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South University

The South University mobile app keeps you connected with your faculty, fellow students and coursework. Read and respond to classroom...

1 day ago by Education Management Corporation

Argosy University

The Argosy University mobile app keeps you connected with your faculty, fellow students and coursework. Read and respond to classroom...

1 day ago by Education Management Corporation

Google beefs up mobile device management Apps tools

Google has expanded the capabilities of its mobile device management tools for Google Apps for Business, Government and Education customers.On Monday, software engineer Hong Zhang wrote a blog post explaining the new features, which include a better view of the handsets and tablets being managed, as well as more granular policy controls.

November 15, 2011 by

Brown Mackie College

The Brown Mackie mobile app keeps you connected with your faculty, fellow students and coursework. Read and respond to classroom discussions,...

1 day ago by Education Management Corporation

Vic Education has new Hyro identity

IT services and marketing group Hyro has won a deal to provide Victoria's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development with a state-wide identity and access management solution.

October 15, 2009 by

Warfare 2.0, 1940's Style

There's some great TalkBack comments on my previous post about WWII German strategy : Justin James for example believes:...The secret of the Wehrmacht's success in the field has much to do with the education of what can be described as their executive and middle management layers.

December 10, 2008 by

Thanks, but no thanks, SAS

Yesterday I wrote about some data analysis I need to do. It turns out, there is quite a lot of analysis that needs to take place, along with fairly serious data management, especially as we start to relate MCAS scores with other data (SATs, special education testing, socioeconomic data, etc.

September 29, 2008 by

Virtual labs and education

Yesterday, I asked for people to share their thoughts via a guest blog on virtualization in Ed Tech.   Guest blogger Erik Josowitz provided us with the following (thanks, Erik).  Feel free to talk back or submit your own guest blog with some specific experiences or implementation details. Virtualization is great tool but, like any Swiss-Army knife, success with it depends on the task at hand. One of the places that people get into trouble with virtualization is when they try to use out-of-the-box virtual infrastructure with non-technical audiences. Virtualization is a great solution but often is not a complete solution.In education we've frequently seen challenges that look like appropriate places to implement a virtualization solution, only to find that the end-result is not fully usable by the intended audience. One example is providing hands-on lab environments to support application training. Success in the workforce today depends on high-level application skills and there is no better way for students to attain those skills than through hands-on use of the software applications. Many educational institutions provide computer lab environments to help support their student population and provide access to necessary software applications. Many of these lab environments have become the source of IT management problems as they become virus-ridden, get subverted as distribution sites for pirated software or music, or just plain have the normal IT management issues associated with a shared resource in a public environment. For many institutions their student population brings with them their own PCs which solves one problem but creates another. The lab issues diminish but the problems of providing secure access to software (and software licenses) often takes its place.The answer, we've found, is virtual lab management - using virtualization to deliver secure computing environments as a shared resource. Virtual labs allow administrators to serve up a clean and unchangeable environment for each student - in the lab or on their own PC - on-demand. This makes it easy to provide access to applications that students either can't afford individually or that their home PCs cannot support. It makes it simple to track and monitor lab usage and to control the use of resources so that systems are not subverted into file servers. Virtual lab management sits on top of virtualization (from Microsoft or VMware) and tells it what to deliver and to who. It makes it easy for non-technical users to select the types of applications they need from a menu and to gain access to those environments without needing to understand virtualization, networking, hosts systems or anything about how it gets delivered. Best of all, virtual labs make it easy to manage capacity. By scheduling time in the lab environment the shared resource is managed for maximum utilization. If more capacity is needed it is simple to add additional resources to the system. The end-users simply see an increase in availability.Virtualization may not be a panacea for educational institutions, but for a subset of problems, a centralized virtual lab may enable technology administrators to focus their time and attention on enabling learning rather than administering systems.

December 19, 2007 by

Edu Victoria finally gets its documents in order

After more than seven years of planning, the Department of Education Victoria has finally nominated strategic outsourcer LogicaCMG to replace its ageing RecFind document retrieval system, with Open Text's Livelink ECM eDOCS records management suite. The three-year project will see LogicaCMG conduct a phased rollout of the document management software to 1800 users throughout the state.

June 18, 2007 by

Back to school for ASG in Victoria

The Victorian Department of Education has awarded ASG a contract to provide IT services support and infrastructure management in a deal that could be worth up to AU$65 million.ASG has signed an initial five-year contract worth AU$49 million, but an option for a further four years could see it rake in AU$65 million.

May 31, 2007 by

DoE Victoria learns from project management lessons

Working out an IT governance scheme when you have 600,000 users in place is a challenge, but stricter project management has been so successful for the Department of Education in Victoria that the government agency is now adopting the same methodology even for non-IT projects.

March 11, 2007 by

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss

The longer term blame, however, rests squarely with the Universities and others involved in management education. Too many of them are simply not doing the job -both victims and perpetrators of the same social phenomenon leading Toadlife's bosses to make bad decisions.

December 17, 2006 by

Failing Grades

Sam Dillon reports in the New York Times on states’ expensive efforts to implement new computerized record systems for tracking student grades, performance, attendance, and other data. These are complex and expensive systems, and many state education departments are seeing  poor management result in many millions of dollars of waste.

May 16, 2006 by

The real threat to Microsoft in open source

For a consumer with a PC or two, the costs of Windows now includes some management services, and support. Even for a small network manager there are education and training costs to be paid up-front, plus the possibility of big-ticket service calls down the line.

October 17, 2005 by

More than 50% of job applicants lie on their resume

The background search firm ADP Screening and Selection Services, in a 2003 study, found that more than 50% of the people on whom it conducted employment and education checks had submitted false information, compared with about 40% in 2002. A 2003 survey of more than 200 companies by Virginia-based Society for Human Resource Management revealed that 80% of them made reference and criminal checks on their employees.

March 12, 2004 by

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