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    Does this affect Harnessing Technology funding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis_Klar View Post
    Does this affect Harnessing Technology funding?
    I thought that grant had disappeared already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsk View Post
    I guess there won't be much interest in these jobs then...
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    No, they just need to recruit someone to switch off the lights and padlock the building now.

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I thought that grant had disappeared already?
    No its still around, might as well not be as our LA have retained it in full for the last 2 years (but that's a different rant). Clicky

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    Could edugeek harvest some of the more useful parts of the becta sites for archive? Things like the JD creator and FITS assessment tools would really add to the site IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsk View Post
    Could edugeek harvest some of the more useful parts of the becta sites for archive? Things like the JD creator and FITS assessment tools would really add to the site IMO.
    Probably copyright protected...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    No, they just need to recruit someone to switch off the lights and padlock the building now.



    No its still around, might as well not be as our LA have retained it in full for the last 2 years (but that's a different rant). Clicky
    same here, our LA has done the same, and used it to give us some really horrible stuff such as Nortle, realsmart, Northumberland(take a guess at who our LA is ;p ) video server, (bit like youtube, except this one doesnt work) what a waste of time and money that grant is when its spent on absolute rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    Probably copyright protected...
    Funnily enough, I was in an LEA's web office this morning and they are looking at doing something similar before it simply vanished. Mirroring content should only be done with the ownders permission of course, so I may have to write a few emails.
    Would you find it handy if we had the E-Safety and other relevant docs hosted by us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Would you find it handy if we had the E-Safety and other relevant docs hosted by us?
    Absolutely, in fact if the useful documentation from Becta could be put into a format where you could actually find anything then that would be superb.

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    What has becta ever done for us ...

    http://www.youtube.com/v/Qc7HmhrgTuQ

    FITS.
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    Internal Procurement Manager
    Directorate: Strategic Technologies
    Ref: ST33
    Salary: up to 42,000 (this includes a recruitment premium of up to 20% - details of which can be provided upon request)

    As if we needed more evidence of public sector waste and why these deep cuts are needed, 20% recruitment premium....pah.

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    The FITS Foundation will be speaking at the conf next week about their courses. Luckily for The FITS Foundation, they are now a seperate entity from BECTA.

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    If Becta are getting the chop I can see BSF being slowed down at the very least. Until the massive debt is reduced then I'm sure the Tories will introduce a new similar scheme. This might take years though so I guess its only current phase BSF projects that might be completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenWonder View Post
    Until the massive debt is reduced
    As I understand it, even with all the cuts and austerity measures, the debt won't be in any danger of being reduced! it's all an effort to make things get worse more slowly To actually reduce the debt - as in pay some of it off - we'd probably have to sell half the UK off!
    Last edited by BatchFile; 24th May 2010 at 03:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    The FITS Foundation will be speaking at the conf next week about their courses. Luckily for The FITS Foundation, they are now a seperate entity from BECTA.
    Are the FITS Foundation still publicly funded and therefore still subject to cuts? If it is cut then there may be a good business case for Edugeek to take it on.

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