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Teaching IT Skills

Teaching IT Skills. How we do it, from 100 to 6000 students. Who am I ?. Christopher Maneu Microsoft Student Partner Consultant @ Bewise www.maneu.fr. Bewise French company expert in Microsoft Solutions MSPs , MVPs , Regional Director South of France, with sunny weather 

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Teaching IT Skills

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  1. Teaching IT Skills How we do it, from 100 to 6000 students

  2. Whoam I ? Christopher Maneu • Microsoft Student Partner • Consultant @ Bewise www.maneu.fr Bewise • French company expert in Microsoft Solutions • MSPs, MVPs, RegionalDirector • South of France, withsunnyweather www.bewise.fr

  3. Bigschool, interesting challenges

  4. Some of our questions • How to deliver the same curriculum across 33 campuses with the same quality? • How to start the courses with so different baselines ? • How to encourage students to learn beyond the classroom ?

  5. Meeting students’ needs

  6. First, communication • Live@Edu • Windows Live Messenger • Intranet with documents, tools, schedules, etc…

  7. Hosted messaging solution for academicinstutions Exchange 2010 Hosted, 10Gb/mailbox For free http://www.liveatedu.com

  8. Tools • Tablet PC • Virtual machine based courses • MSDNAA • DreamSpark • IT Academy

  9. MSDNAA • Free software for all students + faculty • MSDNAA require campus subscription • OS, Servers, Developmenttools • Free courseware • Free Marketplace/XGA subscription http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/academic/default.aspx

  10. Can’tafford MSDNAA subscription ? Freeequivalent for students http://www.dreamspark.com

  11. How weshapeour courses

  12. Blendedlearning E-Learning + Face-to-face learning

  13. The ideabehindblendedlearning The first steps may take time, but do not make a lot of knowledge. • Delivering through e-learning allows students to learn the basics at their own pace • Some others students already have this knowledge Then, when everybody have a minimum set of knowledge, go back to face to face learning

  14. Part 1 : Foundations • Deliveredthrough • Studentscomplete course and labs • At the end, studentstake an evaluation

  15. Part 2 : Coreknowledge • Face-to-face learning • Dividedbetween lectures and labs • 2-part evaluation • Complete lab or project • End of semester global test

  16. Courses and certifications • Each course syllabus istargeting a certification (if exists) • If a studentpass a certification, he/sheearncredits in the course • Schooltuituionfeesinclude exams vouchers • Some campus are prometric/pearson vue testing centre

  17. The next challenges

  18. A betterlearningexperience • E-learning is not working for all students • Concierge service • Offline foundations • Integrating MOAC books to ourcourseware • Powerpoint labmanuals are not working

  19. A better intranet experience • Moving custom intranet to Sharepoint 2010 • Our needs are growingfaster (labs, group projects, …) • Leverage the Sharepointconnectivity • Building offline client

  20. Certifications • MCTS/MCITP/Othervendors • « Cert camps » • Test exams • Introducing MTA • Allows first yearstudents to take an appropriate exam

  21. How to teach to digital naives • Engage them • Projects & incubators • Community • Startups • Bit literacy • How to manage and live with all of our bits

  22. Let’s chat together

  23. Thankyou

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