During this week's ISTE 2011 conference in Philadelphia, LanSchool announced that it was being acquired by a non-education vendor. At the same time it said it had just upgraded its main application and that it would soon release a free new management console designed specifically for technology coordinators.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Google is increasing the amount of storage it provides to institutions that use its free Apps for Education platform.
IlliniCloud, a cloud computing consortium serving K-12 schools in Illinois, is nearing the end of a pilot program testing a statewide, cloud-based disaster recovery service.
GSX has announced general availability of GSX Monitor & Analyzer v10, a tool for monitoring cloud-based messaging and collaboration services, including services hosted outside the organization's firewall.
Google has launched a free suite of tools designed to help individuals protect their online reputations by identifying and dealing with disparaging or confidential information posted about them.
Questionmark has released an update to its SaaS-based assessment tool, Questionmark OnDemand. The incremental update includes new forms of analytics reporting tools to help measure performance and pinpoint areas that might be in need of additional investigation.
Cloud computing is no longer just used to manage administrative technology--thanks to its accessibility, ease of use, and versatility. All over the country, teachers, students, and administrators are trying different cloud-based solutions--some free or inexpensive--that allow multiple users to collaborate in innovative ways. Here are nine examples from K-12 educators who have found creative ways to get their heads in the cloud.
One state shows how cloud-based learning can provide continuity of instruction to help juvenile offenders stay on track for graduation.
Ericom has released AccessNow, a pure HTML5 remote desktop (RDP) client that runs within a Web browser without the need to install anything on the client device.
A company with its own learning management system (LMS) for academic and corporate use has taken the social networking aspects of its LMS and turned them into an add-on product that will work with competing LMSes.
- By Dian Schaffhauser