Good work guys, really enjoyed it. Some very useful information that's given us food for thought.
Any chance of getting a copy of the presentation?
Very frustrated that I didn't get the link - when will it be available for general viewing
Thanks for doing the Webcast, I watched it and learnt from it... I think it would have been good directed at headteachers & management teams as well as network managers & technicians...
I'd heard that there was a new MS Schools solution in the pipeline, and that explained a lot, I was straight on to my MS Reseller for info!
Just a heads up all, I will be posting an official link to use to watch the video on demand soon. The links you were emailed should not be posted here please.
My link was caught by the council filters but watched it through another route. For those who are interested there is a session at Alan's school which will also cover cost saving amongst other things ... details are on the MS Education blog (available on the EG home page).
Does anyone know who counts in Microsoft's FTE calculations?
If we had to include all the cleaners, dinners ladies, school crossing patrol that never get anywhere near the computers, but are still employed directly by us, it would make a large difference to the FTE headcount!
Well done all - much useful information and I now have a list of bullet points to research
We've used much of our specialist college funding to up our PC numbers and are now better than 2:1, but we're a small school with a School Agreement so the news from Microsoft was VERY welcome
Am I at liberty to forward my "now available on demand" email to my line manager and SLT? I'd like them to see the webcast too - or is there going to be another link for unrestricted access?
I spoke to someone this afternoon about MSs FTE meaning. What MS think of FTE is anyone member of staff that works 200 hours a year or more (or 5 hours a week or more) and has access to a computer. In our case the catering staff and cleaning staff dont have access.
Just watched this at home as it's blocked through our LEA connection. I'm not sure it will change the way our management work but it sure has given me a new outlook on how to prepare for what may be coming. Than you to all involved.
Yes it was interesting, but my reaction is a quantum theory-like superposition of states: approve of some honesty, disapprove of some of the truth that delivered.. knowledge economy is tosh was fine.. tech is not a panacea (words I've used here before) was fine... but then the bit that disturbed me.. they were only playing along with that to advance their real agenda. And I don't entirely grok that agenda, the collaborative spaces in which next generation will learn to survive the rest of the century.You might find the following video interesting as to why there is this disjointed view about technology is good/bad in education.
Perhaps the paper will be more enlightening, but suspect I'll just file it under abstract meta-blather and then get on with something that makes a real, immediate change for the better in some small corner of the edu-tech world.
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