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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    Ok - managed to pin down science college director

    Apparently current funding does allow for training but it has to be fairly specific to the status of the college.

    Although not impossible it would be difficult to justify it for ICT technicians.

    I suppose it would all depend on what sort of College status you have and how it impacts on the ICT technicians role as to how you could justify expenditure for training.

    On a good note - he did say to me that if I could put a strong case up he would consider it for the future

    But it would be nice if it came from the SST directly as a policy for certain environments or situations

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    well i think if tech college then can use it but how do you justify trainign for ict tech when you a sports college or science college unless it si subject specific software...

    Russ

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    The meeting will be weds 30th November at 3:30 at Limehurst High School

    Limehurst high School
    Bridge Street
    Loughborough
    Leicestershire
    LE11 1NH


    pm if you wish to attend..

    Cheers

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    Just to reirate this meeting is brain storming meeting will take comments to sst but maybe in form of an email . But we do want ideas on ways we can work togthier here section of email to give you an idea on what purpose of meeting is..

    "We are organising this meeting purely to brainstorm ideas about how the
    ICT Register can complement the work that you and others are doing with
    EduGeek. We had thought about developing a training and support
    'toolkit' which can be delivered and cascaded 'by schools for other
    schools' in every region ... or some other way in which we can help
    school technicians [both primary and secondary] to choose and manage
    appropriate technologies that help raise standards of learning and
    teaching. For this objective, we shall need the help and expertise of
    people like yourself and Tony S ... and therefore, it was our wish to
    involve you as early in the proceedings as possible.

    We'll all be armed with knowledge about the rest of the Trust's work ...
    but the role of the ICT Register in complementing the work of EduGeek
    will be our main focus for this meeting."

    Cheers

    Russell

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Remember the bruhaha over the BBC providing materials for free and commercial companies saying "what about us?" ... that led to eLCs (ok ... over simplified but you get the idea)

    There are many M$ certified training centres that have a stock price for the training. If we offer specific training based around M$ training we will cause problems.
    That is fair point, but the target market (school techs) is very small compared to the total number of people that go through (say) MCP courses each year. With eLCs, the software manufacturers that complained may well have got all their income from schools.

    I know of at least one LEA that has got some of its staff trained up as Microsoft Certified Trainers and is trying to sell MCP courses for school techs within the LEA and if possible further afield.

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    yes ibut idea of toolbox is that this can be given to schools who cant afford ms training course and more importantly give you education specific content...

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    Fair point Russ - it definitely sounds like a good idea to me.

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    Yep- sounds really good to me too.

    Paul

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    also i think if it can link into some kind of certifcation scheme either via becta/naace then it wold be useful...

    Russ

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee
    I know of at least one LEA that has got some of its staff trained up as Microsoft Certified Trainers and is trying to sell MCP courses for school techs within the LEA and if possible further afield.
    Gimme!

    Though your idea is welcome too Russ of course.

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    Re: SST & Edugeek

    problem will always be money how do schools pay for it what difference between doing it with lea and ms course provider...

    But people are working on this kind of thing but with limited budget we would never be able to do that...

    I think in my own view the way we are going we developing a toolbox for leas/schools to use that links into some kind of certified scheme seems better route.

    Russ

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