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A number of NZCER staff contribute to our blogs and we link to and draw on external expertise. We hope it is a useful source of information, ideas and support about NZCER's research, tools and wider educational and assessment issues. We welcome your questions and comments.

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Do you want to get inspired and looking for some great reads to fit in before the new year? Our NZCER researchers have their top recommendations for your summer reading, listening and viewing. 

Read rest of post: 2016 Summer reads
Date posted: 8 December 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference.

Date posted: 14 November 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference

Date posted: 26 October 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference.

Have you, or your students, ever imagined working in game design or another creative digital industry?

Date posted: 24 October 2017

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference

By Rachel Bolstad

Date posted: 17 October 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference.

Date posted: 11 October 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is part of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference.

Date posted: 7 October 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This post is the beginning of a short series to share highlights from NZCER's 2017 Games for Learning conference.

Date posted: 4 October 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

This blog miniseries has profiled the motivations of various game-using teachers we have interviewed in the Games for Learning project.

Date posted: 22 August 2017

By Rachel Bolstad

One possible challenge for anyone trying to get their head around the role of games in education is the semantics.  Which words should we use to describe learning that involves games? What’s the difference between “educational games” “serious games”, “gaming”, “game design”, or “gamification”?

Date posted: 1 August 2017

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