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Governor Portal

4 October 2008

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The governor portal has been launched. All the governors were given a demonstration of the portal at the full governors meeting. The governors are pleased with the portal which is a reflection in their involvement in the procurement process. A good Q&A session was had – already governors were thinking quite creatively and out of […]

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Implementation Road Map

31 August 2008

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Have done a lot of thinking over the last week about how we will roll out the project to stakeholders. Currently looking at the following:   TERM 1   Initial Staff training – Training allocation from FROG to be used to develop capacity in the specialist departments (Maths, Science and Technology). Pushing for day 1 […]

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Implementation meeting with FROG

28 June 2008

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Have spent the last couple of weeks thinking about FROG sub-consciously most days. At every opportunity I have had, I’ve been scribbling notes on my tablet, recording voice memos on my phone and reflecting on ideas every night to formulate a vision as to what the Costello implementation of FROG will look like. We’ve tried […]

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Jumping with FROG

16 June 2008

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Not quite sure how much detail I can go into here about our own procurement process in terms of the 3 suppliers that were shortlisted but what I can say is that I am delighted that the college is partnering with FROG to develop our E-Learning solution. The decision went to our governing body and […]

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Remotely hosted solution or a local solution?

4 June 2008

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This is a question I often get asked about schools and I don’t think that there is a definitive answer, it really does depend on the context of your school and working environment/resources. Many authorities will cite back to schools that managing IT infrastructure is not core business within a school and as such is […]

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Procuring a Learning Platform

3 June 2008

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Having procured a number of E-Learning solutions – a LA, schools and more recently a 14-19 partnership. I thought I would try and share with you some of my thoughts on the procurement process – some of the pitfalls that I have encountered along the way as well as what I hope, are some some […]

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What shaped our vision

6 March 2008

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One thing I think we are good at here at Costello is shaping our vision and aligning against our core values. The learning platform group, along with all members of the college community were involved in shaping our vision for E-Learning and engagement through the extended use of ICT. We came up with some key […]

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Those first steps

12 February 2008

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Coming into the college and starting with some fairly small projects, but projects that had big wins really started to develop a very healthy culture for the use of IT in the school. All classes had been equipped with teacher PC’s for electronic registration and multimedia projectors. The staff were tooled with the hardware and […]

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>History of E-Learning at Costello

10 January 2008

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Costello Technology College is a specialist technology college now in it’s third phase of designation. We had an OfSTED inspection at the beginning of October 2008 and we are just reshaping our SDP to resubmit for re-designation. This is my third year at the college and the main thrust behind my appointment was to bring […]

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