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  • Blog Post: Pythagoras - overcoming the barriers in Higher Education with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    This post is based upon a document from Pythagoras, a global Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner With over 300 higher education institutions in the UK, competition to attract top performing students is fierce. In recent years, universities enjoyed an almost effortless conveyor belt of students as...
  • Blog Post: Brunel University – Using Xbox Kinect to Improve the Mobility of Parkinson's Patients

    This post comes to us courtesy of two researchers at Brunel University , who are making innovative use of the Xbox Kinect to help with the early detection and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. --- Using Kinect to monitor and improve the mobility of Parkinson’s patients Dr. Konstantinos...
  • Blog Post: OneNote in HE: the Dissertation!

    This is a guest post from Hélène Fyffe , an undergraduate starting her final year at Edinburgh Napier University , having spent a year on placement with Microsoft UK Education as part of her course. -- Having recently spent a brilliant year doing a one year placement with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Open University makes significant cost and efficiency savings through the use of Microsoft Lync 2010

    Contribution from freelance writer, Gerald Haigh.   Gerald writes regularly for the Microsoft UK Education blogs.   I graduated from the Open University , I’m proud to say, as a member of the very first intake – the “Class of ‘71”. Earlier this Summer we were royally treated to a celebration...
  • Blog Post: Great examples of the Kinect in action

    With the recent announcement of the Kinect SDK there will, I am sure, be some great examples of interesting uses of Kinect within education appearing over the coming weeks. In the meantime, I thought I would share the following videos of the Kinect in action. Impressive stuff! Have you come...
  • Blog Post: Outsourcing in HE - What the IT Directors think!

    On Friday I attended ULCC's Round Table session focussed on outsourcing in HE. A formal summary document is going to be released within the next couple of weeks by the folks at ULCC, so I will hold off presenting a full overview of the key discussion points. Much like the Intellect Education Group event...
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