Naace Strategic Conference 2013

The time has come for us to attend the annual Naace Conference, which is taking place this week on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March 2013. The Naace Strategic Conference is titled ‘Learning Without Limits’ and is being held at the Leicester Marriott Hotel. Alongside engaging keynotes, informative breakout sessions, and a host of networking…

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Naace at Bett 2013

Guest post by Naace, one of our Microsoft Bett 2013 partners Excitement builds as we approach our first Bett at a new location, ExCeL London. It is hard to believe that only a few short months ago we were celebrating the Olympics events being held there and now the world’s largest education technology show is…

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Microsoft @ NAACE Conference 2012

With the NAACE 2012 Conference fast approaching, we wanted to give you a quick insight into some of the areas we are going to be showcasing at the conference. Time flies and it still only seems like yesterday that we were wrapping up BETT 2012! This years conference is titled ‘3rd Millennium Learning – The…

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The NAACE Annual Conference

For the last three days I’ve been at the NAACE Conference in Blackpool, with over 300 others. NAACE is the “professional association for those who are concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT)” – which means that the conference attendees are a mix of local authority IT advisers,…

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MasterClass at NAACE 2009

Last night at the NAACE Conference, my colleague Leighton Searle delivered the Masterclass “What will they think of next? Part 2”, following on from last year’s presentation which I gave with Chris Poole. Although I couldn’t make it this year, Leighton was joined by Steve Gillott of Wootton Bassett School, so the presentation was a…

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Martin Bean at NAACE 2009

Martin Bean is my favourite Microsoft presenter. He delivers his presentations with fantastic passion,and really grabs you at an emotional level. In some ways, he always leaves me feeling inadequate, either because I aspire to reach his level of presentation skills, or because I sit thinking “What am I doing every day dealing with details,…

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Learning Essentials for Office

Last week, I was talking to a customer at the NAACE conference, and we got onto the subject of “Learning Essentials”…or at least I got on to the subject, because it turned out that he had never heard of it. And so I asked another customer, and got the same shoulder-shrug. Shock! Horror! We give…

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What will they think of next? NAACE 2008

Chris Poole and I were at the NAACE conference this afternoon, having been invited to talk about the future of technology – the title was “What will they think of next? Future technologies, opportunities and challenges”. But rather than spend our time looking at all of the technologies that haven’t yet been released into the…

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