FREE Training: Education Live Meetings 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…

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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…

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Microsoft Volume Activation Technology 2.0 – Training from Partners

I received information from Viglen on a new training course that they are running, which is designed to demystify your options for activating Windows Vista volume licence keys. It will help you make the right decisions now, so that as more products (for example Windows Server 2008) come along using the same methods, you’ll have…

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Scheduled Education Briefings Online

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Bolton’s BSF Conference

This week my colleague Chris Poole was invited to run a session at a conference for 3 local authorities coming into the BSF programme. Tribal, one of our education consulting partners, have been asked by Blackburn & Darwen to help their envisioning and creation of their Strategy for Change document. Through that relationship with Tribal,…

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2007 Office Suite for Schools

By now you’ll have heard all about Office 2007, and you’ll hopefully heard about what it does, perhaps seen it, and you may even have used it. One question I’m asked is “What does it mean for schools?” In addition to the main UK Education website’s section on Office 2007, there’s also now a new…

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World Teachers’ Day – "Mr French" and his role in my life…

Today is World Teachers’ Day, according to UNESCO, and a large number of Microsoft bloggers (and there’s a large number of Microsoft bloggers!) are writing about the teacher that made the difference to them. Although I normally keep a British-stiff-upper-lip about this kind of thing, I realised that I had probably never written about the impact…

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