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  • Blog Post: Another BETT Announcement - Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

    This year's BETT is generating plenty of new announcements from us, and here's yet another one. On Tuesday we announced the availability details for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, which will be available from March this year. In a nutshell, Windows MultiPoint Server allows you to plug multiple screens...
  • Blog Post: Announcement - Microsoft Office 365 Brings the Cloud to Education

    When we announced Office 365 at the end of 2010 for businesses, we talked about the way that workers will use the cloud to collaborate more easily from virtually anywhere on any device. Now we're doing the same for students. And the worldwide announcement is being made at the BETT Show today. Also in...
  • Blog Post: Will the current generation of UK students shape the future of business?

    I've no doubt it’s an important question to look at - and one that businesses in the UK need to address now if we are to ensure today’s students are skilled effectively. Today's students may not revolutionise the UK and the entire world (although many may think they will!), but the unique skills and...
  • Blog Post: Live@edu takes off for RM's customers

    The Live@edu service , which is our cloud-hosted email and collaboration service*, has been chosen as the standard schools email system by a growing number of local authorities and Regional Broadband Consortia. Two years ago London Grid for Learning chose it, and the DCSF highlighted the potential for...
  • Blog Post: Things are changing fast

    Two numeric examples of how fast things are moving forward in education ICT these days: Windows 7 is being rapidly adopted in schools The chart below shows the visitors to this blog this month. Which shows just how fast Windows 7 is being adopted, and displacing Windows XP ( the Windows Vista number...
  • Blog Post: it’s learning moves towards the cloud with Microsoft

    There’s a new press release on the it’s learning website. it’s learning are a Becta approved Learning Platform provider , and have recently signed an agreement with us to offer their customers our cloud computing services, via our Live@edu service. That means that if you are an it’s learning customer...
  • Blog Post: Get off Facebook, Dad, I need to finish my homework

    At BETT we issued a press release on parental views towards ICT , at home and at school. This was suppored by research done during December 2009 and surveyed 500 parents of secondary-school age children, so it is recent, and it will be representative. I’ve held back on publishing it on the blog...
  • Blog Post: Off-the-wall ideas for a brave new world of global connections

    This week’s TES ran the headline “Off-the-wall ideas for a brave new world of global connections”, over an article about our thinking on touchscreen displays. Richard Vaughan’s story concentrates on where we may end up in the future, with students using touchscreens as big as walls to link classrooms...
  • Blog Post: BETT 2010 Press Release – Teachers Video Competition

    It wouldn’t be the first day of BETT without a press release or two, so let’s get the ball rolling… Kristen Weatherby, who runs our Partners in Learning project in the UK, and is also responsible for our Teachers blog , was pretty pleased this morning to announce our competition for teachers. It’s...
  • Blog Post: The Data Protection Act and exam results

    One of the websites I read via its RSS feed is that of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). And you need to read today’s release before your students! Students receiving exam results this summer can find out more about their grades by using their rights under the Data Protection Act. Guidance...
  • Blog Post: Monkseaton High School making news again – pupils learning at home

    Two weeks ago, I wrote about their new case study that Monkseaton High School had produced with us, and yesterday I opened up the Sunday Times and saw them again, on page 5 , under the headline School’s out as pupils learn at home on ‘Facebook’ site It’s got to be the most unusual way I’ve heard...
  • Blog Post: Another 450,000 students to get IT Academy with the SSAT

    It’s NAACE Conference time again – this year it’s in Blackpool – and we’ve just announced the expansion of the IT Academy programme in partnership with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust ( SSAT amongst friends ). Of course, because NAACE is in Blackpool, the official Microsoft Press Release...
  • Blog Post: The London Grid makes a move

    We made a few announcements in BETT week – and during the course of this week, I’ll make sure I write about them all (if you’re impatient, you can see them all here ). One of the most significant from a product/service perspective was that we announced the launch of the London Grid for Learning’s new...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Schools – what do they do differently?

    Last week, we announced the availability of the Innovative Schools video case studies . Although they were on the web earlier in the year, we weren’t ready to tell everybody about them until we’d completed all of the work on the website. But now, that’s been done, so I can tell you all about what’s there...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning programme relaunched

    For the last 5 years we have been running a programme, called Partners in Learning, to extend and expand the development of learning, and especially the ways that ICT can support learning in schools. Globally this programme has invested £125 million into projects run in partnership with governments,...
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