My name is Kieran Porter and I am the new Internal Further Education Business Manager. I have been lucky enough to get the chance to speak to quite a few of you already and I’m really excited for the coming year in FE!
January was a tricky month for us all with the snow and there were definitely some takeaways to think about. It was interesting to see that, although measures have been taken to prevent downtime in Education, a lot of people still had a day (or more) off and some Colleges were closed for days at a time. This leads to the question - why are we still not prepared for this?!
The proliferation of connected devices, combined with the variety of services such as Office 365 for Education & Lync, can provide a powerful solution to deliver remote learning scenarios & it is getting much easier to provide the tools for anywhere, anytime teaching and learning. I think we will see a lot more Colleges adopt these new ideas in the coming year with new Cloud Services & Devices.
If you want to find out more about how Microsoft is helping Colleges throughout the UK adapt to the new ways of working, please join us on the following online Webinars in conjunction with our Education partners;
Office 365 for Education – In Conjunction with Cloud Business
What is Office 365? What does it mean for education? How do we migrate from other services?
- Tuesday 19th March 12-1pm - What is O365?
Monday 22nd April 12-1pm - Migration
Virtualisation – Desktop Strategy in Further Education – In Conjunction with Risual
Desktop strategy in Further Education. Bring your own Device.
Wednesday 6th March 12-1pm
XP to W7/8 Migration in Education
This session is designed to help guide Colleges on how to migrate to Windows 7/8 from XP and the value of doing this for the College.
Wednesday 28th Feb 12-1pm
Lync in Further Education – How to teach and learn anywhere anytime – In Conjunction with Risual
Risual will be discussing about how Lync messaging, video conferencing and voice can enhance the teaching and learning experience and Collaboration in Further Education.
Thursday 11th April 12-1pm
CRM in Education – Why? – In Conjunction with Crimson
In this session Crimson will be discussing the value of CRM in education and how this can save money and time as well as improve productivity.
Monday 18th March 2-3pm
To register for any of the above listed webinars or for any further information on them then please email me; firstname.lastname@example.org