Ako Aotearoa is an effort to improve the standards of teaching at the tertiary level in New Zealand.
The Ako Academy is made up of past tertiary teaching excellence winners. The Academy is promoting better teaching practice in education.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. They publish the HORIZON report, an annual document outlining where technology is leading us in the field of education.
Edutopia looks at what works for schools in the public school arena.
"Doing School" is a great book by Denise Clark Pope. If you are looking for a student perspective on secondary school education, this is the book for you. While it is set in America, having a son in the NZ secondary school system, I can see a lot of similar aspects.
If you can't find the book (Fishpond or Amazon) or are too busy to read it, there is a free one hour podcast lecture that Denise gives on this, that gives a great overview of the project. It is available from iTunesU. Once in the Stanford section of iTunesU, go to Education and Teaching and learning (see screen shot to the left).
As well as Denise's talk there are lots of great topics to explore, and another of my favorites is Parker Palmer and the Courage to Teach. Enjoy! :-)