“Live@edu is a cloud solution which technical jobs are backed end by Microsoft engineers, therefore it reduces implementation, deployment, maintenance time as well as management time. In general, I am advanced from Live@edu…”
Tho Le, Manager of Technology, Australian International School
AIS is one of the international schools which invested high cost in technology applications for education. To meet the demand of email system for current teachers and students, the school will have to invest a significant cost to the Exchange Server, AD Server. After deploying Live@edu system in the first six months, the school have saved $40,000 cost. It also is improving email reliability and providing teachers a more convenient and collaborative work environment.
learning, but embedded throughout the curriculum. Students engage in music compositions and use traditional and digital animation editing software; web design and construction; wikis; mathematics software; data probes and analysis software alongside the usual Office suite. They are encouraged to be creative with digital presentation and to stand out from the crowd, which will prepare them for a future where competition in this field will be high.
The School offers a web based learning platform. The AIS Community Portal allows the whole school community to log in and engage with student learning and school activities globally with internet connection. In this way ICT provides learning experiences when and where they are needed and allows students to progress at their own pace.
When starting in Vietnam, AIS has focused on developing Information technology to use and support learning system. Base on Microsoft platform, apply Exchange Server 2010 to manage Email and synchronize database of students, faculties, staffs
From March 2012, AIS began attending to Microsoft Live@edu program, setting up Outlook Live and SharePoint services. Now email system has about 520 student accounts and 100 staff accounts which used like one of main application for learning and teaching.
At AIS, SharePoint and Live@edu are working together; SharePoint provides not only a central place to store information, processes but also an environment where staffs can co-works in an effective way. Live@edu gives a reliable way to communicate as well as receive alerts from SharePoint via email. SharePoint together
with Live@edu open a new professional working method in organization.
After nearly 6 monthly using Live@edu, AIS are generally happy with this solution as well as partner’s support (AT.COM).
1. SharePoint deployment objectives for students, lecturers, parent.
By implementing Live@edu, Australian International School is enjoying more reliable email communications, saving significant costs, and giving teachers and staff a work environment that is more convenient and collaborative.
Since the beginning, AIS have noticed reliability improvements from having replaced the AIS’s onsite email infrastructure with Outlook Live.
“Live@edu is a cloud solution which technical jobs are backed end by Microsoft engineers, therefore it reduces implement, deployment, maintenance time as well as management time. In general, I am advanced from Live@edu.” Tho le says’
Impressive Cost Savings
Yearly savings come from avoiding the licensing costs of email anti-virus and anti-spam software, and the bonus savings in the first year come from avoiding a server hardware replacement.
With the savings enabled by moving to Live@edu, AIS are able to preserve other IT initiatives that had been considered for cancellation—such as a web-based video archive that is popular with teachers and students alike.
With SkyDrive enabling document creation and storage to move to the cloud, teachers and staff enjoy not only more convenience but also more collaboration. Teachers are working on lesson plans and class presentations from home or elsewhere, without having to remember to back up files to a portable drive and carry it around with them, Teachers also are using the cloud for sharing photo- and video-based materials and eventually will use it for collaborating on a common curriculum.
The advice AIS would give another school evaluating Live@edu is encourage them to use Live@edu. Moreover, Live@edu is going to be upgraded into office 365 which even provides more great features such as Lync, SharePoint online.
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Document edited October 2012