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New MS licensing for schools, Coggno intros Activities tool, and boost for online teaching community.


New MS licensing for schools

Microsoft has introduced a software licensing deal for schools which could generate significant savings on operating systems and office productivity software, says Computing.co.uk.

The Subscription Enrolment Schools Pilot would provide schools who wish to use Microsoft software with improved opportunities to achieve greater value for money, according to Stephen Crowne, chief executive of the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, the organisation that advises schools on their IT plans.

"It will also make it easier for such schools to use a mix of proprietary and open source products as they see fit," said Crowne.

Coggno intros Activities tool

Coggno, a learning management system (LMS) and online courseware platform, now offers supervisors, educators, and all LMS administrators it`s Activities tool to aid the administrative responsibility of overseeing and guiding student activities, states WebWire.

The Activities feature allows online training administrators a simple tool for viewing, in real-time, the online course activities of students.

Depending on their positions, certain employees must undergo compliance training.

Boost for online teaching community

Promethean, an interactive education technology solutions provider, has announced the Promethean Planet 2.0, reports Computerworld.

Set to be previewed in the US late June, global availability is expected in the coming months.

Promethean Planet is the world`s fastest growing online interactive whiteboard community, designed to provide teachers with the ability to share new and innovative lessons, access a wide variety of professional development materials and connect with each other from every corner of the world.

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