Moving to Canvas

By: Lyn Collie

Canvas is rolling out across the University by Semester 1 of 2016, which means we need to get a wriggle on! The central Canvas team and the Business School are providing a variety of support and training over this semester, to ensure that every course running next semester is successfully set up in our upgraded learning management system.

A blank Canvas

By: Tessa Owens

There is pleasure and fear associated with a blank canvas. We’re free to do what we want, to start afresh and (one hopes) create a thing of beauty. Alternatively, we fear a blank canvas – what if our efforts fail and we just end up with a big mess and a lot of wasted paint and effort? The fear and pleasure associated with newness is no doubt what many of us will experience in the coming months as we move over to Canvas, the new Learning Management System (LMS) which the University of Auckland has adopted.

Teaching Forum 2015 Videos

Our first major event for 2015 was the Learning and Teaching Forum, which ran during the mid-semester break. Focused on exploring techniques associated with the Business School’s newly minted five-year learning and teaching strategy, this half-day event showcased approaches currently used by lecturers to improve student satisfaction, engagement, and outcomes.

Māori business gets a masters degree

By: Petteena McOnie

The value of the Māori economy was estimated at $36.9b in 2010. Current projections indicate it has the potential to grow New Zealand’s GDP by $12b extra per annum up to 2060, creating an additional 150,000 jobs. The economic development of New Zealand is tied strongly to the development of the Māori economy and vice versa, although the growth potential of the Māori economy is greater