digital equity

Press release – 31 March 2016  The 20/20 Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Phipps as Business Services Manager. Stephen Carr (20/20 Trust’s Executive Director) says “We are very lucky to have Anna join the team. She will play a key role in the evolution of the Trust and will make a significant ... Read more

NZ Charities celebrated at Technology Awards

Last Thursday,  TechSoup New Zealand hosted the inaugural New Zealand Charities Technology Awards, celebrating the best in technology innovation and service excellence in the New Zealand charity sector. Special guest, the Honourable Minister Alfred Ngaro, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, delivered an inspiring opening address, congratulating the finalists on their outstanding technology achievements ... Read more

Maria Green Project Coordinator

20/20 Trust continues to focus on growth and development in Auckland

The 20/20 Trust is increasing its capacity to address the challenges of digital inclusion in Auckland. Sue West, 20/20 Auckland Manager has announced the appointment of Maria Green as Project Coordinator and says “Maria will bring a range of valuable skills and experience to the team.” Maria will help strengthen and contribute to the growth in Auckland as the team responds and adapts to the growing needs of the region. ... Read more

Digital Inclusion map to get rich data, become HEAT map

A new version of the Digital Inclusion map will overlay existing resources information on to colour-coded areas of deprivation, making the map a unique visual analytical tool for planners and practitioners. The original prototype ( maps New Zealand resources by location, type and programme. The new map adds socio-economic and digital skills/availability data layers, derived from the NZ Census, the Broadband Map, PIAAC, academic and other data sets. We are working with strategic partner InternetNZ on the enhancements, which will be rolled out over time. ... Read more

NetHui 2017 & Internet Research Forum 2017

Save the date! InternetNZ’s 2017 NetHui is on Thursday 9th to Friday 10th November at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, returning to a 2-day national event format. It will be preceded by the 2017 Internet Research Forum on Wednesday 8th November, also in the Aotea Centre. ... Read more

20/20 seeks Auckland Programme Support Coordinator

The Auckland Programme Support Coordinator, will be responsible for programme support for all 20/20 Trust programmes in Auckland. A component of this position is to coordinate a designated number of programmes in consultation with the Auckland Area Manager. ... Read more