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e-asTTLe Testing System for Sale?


Potential privatisation of MoE’s maligned e-asTTLE testing system for students opens up wider debate …. http://goo.gl/fWuwcs Schools to pay for tests Labour says software sell-off will leave schools picking up the tab for $8m upgrade. …

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Office 365 v Google Apps Debate


The Office 365 v Google Apps debate continues! 🙂 http://goo.gl/qwJ1Cy Why Microsoft will beat Google in the enterprise cloud war Google beat Microsoft to market with its cloud-based suite of business apps, but the tables have turned and … …

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Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Gmail


Looking forward to DLP becoming available for progressive Google Apps for Education schools at some stage! http://goo.gl/tr3ScG Keeping data secure with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Gmail googleappsupdates.blogspot.co.nz Every company has data that it must keep secure — whether that data is about co…    …

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Consultation on the Education Act


Consultation on the Education Act 1989 is an online process so go https://consultation.education.govt.nz/ and have your say! …

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Google Classroom proving popular


22 Oct 2015 Google Classroom now used by 10 million and moving ahead strongly! http://goo.gl/zWbSkP  …

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Google Support for SAML


We’re pleased to see Google announcing increased support for SAML and, for those schools and businesses with a strong focus on Google Apps in particular, their SSO offering may be an option well worth consideration. http://goo.gl/zARygx Manage multiple SAML and OIDC-based cloud services and custom apps with Google Apps Single… Businesses today are investing in numerous cloud applications to provide the simple,…

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Connected Learning Advisory from CoredEd


An awesome IT advisory service being provided FoC for schools by @coreeducation http://goo.gl/zB4ZgS   …

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SSO Integration with N4L Filtering


Good news from @N4LNZ – “N4L schools wanting to implement Individualised Filtering ….can now do so using SAML” …

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SIF – National Schools Interoperability Program


With the Ministry of Education’s DELTA workgroup now looking at Student Management Systems (and their data) again, I think it’s time to re-consider the internationally recognised SIF data exchange format (promoted in our region by Australia’s NSIP) so we can make best use of that SMS data for the other applications at schools. Before the local SMS-LMS and IDE initiatives were…

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Exchanging School Information


The MoE is reviewing school mgmt systems (and related data) – time to look at SIF again! http://goo.gl/mjQLNc  …

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