So I’m in the process of preparing to take my A+ exams (along with one of my employees as kind of a buddy challenge) and my MCSE, as we’re ready to wave goodbye to NetWare. Trying to squeeze both in… Read More »TestOut vs. Examsaver – a tale of two CBTs
Apparently they can’t release the report right now due to restrictions on government announcements during an open election, but the preliminary findings released so far sound good. From the Register story: “The landmark report will show that OSS can be… Read More »New report to say that schools save $ with open source software
The University of Missouri is testing a program called Qualrus, that scores student essays. Sounds like it will save teaching staff a lot of time, but how long is it until the students develop a program that writes essays Qualrus… Read More »Essays marked by computer program
CRN has an interesting story on how VARs are selling schools PCs with additional video cards and using Win XP’s multiple user sessions have two users use the PC at the same time. Microsoft seems fuzzy on the legality of… Read More »Two-User PC – a nice fit for schools?
Standard & Poor’s has brought SchoolMatters online recently. They bill it as “a public source for information and analysis about our nation’s public schools.” It has some very nice data analysis and comparison tools, although I would like it if… Read More »SchoolMatters: online data for schools
According to eSchool News Online: “Kevin J. Martin, President Bush’s choice to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) into a new era of digital transmissions, is a firm supporter of the eRate and other telecommunications programs that benefit education, according… Read More »New FCC chief friendly to schools
BBC News’ story has a strong focus on the educational aspects of the plan. Another interesting part of the plan is a “digital challenge” prize awarded to the local authority for giving universal online access to services – sounding similar… Read More »UK reveals 7 point plan to tackle their “digital divide”