In recent months I have had numerous discussions about what the differences are between a Virtual Learning Environment, a Learning Gateway and a Learning Platform. Other conversations I have had is ‘What should I name my environment?’ So what is the difference? VLE A Virtual Learning Environment is a teaching tool that can assist you … Continue reading VLE, Learning Gateway or Learning Platform?
There are many email products that could be used for the Learning Gateway but if you ask most people they will say they use Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft recently released their latest version of Exchange (Exchange 2010) which we will look into further in a few posts time. Cloud computer is being pushed by many different … Continue reading The Next Learning Gateway: Live@edu
As we start to look at the next version of server products I wanted to touch on Microsoft latest version of Hyper-V. So what is HyperV/Virtualisation? Released as a updated feature in Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V provides virtualisation of your operating systems on a single box. A single physical machine can host multiple machines … Continue reading The Next Learning Gateway: Virtualisation
I recently spoke at an event about engaging users in your Learning Gateway with the right content in the right areas. You have content everywhere. Don’t think that content is just a Word document or SCORM files you have brought from a content supplier. Content is everywhere, it changes everyday, the school newsletter, the latest … Continue reading Content for the Learning Gateway
Over the last 2 blog posts we have looked at the client side of the next Microsoft Learning Gateway. Since the posts Windows 7 has hit yet another milestone and the final one before general release on the 22nd October. Windows 7 RTM (Release To Manufactories) is the full version of the operating system and … Continue reading The next Learning Gateway: Client Summary
At the recent Microsoft World Partner Conference in America, Microsoft announced they had reached the Technical Preview milestone of the Office 2010 suite. So what is Technical Preview? Technical Preview is also known as beta 1, so Microsoft have now got Office 2010 suite to beta 1. Which is great but what’s different, do we … Continue reading The next Learning Gateway: Office 2010 / Semblio
I first got to play with the next Microsoft operating system a few days before BETT (January 2009) when the public beta was made available. Windows 7 is a vast improvement over Vista, improved speed, file transfer and other new features. Speed As my mobile laptop I have a HP Mininote 2133 with Windows … Continue reading The next Learning Gateway: Windows 7
Over the next 12 months Microsoft have some major releases of their main applications. Many of these build up the elements of the Microsoft Learning Gateway. Over the coming month we’ll have a look at the different products that are currently available for beta and a look at what is yet to come. Here is … Continue reading What coming in the next version of the Microsoft Learning Gateway…
Over the past few months I’ve been working on building a new user group. The Learning Gateway User Group is a new community site for education schools/organisations to blog about what they are doing, share their experiences in the class room and their technical knowledge with the Microsoft Learning Gateway. Of course it’s not all … Continue reading Announcing the 'Learning Gateway User Group'
Yesterday the lunchtime sessions were announced for the European SharePoint Best Practices Conference in London starting on the 6th April. Andrew Woodward (Blog, Twitter) and myself will be having a panel discussion on SharePoint in Education. Come and join the conversation and get involved as we talk all things SharePoint and Eductation. If your not … Continue reading Education Discussion Panel at SharePoint Best Practice Conference