Innovative Schools Case Studies

07 June, 2009 · less than a minute to read

Innovative Schools Case Studies

Microsoft have published a series of "deep case studies" about four schools who have been using ICT in innovative ways. Although created by Microsoft the studies are technology agnostic - in fact they had to cut lots of content where interviewees enthused about specific Microsoft products. Each schools story is broken down into nine chapters which can all be read and digested independently: 

  • School Overview
  • Change Management
  • Student Experience
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Parent Experience
  • School Administration
  • Local Government View
  • Use of ICT
  • Where Next?

So you can read about just the issues which are most pressing for you, read an entire school's story or jump around as you fancy. None of them are presented as the 'right' way to handle the changes or ICT, just how each school handled the issues, their approaches and the outcomes, good and bad. The stories are good to watch if you are thinking about or making changes in the way you and your school are working with and using ICT. Read the case studies at the Innovative Schools website or read a longer overview at Ray Fleming's blog.

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Written by Richard Willis

Managing Director / Founder

Richard started SalamanderSoft in 2007 after a successful career as a software developer. Wanting to start his own company and with experience in integrating school systems he set out to build the best integration system for schools and to exceed customer expectations. He starting out on his own, doing all the coding, support and sales until finally the growing number of customers meant he needed to start growing the team. He is still heavily involved in coding the core Integration Suite product in addition to running the company and being the first point of contact for prospective customers.

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