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A lot of traction has been made in cities around the launch of new, cheap tablets, software applications for school curriculum, and pilots in schools with tablets. But it's the children in villages who really need tablets.
In my first blog for the year, I noted how cloud computing can be a force to be reckoned with, leveling the playing field between old school software companies and Web 2.0 ones.
As a Free Software stalwart, I’ve long considered Google Web Fonts a magnificent service: the fonts are Free, and Google hosts them for free, so that everyone can have web fonts on their websites.I also came across Kickstarter a few months ago, via the educationalist Phil Shapiro, and have indeed contributed to the book Don’t Go Back to School.
New York City plans to open new learning facilities, one of which includes a school that focuses on software engineering.
Tomorrow's software leaders won't offer old-school ERP and CRM. The enterprise software stack is pivoting to reset around activities that barely existed a decade ago.
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For the past 10 months, apparently, IBM has been working with the City University of New York (CUNY) on analytics software specifically focused on helping schools in the New York public school system better-manage their energy consumption. But, frankly, I don't see any reason why this technology couldn't be applied to other public school systems in the future, with some localization.
The software giant will work out licensing agreements with UK educational institutions using a new method that could reduce costs for schools by up to 50 percent
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Ubuntu clearly rivals Windows 7 in terms of stability, speed, and functionality. Yet school IT staff who try to take advantage of this free software often meet with serious resistance.
Just navigating the various licensing models for Microsoft software is enough to make school IT decision-makers move to open source. However, there are ways to make fully, legally licensed Microsoft software relatively affordable in K12 and higher education.
This one will make you think next time you contemplate upgrade your entire computer just to accommodate the demands of one particular software application or a new operating system.An essay/study has been released by the Nottingham University Business School in the United Kingdom that suggests "software bloat" is a big culprit for the escalating problem of electronic waste.
China's Web filtering efforts face more hurdles as school administrations and Internet cafes are without, or have uninstalled content sifting software.
Power management software company BigFix has scored a 15,000-license deal with Texas Southern University. The school expects to save about $225,000 per year in energy costs (which translates to $35 to $45 per managed endpoint per year).
It wasn't all that long ago that a key question when you bought a new computer was, Office or WordPerfect? I mean not long ago in human years.
ITPro featured an interesting article late last week about a new application called "How was School Today?" The simple question after which the software is named is hardly simple for non-verbal or severely disabled students.
Most people know that I'm a big proponent of netbooks in school. Cheap, easy Internet access with basic productivity and communications software is more than enough for the average student and 95% of what he or she might need to do, making the purchase of high-end Mac hardware a waste of money.
The tech industry spends a lot of time talking about market share. Whether it's hardware (iPod, iPhone, Macs ...) or software (Windows, Linux, Mac OS, browsers ...), we seems to want to read a lot into this particular metric. But is "market share" thinking "old school" thinking?
Microsoft launched on Friday a software package for a Portuguese ultra-cheap laptop for school children that the government hopes will boost the country's technological edge in education.
It's almost back-to-school time here in New Jersey, so I thought it appropriate to update the Installfest for Schools item that I covered in late May.To refresh your collective memory, Untangle and the Alameda County Computer Resource Center got together at LinuxWorld earlier this month to encourage volunteers to refurbish old computers with free and open source software from Ubuntu/Canonical and Mozilla, with an eye to placing the systems in school districts that could use a little extra help.
Most of our decisions have come together fairly well on our elementary/middle school tech refreshes, particularly in terms of platform and software. However, there is some debate about using computers in several small lab stations in individual classrooms vs.
So here I am, gathering requirements from the various school principles and power users around the district as we really flesh out plans for a tech refresh (exactly what software do we need to support and why, who could use mobile computing, where could a smartboard or projector enhance instruction, etc.).
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