Free Training: Live Meeting Series

There will be a number of sessions running on the   1st and 3rd 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 5th November…


Mass SCORM Conversion Tool

Have you been looking for a way to convert older learning resources into SCORM format? Well Hunterstone may have the answer for you. HunterStone announced it has developed a “Mass SCORM Conversion Tool.”  The company developed the tool for use in projects that require large amounts of content to be converted to SCORM.  Targeted for…


Go to an event – without leaving the IT room

Over the next few months, we are going to running a series of briefings on specific aspects of ICT in education, relating to some of our newer technologies and their use in education. They are all running as Live Meetings, where you are able to watch the PowerPoint presentation on your screen, and hear the…


Microsoft SharePoint and SharePoint Learning Kit – Live Meetings

We have a series of Live meetings scheduled over the next few months to provide more information on the use of SharePoint in learning. My colleague Steven Audis, the Microsoft Education Technology Advisor in the UK, will be running them, and he’s provided some more information on their content: “In these sessions we discuss how Further Education…


Software Asset Management – Phoenix events

A colleague has just told me about the free Software Asset Management events that Phoenix & Microsoft are running together, coming up in the next couple of weeks. Reading – Friday 19 October Edinburgh – Wednesday 24 October London – Tuesday 30 October Manchester – Friday 2 November They may be of particular relevance if…


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 these. Steve’s slides are below, and I…


MSDN – The Microsoft Developer Network – Free Events

If you have developers within your college, busily coding applications and systems for your intranet, then you may want to let them know about the free MSDN events coming up over the next few months. They’re aimed at mainstream development engineers, and given that some colleges have people developing internal applications, with a big emphasis…


When data goes bad…a student study

We’ve been doing a lot of work with students recently, and from that I’ve learnt quite a bit about their ICT habits. Two years ago universities reported that three-quarters of students turn up with their own PC, with some reporting that 99% of students do. Judging on the research panels we’ve held recently, that number…


7 tips for working securely from wireless hotspots

Like last week’s posting, on 10 ways to work more securely, was a handy way of reminding your staff about common sense steps that they can take to keep their own personal PCs secure, as well as contributing to the organisation security you’re managing. Well, here’s another list in a similar vein, that you may…


Ultimate Steal – Office 2007 offer Update

We’ve made a few changes to the Ultimate Steal website (Office 2007 Ultimate for students, for £38.95), all of which are good news. Here’s what we’ve done: Added the Backup DVD option to the ordering optionsTo be honest, we have been trying to put this here ever since launch, but some technical glitches stopped us….