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Clouds mean better education in Ethiopia. 250,000 teachers nationwide can download curriculum, keep track of academic records and securely transfer student data throughout the education system. Now need to track performance and apply learning analytics.

• “As U.S. companies start exploring doing some of this computing this year, a school system on the other side of the globe has already leapt into the cloud. Ethiopia is rolling out 250,000 laptops to its schoolteachers nationwide, all running on Microsoft's cloud platform, called Azure.”

• “FullArmor's Kim estimates building a network for thousands of teachers would have cost hundreds of dollars per teacher, compared with a few dollars per month via the cloud. Through the cloud, FullArmor can push software updates, clean out viruses and send curriculum software to each laptop.”

• “A system of keeping track of academic performance, for instance, would allow his academy to spot talented students throughout the country”

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Tags: analytics, cloud, education, ethiopia, fitts, joey, management, microsoft, performance

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Comment by Joey Fitts on July 25, 2009 at 10:34am
Thanks for weighing in Ajay - agree that's more of these solutions. Keep me posted on your progress!

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