Apple gushes on 30 years of making Macs

This year signifies the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, and who better to reflect on this achievement than the almighty creator Apple? Cupertino has dedicated a corner of its website to such a retrospective, the focal point of which is an inspirational video starring several fans who talk about what Macs have meant to […]

Finding Information on the Internet: Table of Contents

Finding Information on the Internet: Table of Contents. This tutorial presents the substance of the web searching workshops formerly offered by the UC Berkeley Library, but now suspended due to budget reductions. We use the term “Research-quality Web Searching” to reflect our belief that there is a lot of great material on the Web – […]

Alberta Education – Provincial Microsoft Licensing

Alberta Education’s previous Provincial Microsoft License (PML) and Operating System/Enterprise Client Access Licensing (OS/ECAL) agreements expired as of May 31, 2013. The current agreement, which started June 1, 2013, includes the same software products but is structured in a different way.  Instead of having two agreements (PML and OS/ECAL), these are combined into one Provincial […]

Alberta Education – How the Accountability Pillar works

The Accountability Pillar uses data on student achievement from Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams, and information on perceived quality of education using survey data from students, parents, and teachers (conducted between January and March each year). It also uses additional student outcome data such as drop out rates (page 57), high school completion rates (page […]

Alberta Education – Accountability Pillar

Alberta has developed an innovative way of measuring school authority performance to ensure we continue to provide the best possible education opportunities for all of our students. The Accountability Pillar along with equitable funding and flexibility and the three pillars of the renewed funding framework.  School authorities receive equitable funding and have maximum flexibility in […]

Alberta Education – Emerge One-to-One Laptop Learning

Alberta Education’s Emerge Laptop Learning Project was initiated in response to a growing trend toward one-to-one mobile computing. In September 2006, Alberta Education issued a Call for Proposals from Alberta school jurisdictions interested in research-based one-to-one wireless learning initiatives that supported specific educational goals within Grades 4-12. As a result, 20 school jurisdictions became part of the Emerge Laptop […]

Alberta Education – Participants – 26 Projects

Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School District   No. 150   Inspiring and Supporting Learning This project will implement timely deployment, maintenance and inventory of mobile equipment to support 21st century learning.  Management processes and software customization will be completed over the jurisdiction’s wireless network infrastructure with the intent to efficiently image, inventory, support and sustain laptops in […]

Alberta Education – Learning and Technology Policy Framework

The Learning and Technology Policy Framework (2013) is a major step towards realizing one of the four policy shifts identified by Inspiring Education. Policy Shift 4: Technology to Support the Creation and Sharing of Knowledge is critical to achieving the vision of supporting students to become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens, with an entrepreneurial spirit. When […]