Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014: Summary of proceedings

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This document provides a record of proceedings, and sets out the key themes of conversations, presentations and workshops at the Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014. The content represents the views of the Summit attendees, and is not a reflection of the Government's position.

Author(s): Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2014

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The Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014 (ITES 2014) was held on 5 and 6 June at the Auckland Museum and was hosted by Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.  There were around 220 attendees and the Summit featured a line-up of internationally recognised speakers with experience in new innovations in tertiary education.

Purpose of the Summit

The purpose of ITES 2014 was to start a national conversation about innovative new ways of delivering tertiary education; the opportunities and challenges these present, and the future of tertiary education. It is clear that such a conversation was timely, and that there is a need to facilitate ongoing dialogue about how New Zealand can capitalise on the opportunities of new delivery models.

Format of the Summit

The Summit included a mix of keynote speaker sessions and interactive workshop sessions. Speakers at the Summit included Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, Christian Long of Wonder, By Design, Professor Jim Barber, former Vice Chancellor of the University of New England, and Academy Award winner Dr Mark Sagar of Auckland University.  The workshop sessions were designed to look more closely at the impact of technology on the future of the tertiary education system.  Each workshop involved splitting attendees into groups to consider a particular focus question. 

Summary of Proceedings

This document provides a record of proceedings and identifies key themes to emerge from the sessions. These themes have been identified to help inform and shape the understanding and actions of all tertiary stakeholders: tertiary education organisations (TEOs), students, interest groups and government. 

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