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    Another BETT Learning Gateway story

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    2008 - it's all about Learning Gateway. And another milestone at BETT was when we released the case study on the Leeds Learning Network. Now, like many of the Learning Gateways that we've talked about, this one has been around a little while - in fact...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    IE7 update coming your way - automatically...

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    This isn't specific to education, and I'm sure that if you need to know things like this, you'll automatically be registered to our update and security blogs, but for the network managers out there, here's a quick note: Windows Update will automatically...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    Where is BSF going?

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    Last year LocalGovTV recorded an interview with Tim Byles, Chief Executive of Partnerships for Schools, to discuss progress of the BSF programme in delivering the Government's £45bn investment in secondary education. In the interview her reviewed the...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    New Microsoft Learning Gateway Brochure

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    We released a new brochure at BETT 2008, which is an introduction to the Microsoft Learning Gateway for schools. It provides an overview of the way that the Learning Gateway can help to support you with the challenges that teachers and leaders face...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    The Shireland Learning Gateway

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    At the BETT show the Schools Minister, Jim Knight, opened the exhibition by laying out the DCSF policy initiatives for the future. One of the foci was on the government target for secondary schools to provide access to real-time reporting information...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    Live Meeting: Learning Platform - Solution or Framework?

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    Following on from the numerous conversations, demonstrations and presentations we had at the BETT show around learning platforms, ePortfolios, VLEs, MLEs, and more, this week's Live Meeting will show you how they can provide the personalised learning...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    Last week at BETT 2008

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    Last week I was very quiet on the blog - mainly because it was BETT week, when 29,000 of the UK's most enthusiastic educational ICT people gather at Olympia for a few days. Most visitors only come for a day, but those manning stands are there for the...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    What's up .Doc?

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    The Burton Group - a US technology research organisation - have released an interesting report into the alternative file standards in use. They compared MIcrosoft's Office Open XML (OOXML!), which is standard in the new versions of Office 2007, with Open...
  • Microsoft UK Schools blog

    Learning Gateway in action in Cheshire

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    I came across an interesting case study on the Teksys website (a Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, and a supplier of the Microsoft Learning Gateway for schools & colleges). It features Sir Thomas Boteler school, and talks about their use of the latest...
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