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 into a single machine and gives each…

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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 London…

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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 characteristics…

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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 £11M of savings through using it. And the…

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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 has been dropping…

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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, you’ll be offered a range of…

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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, until the BBC covered…

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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 all over the world within the…

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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 a very simple…

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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 produced by the Information…

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