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  • Blog Post: All the slides from the Microsoft Further Education Briefing 2010

    Today was the date for our Further Education Briefing 2010, and around 90 colleges came to our London headquarters to get an update on latest news from us, as well as hearing from other UK colleges on their projects and plans. I’ve put a brief note on each of the individual presentations below, so...
  • Blog Post: May College SMT meeting

    This week we hosted 35 College Principals, Vice Principals and Senior Managers at the Microsoft Campus in Reading for a day showing both our technology and solutions and that of our partners. From our perspective, it was a successful day – demonstrating how Microsoft solutions can help Further Education...
  • Blog Post: Capita’s FE & HE Conference presentation

    I’ve just been at the Capita Further and Higher Education National Conference , in the lovely (if wet) county of Warwickshire. I read recently that many people can’t put Warwickshire on a map, because it is one of those ‘in-between’ kind of counties, but it’s got lots of lovely countryside, and it starts...
  • Blog Post: Promoting Innovation through Virtual Learning

    Whoops – the title might have set your expectations too high! I was chuffed to bits to be invited back to Wales yesterday, to present the keynote at the “Promoting Innovation through Virtual Learning” conference. It’s the third time in the last year that I’ve been to South Wales, and each time I seem...
  • Blog Post: Collaboration - do we need fresh ideas?

    At today's College Principals' Meeting, I came across a new word "ideation" - which a colleague used on one of his slides. I'm not sure if it's a 'real' world, or one that sounded good when it went on a slide. It reminded me of my first few months when I joined Microsoft - there were all kinds of acronyms...
  • Blog Post: Free Training: Live Meeting Series

    There will be a number of sessions running on the 1 st and 3 rd Monday of every month, however look out for a number of specialist topics that will run on an ad-hoc basis. Check back here on a regular basis Monday sessions – 10.00am -10.45am · Windows Vista in Education – Monday 5 th November...
  • Blog Post: Handheld Learning Conference 2007 Slides

    Steve Beswick, Microsoft UK's Education Director, was on stage yesterday at the Handheld Learning 2007 Conference in London, in the plenary "Technologies for Learning 2012". Steve looked at the world of work, home & education in 2012, and explored the impact of change, and technology, on each of...
  • Blog Post: Dysg e-Learning Conference Presentations

    I had a great time at the Dysg e-learning conference today, sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government. The sessions throughout the day looked at what colleges and schools were doing to take e-learning forward, with a large focus on virtual learning environments and collaborative working between schools...
  • Blog Post: Shift Happens/Did You Know?

    Over the last few months, a PowerPoint presentation has been doing the rounds, which has a strong message for educational audiences. It works as an opener for conferences or events where the future of education and learning is under discussion, or where you want to provoke a discussion about learning...
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