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March  2015
Events on March 17, 2015
  • Professor John Williams Inaugural Professorial
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato
    Description: Practice versus theory: The value of Technology Education
    Technology Education is a core element of the New Zealand Curriculum and encompasses a lot more than just woodwork or digital technology. Because of its practical nature, it can be difficult to assess and is sometimes misunderstood or sidelined by subjects which are perceived as more ‘academic’. Professor Williams will describe his research, which aims to assess practice, and in so doing, help overcome the false dichotomy between theory and practice. He will argue that technology needs to be recognised as a broad and highly-valued subject.
    TIME: 6-7pm, Opus Bar open from 5pm
Events on March 25, 2015
  • Developing Middle Leadership in Secondary School learning series commences
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Secondary School learning series commences
Events on March 26, 2015
  • Increasing Principal Effectiveness learning series commences
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: TC1.05

edLinked – The Staff and Student Portal

http://edlinked.waikato.ac.nz/ is the Faculty of Educations’ staff and student portal. It was created by the Faculty of Education Innovation and Technology Team, however it is open to any University of Waikato student.

Once logged in edLinked provides students access to a personalised list of their papers, paper resources like paper outlines, readings, podcasts of lectures, and access to University wide services like password changing, and viewing of grades. The University of Waikato promotes use of google applications like google docs and calendar to help with group collaboration and assignment work. The latest version (July 2013) includes paper announcements, electronic assignment submission and was rebuilt from the ground up to improve performance.

Google calendar can be used to keep track of assignment dates, lecture and tutorial times. Google docs can produce office like word documents, spreadsheets, even presentations.

How to access edLinked:

You will need to use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari to view edLinked correctly. There are a lot of advanced features that Internet Explorer does not display correctly. You will get a message appearing at the top of the window with instructions to download another web browser, if you do login with Internet Explorer.

You login with your normal Waikato Username and Password. If you haven’t setup your Waikato account, you will need to visit the new user page first.

You can access edLinked by clicking on the logo on the left hand navigation – or in the top menu bar (top right)

Some useful tools in edLinked myhome:

  • direct access to Google Docs, Calendar and Gmail.
  • view your student grades.
  • submit your assignments online.
  • view practicum information, including School and Teacher contact details.
  • personalised listing of all enrolled papers.
  • direct access into Moodle.
  • access to change personal information in i.Waikato.
  • access to 1 card balance.
  • see announcements from your lecturers.