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AdminZilla Network Administrator

The AdminZilla Network Administrator is a simple application that allows you to monitor live screens of remote computers. Watch...

February 23, 2015 By EduIQ

MyEvaluations.com Mobile

One-touch login to mobile.MyEvaluations.com when you are on the go!Mobile.myevaluations.com is our web app that is constantly being...

February 5, 2015 By MyEvaluations.com Inc.

The real LA schools iPad scandal

A massive rollout of iPads in the LA Unified School District has been paused after the district's plans for content filtering and security quickly collapsed. Won’t someone think of the children?

October 4, 2013 by

CrossTec SchoolVue

CrossTec SchoolVue classroom management software gives instructors control of classroom technology at all times. This feature rich...

January 19, 2015 By CrossTec Corporation

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Parents Need Mobile Device Management, Too

Parental controls apps are to parents what mobile device management is to IT administrators. This is an area where Android, perhaps surprisingly, may have the lead over iOS.

September 28, 2012 by

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

Sydney college revamps student system

The International College of Management Sydney has taken the first steps towards swapping out its ageing student management system in order to automate manual processes and allow students to deal with the college online.

May 18, 2011 by

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

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