FutureworkNZ blog

BlogA blog by Commission staff to generate ideas and promote debate for our Technological change and the future of work inquiry.

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Handy

Generalist to specialist

5 December 2019 | Amelia Sharman

Both my parents are pretty handy – and they seem to have the right tools for most jobs in the garage...

Sushi train

Bite-sized learning

3 December 2019 | Amelia Sharman

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to micro-credentials, those bits of bite-sized learning c...

CV

How many jobs do your skills prepare you for?

31 October 2019 | Amelia Sharman

When I was applying for jobs in London, an amazing place – although my economist colleagues just cal...

Marae

Culturally diverse AI could enrich children’s learning

2 October 2019 | Amelia Sharman

I love the bold and colourful marae at Te Papa Tongarewa. The space is made up of a marae ātea (plac...

Secondary school students

Guest post: Secondary school students on work in 2030

30 September 2019 | Pat Cody

What do secondary school students think work will look like in 2030? Flying cars, genetically modifi...

Distance learning

How important is human capital to productivity?

18 September 2019 | Amelia Sharman

Have you ever done a MOOC? After completing four separate degrees and ten years at university, you w...

Making digital inclusion ‘go viral’

5 September 2019 | Amelia Sharman

Can you ‘infect’ someone with digital skills? It may sound like an odd question but let me explain…
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Digital inclusion

Digital inclusion: What do we know from people who don’t use...

4 September 2019 | Judy Kavanagh

Forty-five percent of people who don’t use the internet say they have no interest in the internet or...

Looking beyond access

Looking beyond access to solve the digital divide

2 September 2019 | Judy Kavanagh

Why is the Productivity Commission interested in the digital divide? Our terms of reference ask us h...

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