Thursday, February 19, 2009

Are you certifiable - well are you

A neat set of online tests for know it alls - who may one day go down the open source route but are too cool to actually ever take a vendor certification test.
Eh besides they might fail

Useful game to give to your long in the tooth IT support staff - who know it all anyway - they may have a fight over the answers and the wording of the questions .. when they don't get a high score ;-)

Well done Microsoft. .. Worth a look and a shot too if you have ever been a serious dabbler.

Partners in Learning

I am delighted that Ollie Bray and Musselburgh Grammar School are carrying the torch into the UK Finals of Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award in Reading this week and I have high hopes that they get all the way to Vienna and the final. I think we hear tomorrow.

I hope this story is picked up and put out to all Scottish Schools. The Partners in Learning Portal is coming soon to GLOW and gives Scottish teachers an opportunity to share Virtual Classroom Tours ( lesson plans and online resources) with a global audience. Education isn't about local anymore and it is great to have partners who understand this.

If you teach you should have a look at the innovative teachers forum and best of luck to the East Lothian Guitar Heroes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Singularity University

Singularity University

On the day we hear that the bosses of the Royal Bank of Scotland and The Bank of Scotland lacked any formal banking qualifications.
Worth looking at these programmes from this new University - the challenges facing all of us are complex and multi-disciplinary and there is some interesting thinking going into the shaping of these programmes. The next big universities will be based anywhere - not just the ones we know already.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009