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Sampler: Disruptive Technologies

Understand how emerging and disruptive technologies are revolutionising industry systems and processes through this short course.

2 Weeks
100% online learning

Outcomes & Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

The world is rapidly advancing and technology is a key driver of change. This sampler course will give you an understanding of why emerging disruptive technologies are crucial to gaining an advantage in business, as sectors race to take advantage of Industry 4.0 technologies.

This two-week, part time short course will explore examples of disruptive and emerging technologies accelerating digital development. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to anticipate changes that you can take advantage of across industries to assist you in creating more efficient business processes. You’ll discover how blockchain connects and improves ecosystem strategies and how extended reality is revolutionising technological interactions.

Demonstrate an understanding of the ecosystem of emerging disruptive technologies

Evaluate and reflect on the application of technologies for future change in a range of contexts

Discuss the basic foundations of blockchain and extended reality technologies


What you will learn on this short course

Incorporate disruptive technology into your work

Disruptive Technology Ecosystems and Trends

Blockchain, Fintech and NFTS

The Experience Age, Virtual Reality and Change

The Experience Age and how this impacts work, home and business


What you need to know

Our Sampler courses are punchy introductions to emerging areas of expertise. Delivered entirely online through articles, videos and case studies, you learn at your own pace. Completely free, you can start at any time but you need to complete the course within 3 weeks from the time you begin. There is approximately 2-3 hours of content for you to explore per week.

Sampler short courses are free to enrol in. We’re excited to encourage more people to explore key topics that are of critical relevance today and into the future.

No, credits are not awarded for completion of the academyEX Sampler and Advancer courses as these are not accredited by NZQA. The Sampler and Advancer courses provide introductions, and you can build on your knowledge and skills through further study in our accredited programmes.

Our Sampler and Advancer short courses were developed in collaboration with industry experts. You will find interviews with industry experts in amongst the content for all the Sampler and Advancer courses as well as content from a range of sources.