Digital badges awarded to online learners


Several vocational education providers across New Zealand are now awarding graduates with digital badges, electronic credentials that can be shared and verified online.  Ara, Toi-Ohomai, NMIT, NorthTec, UCOL, WelTec & Whitireia, Otago Polytechnic, and EIT all offer courses through their online learning service, eCampus NZ. Now all learners using the service will receive a digital […]

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EIT graduate launches successful business


Just eighteen months after Napier-based graduate Alarna McKie established her cleaning and pest control business, ValetClean + Pest is expanding. Alarna’s journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur began in October 2021, when she simultaneously launched her business and started studying towards The New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business – Level 4). “I was a […]

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How to Read and Remember


Being able to understand, remember and recall what you’ve read is key to successful online learning, so it’s important to learn the basics of academic reading. Academic reading takes a bit more work than sitting down with your favourite book or magazine, but learning the SQ3R technique will help you get the most out of your learning […]

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APA referencing: the ‘what’, ‘why’, and ‘how’.


If your first thought is “huh?” when you’re asked to cite or reference your sources in an assessment, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Learning how to reference is a learning curve for almost everyone beginning further study. Luckily, there are plenty of great resources to help you. Today we’ll answer the most common questions […]

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About to start studying? Let’s set some goals!


One way to strengthen your wairua, or spiritual wellbeing, is to reflect on your purpose and what you hope to achieve in the future.  The beginning of a learning journey is a great opportunity to set new goals, and you’ll find that the process actually helps you to meet them. Wondering how to start? We’ve […]

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