Online learning is better than face-to-face learning?

The US Department of Education sponsored the Center for Technology in Learning to look into the effectiveness of online learning – and to specifically compare the effectiveness of using online learning compared to face to face learning. The results, published in May, are on the www.ed.gov website, for all to see. What I’ve seen of…

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SharePoint in Welsh – SharePoint ar gael in Gymraeg

During half-term week, we joined the Welsh Assembly Government at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay, to launch Welsh language support for SharePoint. Steve Beswick, of Microsoft, and Meri Huws, of the Welsh Language Board, officially launched the pack with Jane Hutt, the Welsh Assembly Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills. This follows…

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Ever wondered about SharePoint licensing?

As Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) deployment is increasing in colleges, we’re getting more questions about different licensing scenarios.  Thankfully, Emma, who’s Microsoft’s ladylicensing, has posted an excellent guide to help you look at evaluating when to buy MOSS for Internet Sites or CALs.  There are two separate but linked postings and I’d recommend them…

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Live Meeting next week - Collaborative Campus

My colleague Matt sends details of a Live Meeting event he’s hosting online next week: Microsoft Collaborative Campus Presentation On Tuesday 26th February at 9.30am we will be running a Live Meeting presentation to discuss the Microsoft Collaborative Campus as a way to connect students in a way that provides access to a vast breadth…

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Collaboration - do we need fresh ideas?

At today’s College Principals’ Meeting, I came across a new word “ideation” – which a colleague used on one of his slides. I’m not sure if it’s a ‘real’ world, or one that sounded good when it went on a slide. It reminded me of my first few months when I joined Microsoft – there…

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Talking with College Principals

We held a briefing today for a small group of college principals, following on from a focus group meeting we held last year. The aim of the day was to share some of our work and thoughts on how technology could support the learning and business processes of an FE college, and to allow the…

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Live Meeting - Collaborative Campus

My colleague Matt sends details of a Live Meeting event he’s hosting online next month: Microsoft Collaborative Campus Presentation On Tuesday 26th February at 9.30am we will be running a Live Meeting presentation to discuss the Microsoft Collaborative Campus as a way to connect students in a way that provides access to a vast breadth…

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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…

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Microsoft SharePoint and the 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…

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Learning Gateway and Accessibility

There’s already quite a lot that you can do with Learning Gateway, and explicitly the SharePoint components, to increase accessibility to users, across devices. And this news item I read promises more: Shared-source software kit will advance the accessibility of SharePoint-based solutions for people with disabilities July 31, 2007 — HiSoftware , a leading provider…

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