LEARNZ – Technical Coordinator

Region: Canterbury/Chatham Islands
Barrie Matthews


Diploma of Teaching – Christchurch Teachers’ College
Bachelor of Science
Diploma IT
Diploma Sport

Professional profile

Barrie has worked on the LEARNZ project since the year 2000, where he continues to apply his 15 years of classroom teaching and 40 years of computing and information and communication technology (ICT) experience.

Barrie's contributions have helped LEARNZ virtual field trips to evolve and ensure that participating in LEARNZ virtual field trips continues to be a transformational experience for students and teachers; it encourages, enables and empowers teachers and students to access the New Zealand Curriculum using appropriate digital technology for 21st century education.


Barrie is an experienced technical coordinator, project manager, online facilitator, presenter, teacher, coach, blog writer, content editor, relationship builder and communicator.

Professional body memberships

Zooniverse projects

Personal statement

I have always been interested in the potential of technology to enrich classroom teaching and learning programmes, assisting both teachers and learners. I am proud to be part of the LEARNZ team at Tātai Aho Rau Core Education, where we continually strive to make a difference.