Innovations 2019

Edtech insights for senior leadership There is no shortage of innovation in education technology. But, with ever-shrinking budgets, the challenge for schools is simply to provide a robust IT platform that pupils and staff can rely on, at the best possible value. Any additional funds need to be invested strategically to bring the biggest gains. The innovation that will, therefore, … Read More

CSE launch a new approach to IT Support services at Bett 2017

Intelligent Outsource and Intelligent Co-source place smart technologies at the heart of schools’ IT support systems, enabling them to reduce costs whilst increasing system reliability. The launch of these new services marks a step change in the approach to IT support within schools, which has lagged behind advances in education technology and the needs of users. The days when schools … Read More

‘TRUE’ single-sign-on: a definition

‘TRUE’ single-sign-on: a definition We recently wrote about the major upgrade released for Magellan. In that post we described our latest single-sign-on (SSO) solution for schools and colleges as ‘true’ single-sign-on – but what did we mean by this? Well, there’s no shortage of SSO products out there for schools and colleges looking to make technology more usable for their ... Read More

Breaktime Buzz: ooVoo

Breaktime Buzz: ooVooOur series for staff in schools and colleges exploring what’s trending in the world of apps and social media, helping you find out what’s popular in the classrooms and corridors around you. What is it? ooVoo is an app that allows users to video or voice chat with up to 12 contacts at once. It can also be ... Read More

The University of Birmingham School: Installation Progresses

The University of Birmingham School: Installation ProgressesThe University of Birmingham School is opening next month and promises to be a pioneering institution – the first secondary University Training School in the country. CSE have been selected to provide comprehensive IT services, from installing their complete ICT network to ongoing site-based support. As the start of term approaches things are getting ... Read More

Got it covered? How we use wireless mapping to eliminate dead spots

Got it covered? How we use wireless mapping to eliminate dead spots.You’ve got the tablets and laptops. You’ve got staff on board. And you’ve got plenty of bandwidth to support the web traffic. But have you got a good enough wireless set up? It’s as integral a part of a good BYOD infrastructure as any of the above, so how ... Read More

Teacher’s Guide to Gamification

Teacher's Guide to GamificationMany would consider ‘gaming’ a barrier to progress, with bleary-eyed students struggling to focus after a late night battling fictional characters with their online gaming friends, most of whom they will never meet. But gamification is buzzword in education, and it has been claimed that it will revolutionise student engagement and attainment. So what exactly is it? ... Read More

CSE is proud to be included in the ICT Services for Education Framework

CSE is proud to be included in the ICT Services for Education FrameworkCSE is pleased to be included as an approved supplier in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) ICT Services for Education Framework (RM1050). The Framework has been designed and built in collaboration with the Department for Education and the Education Funding Agency. This new version, awarded in April 2015, ... Read More

BBC Micro Bit vs Raspberry Pi: do we really need both?

BBC Micro Bit vs Raspberry Pi: do we really need both?Many readers will belong to a generation that was introduced to the brave new world of computers and programming thanks to the BBC Micro, which could be found in schools across the UK in the 1980’s. This autumn they’re hoping to do it again with the Micro Bit, a pocket-sized ... Read More

12 ideas to help you get your network into shape this summer

12 ideas to help you get your network into shape this summerSummer holidays? Maybe for some, but if you’re a network manager it’s time to get to work! So how can we best utilise the longest period of downtime we get in the academic calendar? Here are some ideas for improving your network while you are student-free. 1 Update your ... Read More