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  1. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED
    You are right, not a new concept, but on what level do you mean? Are you talking about an internal communcation system (Intranet), a company or external system, EduGeek as an example? The answer presents many a possibility (and problem!).

    Graham
    I mean external online based system. Yes, EduGeek is a wonderful example! What do you have in mind under problem?
  2. GREED's Avatar
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    You are right, not a new concept, but on what level do you mean? Are you talking about an internal communcation system (Intranet), a company or external system, EduGeek as an example? The answer presents many a possibility (and problem!).

    Graham
  3. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erigas
    JoomlaLMS becomes more commercial: JoomlaLMS 1.0.7 is released! | Joomla learning management system (LMS)
    They integrated discount coupons,sales reports PayPal payment... It is just what I remember. I doubt ebay will make their internal platform commercial.
    Disagree. They don't focus on professional training providers. Just added more features for them. JoomlaLMS started from universities and colleges. Now it is used for Ocean Petroleum corporate training of their employees on an Intranet.
  4. SYNACK's Avatar
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    I'm certain that Pad computing will be a very useful addition to the current ways that we use and interact with information now and in the future. They had them is Star Trek and that show has acted almost as a blueprint for technology with the different props being made real as soon as the technology became practical.

    Inkeeping with the theme I am certain that the iPad would be a Romulan design given its closed and secretive nature

    One of the big things that I think is important with such devices is the removal of the barrier made by the screen, the pad can be put on a table and seen by several people even seated face to face which would be difficult or impossible with a laptop.
  5. BatchFile's Avatar
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    We had that with our IBM fileserver a while ago - hot swap my @r5e!
  6. Erigas's Avatar
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    JoomlaLMS becomes more commercial: JoomlaLMS 1.0.7 is released! | Joomla learning management system (LMS)
    They integrated discount coupons,sales reports PayPal payment... It is just what I remember. I doubt ebay will make their internal platform commercial.
  7. Butuz's Avatar
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    Cheers GrumbleDook.

    I would be interested to hear some constructive ideas from Spannerman2 regarding his "new model" of curriculum network. Personally I think virtual machines / virtual images of some kind would be one of the better ways to provide pupils with an unrestricted desktop / unrestricted network for them to experiment with without endangering the curriculum network.

    There is simply no way that kind of "abuse" could be allowed on a curriculum network because within 6 months the entire network would either be at best dead or very dysfunctional, and it worst totally compromised and the school would be straight in the newspapers when private pupil/staff data was uploaded all over the internet. I would be willing to wager Spannerman2 would probably be the first to complain to his network manager when he was unable to teach due to not even being able to log on.

    Another question – assuming Spannerman2 teaches in a school, has he been to his SMT/Head to put forward his radical new ideas on how to teach ICT? How did that go?

    Cheers

    Butuz
  8. GrumbleDook's Avatar
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    Spannerman2 and I agree to disagree on a number of things, but his points are aimed constructively and he has been part of some very healthy discussions since this original post.

    I will do a follow-up post in a few weeks time to summarise his contributions and others too.
  9. Cloris's Avatar
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    Joomla and LMS integration is a hot topic surely. Wonderful opportunity for open source Moodle and JoomlaLMS. I wonder who will be closer to triumph. They will come up soon, will see. Big projects is not my business, it's a pity...
  10. Butuz's Avatar
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    Wow. The constructiveness of that blog astounds me. He clearly belongs in the 80s with his BBC Master.

    Unfortunately for the rest of us things have moved on somewhat since then.
  11. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    I don't think they will need LMS today or tomorrow )))))
    First of all they plan to use social media to activate collaboration: content creation, sharing and open discussion.
    Only then they plan to enable employees to source and analyze massive amounts of data to power learning across the company and knowlenge sharing.

    It is really possible that in some time (as the third stage) they will come to integration of LMS for knowlange sharing perfection. So, I think Joomla community will have time to interate their CMS and LMS.
    Updated 5th October 2010 at 10:46 AM by OK_Elena
  12. monkeyx's Avatar
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    Well I like new learning skills, so I retrained my asp.net/c# skills and learned php to help support and develop using Moodle at our school. Some may have even said that this was re training LOL.

    I do agree that retraining is a big part of implementing change.

    Our school uses a mixture of open source and proprietary software, this creates no issues for staff or learners. I personally find implementing back end systems with OSS, but implementing any back end solution is easier . Many pupils in our area do use open office at home, as why pay for commercial software when doing your homework

    Why do many so people(non school staff) want to make this a black and white issue. And start chucking FUD in. Shame more schools don’t make up their own mind instead of relying on LA advisors and third party IT consultants
    Tim
  13. Butuz's Avatar
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    Agree SSD's rock so hard as long as you get the 200+mb/s read write versions.

    I have been looking into doing something similar in our ICT suites of workstations - unfortunatly with PC400 DDR ram so expensive at the moment I am really not convinced that spending £150+ per PC plus my own time upgrading them on 5 year old PC's that were originally only £300 and have no warranty, is really a good idea....

    Eager to be convinced otherwise!!

    Also - your almost garunteed to get an even better performance increase on laptops as most older laptop HDD's are only 4200/5400rpm (and thus rubbish). PC's with 7200 HDD's should see slightly less of an increase.

    Have a small amount of spare cash so will order a cople of SSD's and 2GB sticks and do some testing.

    Butuz
  14. spannerman2's Avatar
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    Great stuff..as a long standing apologist for FOSS I have got to agree with much you are saying.
    The NHS CIO is adamant that they would not contemplate a desktop migration to FOSS due to the overhead of training and compatibility. Sirius PLC (no less) advised Bristol Council likewise, and my experience of the teaching profession concurs with them both.

    my feverent wish is for this debate to stop, i have no desire to replace windows 7 with ubuntu or MS office with Oracle Office with all the pain and no real gain practically or ethically.

    I dont like re training, i like acquiring new skills and taking advantage of new opportunities the FOSS Windows debate seems to be middle aged blokes squbbling over yesterdays broken models. Betamax v VHS, duh what's either?
  15. zag's Avatar
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    One of the biggest improvements I have seen was doing automatic updates. XP SP3 needs about 100 I think now that can take hours with a mechanical drive. The SSD did it in about 6 minutes!
  16. flyinghaggis's Avatar
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    I've got an 80Gb Intel x25-m in my home PC and I'd echo the above. Once you've had one there's no going back to HDD's as a boot/OS drive!
  17. kevin_lane's Avatar
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    yea i had the same problem with the sql side of it
  18. ZeroHour's Avatar
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    DPM 2010 does not require 2008 R2 I thought?

    I have DPM 2010 and I have to say some points are accurate (the pre-reqs are a pain) but after getting it setup I think its brilliant and we came from BE previously. To buy proper lics for BE we were looking at over £4K just for the essentials, DPM is about £80 per year and £20 per hardware agent (and anything on that hardware be it hyper-v etc) if I recall.

    Seeing the files I dont find an issue at all tbh, DPM stores the backups in partitions and snapshots only changes to save large amounts of space. I believe you can get access if needed but its not advised or needed really.
  19. techie08's Avatar
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    I was looking into DPM 2010 instead of upgrading to Backup exec 2010. Might not bother now though. Does backup exec 2010 have CPS on it?
  20. diggory's Avatar
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    Does DPM handle tape changers ok (yeah old school I know...)
    DPM 2007 made real hashups with our's and we can only use it for disk-disk.

    Have to use bacula for tape.