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EdTech critical for New Zealand’s digital future

The not-for-profit, EdTechNZ, is calling for any future Government to ensure they focus on supporting growing the education technology sector and empower learning through technology.

In their recently released manifesto, the New Zealand edtech ecosystem seeks to remind Government of the importance of increasing the access to, quality and impact of education through innovative technology, for the benefit of educators and learners.

“In order for a child to thrive in the 21st century, they need to be digitally competent. Education is and will always be vital to creating a prosperous society, but EdTech is changing how our children engage in learning,”

says EdTechNZ Executive Director Alison Mackie.

“Our government agencies have done a great job at keeping on the pulse of digital technology and its impact on education. However, there’s still room for improvement and growth.” 

“Our research shows that 74% of EdTech companies in NZ are exporting as exporting produces diverse revenue streams, increases scale, and creates global impact that may not be tangible in a small market such as New Zealand. 

“Our manifesto outlines three key areas to enable such an environment – education, growing exports, and lifting productivity.”

The manifesto calls for increased focus on supporting the use of education technology to benefit the economy and ensure our learners have access to world-leading EdTech services.

The Education Technology Association of New Zealand (EdTechNZ) is the voice of EdTech in New Zealand, supporting the growth of the sector. EdTechNZ is part of NZTech.

EdTechNZ EdTechNZ is the voice of EdTech in New Zealand, supporting the growth of the sector. Our purpose is to drive the creative use of technology, inside and outside the classroom, for better student outcomes. We aim to facilitate a world class education system for all New Zealanders and showcase local EdTech to the world.