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Kanorau Digital is a comprehensive digital literacy skills and capability training programme for Māori and Pasifika whānau.

The programme aims to provide the core foundation digital skills and knowledge that will enable whānau to participate in a digitally enabled world and close the digital divide.

Kanorau Digital is facilitated by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Arataki Systems have been engaged as one of several education delivery providers.

To be eligible to successfully register to the Kanorau Digital programme, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

1. You must complete, sign and submit the Registration Form that we send to you;
2. You must be 18 years of age or over;
3. You must be a New Zealand Citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand;
4. You must have basic numeracy and literacy skills to enable you to complete the course; and
5. You must complete and provide to us, any information we require from you in order to obtain feedback from you to assess and survey your experience or any related assessment for the sole purpose of helping us to improve the Kanorau Digital Short Courses in the future, which may be during or following the completion of the Short Course.

The key outcomes for whānau are:

  • Ability to access key health, social, education services, skills and networks necessary for todays digital enabled world
  • Alternative ways to learn the skills for a modern workforce
    Increased productivity of local and emerging business ventures
  • Connecting with whānau living out of the region and overseas
  • Supporting those who wish to play a stronger role in broader whānau development and community resilience

Kanorau Digital consists of 4 foundation learning modules called “Kōnae Ako”.

They are listed below:

  1. Kōnae Ako 1: Digital Connections and Communication
  2. Kōnae Ako 2: Digital Tools & Productivity
  3. Kōnae Ako 3: Digital Problem Solving
  4. Kōnae Ako 4: Digital Life

Kōnae Ako 1: Digital Connections and Communication

This wānanga will introduce tauira to each other, and the devices and tools used in the course. They will create or sign into a Google account, view their emails, calendar, and drive Tauira will practice editing a shared Google doc, joining a Google Meet call, as well as accessing the course materials on Coassemble (LMS – learning management system).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use hardware such as smartphones and Chromebooks to log into and access key online tools.
  • Use online connection and communication tools such as Gmail, Drive, Calendar and Meet to connect with peers, whānau, friends, and services.


Kōnae Ako 2: Digital Tools & Productivity

In this wānanga, tauira will build upon the personal communication skills they learned in wānanga 1. They will look at some more advanced Google suite skills such as attaching files to emails and saving attachments to Drive. They will then set up a folder structure for Google Drive, and explore other GSuite tools such as Calendar, Maps, and Photos.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use Google Drive effectively to organise and share files and folders for both in and out of the course.
  • Use online tools such as Google Meet, Maps, and Photos for specific tasks and productivity.


Kōnae Ako 3: Digital Problem Solving

In this wānanga, tauira will learn to use the internet to solve problems. The internet is filled with information, so learning to search effectively and where to find help can allow people to find many solutions to problems online. Tauira will learn common help resources and practice finding them on useful websites, and will have the opportunity to search for YouTube help videos relevant to their own lives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use digital skills, tools, and help features to effectively find information, and solve day to day problems.
  • Evaluate the safety, security, and trustworthiness of online sites and information sources


Kōnae Ako 4: Digital Life

In this wānanga, tauira will explore different elements of ‘life’ that can be done. Transitioning from an offline to an online method can be daunting, but this wānanga will build on the problem solving skills of the previous module, and begin with an overview of online security and digital safety. This will be a firm foundation from which tauira can explore online ‘life’ tasks such as engaging with businesses, shopping, banking, and travel.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Compare human and digital factors related to online security.
  • Compare and contrast online and offline tasks and apply digital skills to carry out common online ‘life’ tasks.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will provide all learning content and support systems which include the LMS (learning management system) and public website.

The pilot phase one locations include:

  • Whangarei
  • Henderson
  • Mangere
  • Manukau
  • Papakura
  • Otara
  • Huntly
  • Hamilton
  • Tokoroa
  • Tauranga
  • Whakatane
  • Rotorua
  • Porirua

Primarily at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa sites,.


Kanorau means to be diverse, varied, multicoloured.

Kanorau Digital will help plant the seeds for participants to gain the confidence to use digital devices and the internet as a tool to connect with our diverse world.

Fill out the form on our Registration Page and we will be in touch!