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Why schools should accept online payments and move towards a cashless ecosystem

Posted by Tribal Group on July 19, 2018

A recent report by Deloitte found that by digitising manual payment processes, Australian schools could redirect more than 2,000 hours of teacher and admin time towards learning outcomes per school.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

How wide is the digital divide in education?

Posted by Tribal Group on July 16, 2018

If you’ve been reading our blogs in this series, you’ll have seen how the technology necessary for cloud-based blended and distance learning as well as MOOCs is undoubtedly more prolific and cheaper than it ever has been – hence more and more educators around the world are moving to the cloud. Yet many argue that the digital divide is widening: the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Five steps to embed a culture of continuous improvement in early years settings

Posted by Lorna Dick on June 18, 2018

High quality early years provision has a positive impact on the daily lives of young children, and in their longer-term learning and achievements. The wealth of research substantiating this statement is well known to those who work in the early years sector.  

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Addressing and eliminating the increasing vocabulary gap across all phases of schooling

Posted by Angela Taylor on June 15, 2018

Two new publications this year have once again highlighted the impact of a limited vocabulary on the achievement of a child: ‘Why Closing the Word Gap Matters” an Oxford Language Report and ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ by Alex Quigley.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

What happens when teaching is no longer restrained to the classroom?

Posted by Tribal Group on June 7, 2018

The need for more learner-centred systems (over institution and educator dictated systems) is growing. After all, digital natives demand flexible and tailored services – their apps and lifestyle tools are increasingly 24/7 and accessible from smart devices. Cloud-based apps are loved by resident students, blended students and distance students alike: students are empowered.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

The Cloud, SaaS, and Automation – and what it means for the education sector

Posted by Tribal Group on May 31, 2018

If you’ve kept an eye on education software solution providers over the past 12 months, chances are their latest or soon to be major release is SaaS. When surveyed, 96 per cent of UK universities and 35 per cent of schools have implemented some sort of cloud technology in 2017. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

A step-by-step guide to the cloud in education and blended learning

Posted by Tribal Group on May 24, 2018

The cloud has been an almighty buzzword in education over the past decade and during its infancy fears of security and dependability were rife. While the initiative was there, secure, reliable and high-speed Internet connections were lacking or cost-prohibitive. Over recent years, this has all changed.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Five ways technology can help streamline school administration

Posted by Tribal Group on April 12, 2018

When it comes to schools and information technology, attention tends to focus on how best to make use of IT as a teaching aid. Strategies include equipping students with notebooks, installing smartboards in classrooms, and incorporating internet-based resources in the learning process.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Data accuracy looms as major challenge facing educations, survey finds

Posted by Tribal Group on April 12, 2018


Data consistency and its accuracy in support of legislation compliance and driving positive student outcomes are the biggest daily challenges for those working in and delivering education across Australia and New Zealand.  That’s according to the “Global Education Market Study” conducted by Tribal Group, a pioneering world leader of education software and services.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Schools & Early Years

Finding the right person to lead the change - managing software implementation.

Posted by Prue Beams on March 20, 2018

It is widely recognised that no matter how effectively a software implementation is managed, its initial uptake and long-term success lies firmly in the hands of the project’s change team. There are many things to consider when assembling this team, such as what type of person should lead this effort and what support do they need? Should they come from within the organisation or from a third-party provider?

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Schools & Early Years