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Paul Bell, who heads up Dell’s global public sector business, will lead a session focused on the future vision of Connected Learning. As well as sharing Dell’s new …

Paul Bell, who heads up Dell’s global public sector business, will lead a session focused on the future vision of Connected Learning. As well as sharing Dell’s new education solutions and sharing education trends we’re seeing he will lead a panel session with Chris Baker, Head of e-Learning, John Cabot Academy; Debbie Forster, Head of School Programmes, e-skills UK; and Iris Lapinski, UK Director, Center for Digital Inclusion Europe.

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  • I’ve attended BETT many times over the years, but the conversations happening here are now hit close to home, as I lead Dell’s global education business and as a parent with three school-age children…It’s great to see BETT expanding its focus outside of the UK with BETT International. Education − & education technology − really is a global conversation that involves administrators, CIOs, principals and teachers. Dell is a part of that conversation.We are developing technology solutions for about 8.5 million students and their teachers, from classrooms to the critical infrastructures that serve as the foundation for effective classroom technology. Those 400,000-plus classrooms reside along a whole continuum of budget, development and education achievement. But whether they’re in London or Beijing or Sao Paulo, education leaders around the world share many common goals and challenges...
  • Education is transforming from an era in which nearly the sole focus was on core subject knowledge, such as math, science and language to a focus on application of that knowledge through E-skills, as well as ICT enabling.From a focus on devices and ICT in the classroom to access to digital content.As far as teachers go, we are moving from a focus on training teachers how to use technology, to how teachers can use technology to improve instruction.Classrooms are increasingly student focused, so that personalized learning can be achieved, whereas the focus in the past was on the teacher as a deliverer of information.And finally, while point-in-time high stakes assessments are still common, we are seeing an increasing focus on measuring student outcomes overtime.
  • I want to share with you how we’ve seen schools shift that 80/20 split, investing less in maintenance and more into making sure their environments support student outcomes. The first lesson is that what’s happening in the datacenter is as important as what’s happening in the classroom when it comes to technology in education. By transforming their data centers, IT leaders and administrators can reduce IT maintenance costs and free up resources for classroom technology that teachers and students can interface with directly. And in doing so they will also prepare their districts to capitalize on the economics, scalability and flexibility of the cloud in the future. For example, administrators should adopt automated management tools in the data center to push patches and secure student systems, moving resources from custodial tasks to strategic teaching and learning initiatives.…We also recommend that schools procure systems with their unique images and software pre-loaded and leverage virtualization to improve server and datacenter performance, flexibility, use-of-space and lower energy costs. Virtualization also addresses the conondrum of students and teachers who want to use their personal handheld device – or even computer – for school.--- a growing but not insurmountable challenge for administrators, We’re using networking technology and virtual desktop infrastructures to manage the “BYOD” challenge with digital identities that not tied to a single physical device and data that is kept secure in the data center.Virtualization lets schools reduce the amount of time and money they’re spending to keep up with device sprawl all while providing secure access to information on a variety of devices. As you know, school storage requirements are growing in size and complexity as digital content grows. A converged network infrastructure with consolidated storage simplifies how that data is scaled and provides centralized, secure, high-speed access as student portfolios increase and digital content grows.
  • Pembina Trails Case StudyIn Canada, the Pembina Trails School Division is an example of how transformation of ICT infrastructure can enable the kind of changes that educators desire for teaching and learning.Outcomes – that’s a term gets the attention of everyone in education. So perhaps the most important challenge of all is the increasing expectation for ICT leaders to demonstrate a return on the investment in ICT. Businesses historically struggled with showing a ROI on IT spending, but in education it’s even far more complex. As I mentioned earlier, outcomes can be measured in many different ways, from test scores to preparation for college or career, graduation and attendance rates, among others. Working with our teams, Pembina Trails developed a unique model that is driving Students and teachers can bring their own device and work from the network. Students and teachers have the same experience at home as they do in school, so its seamless and uninterrupted 40% of students use their own device vs. going to a lab They’ve seen increased attendance ______________FYI – Add’l background on Pembina from a conversation with Don Reese:Not just engagement, but empowerment. Students are taking more initiative of their learning. Teachers are more empowered to create this “teachable moment”.  What a student can’t understand, he or she can research. Creating a teachable moment across the board vs. spots. Since Program is hardware agnostic, focus becomes on comprehension and content vs. vehicle and tools. The fact that the buy in by the teachers is so complete; everyone wants to be part of this entire thing. It’s empowering students, teachers and parents. We create the expectation and a guide to help them reach it – it’s a different type of teaching It’s hard to measure success in numbers bc assessment tests are so dated. We need to create proficiency not just memorization. We need to continue outcome based learning. Students are then empowered and start creating a mastery of their own learning style. It become more a more collaborative environment Speeds and Feeds:Fastest education network in Canada right now @ 20 gigabytes Every classroom as a projector, telephone, computer Runs unified communications 50% buildings have HD video capabilities
  • Here’s an example of a large school district in the US that is using ICT, with a large dose of professional development, to personalize learning for students. Hall County, Georgia, is was being asked to do a lot with fewer dollars – last year alone, the county’s budget was cut 15%.This became the impetus for education leaders to re-examine how they were using technology in the classroom. This meant taking a systemic view of personalizing learning for each student in which technology is a key enabler, but teachers and students are the center of the teaching and learning process – not technology.To support Hall County’s goals, our education teams facilitated a “21st Century Learning Summit” where school leaders developed an innovative platform that: Lets students learn online or face to face— what we call “blended” environmentsTreats students as producers AND consumers of information Combines student learning style profiles and use data with formative and summative assessments to personalize learning Lets students access information by bring their own devices to school Lets teachers collaborate via Internet portals (BrainHoney) This project is a great demonstration of how education leaders can maximize IT budgets and, improve student and teacher eSkills and individualized learning and instruction today for better student outcomes in the future.. The focus of ICT is shifting from how to use it, to how ICT can be an enabler for learning eSkills, and engaging and motivating students.And finally, we see your increased focus on a variety outcomes. Not just outcomes as measured by grades or assessments, but outcomes measured by readiness for college or the workplace, readiness for success in one’s own personal life, and even something as basic as improved attendance.
  • Last spring I had the opportunity to visit Pierre-Curie school in Goussainville, France, which is just outside of Paris near Charles De Gaulle.Pierre-Curie is part of an initiative to provide 108 schools in the northern Paris suburbs of Valdoise with leading-edge ICT – We are a prime partner in that effort. When I visited, Pierre-Curie had just deployed technology to dozens of classrooms…this was a major win for the school, particularly since it’s in a relatively disadvantaged area where many of the students’ families are lower income. The school also launched an online platform for teacher-student and parent collaboration. Working with Dell and our partners, Pierre-Curie went from being a very traditional pencil-and-paper learning environment to a 21st century learning environment built on the needs of its teachers and students. Nearly a year later, teachers and administrators report more attentive, participative students and significant increases in attendance (note: Pierre-Curie does not have anything quantitative, but they are going to try and get us a strong indicator Monday) The teachers report that technology also enables them to more quickly identify – and help – students who are struggling. And I thought this was great…because these students feel very fortunate to have ICT in their classroom, they are respectful and are taking care of the technology – the school reports no degradation of equipment…
  • We’ve been working with the government of Mexico since 1994 on a project called Enciclomedia…another great example of the criticality of establishing a solid infrastructure to support 21st Century Learning. As part of a public-private partnership, Enciclomedia content is provided by SEP with classroom technology, service & support and satellite connectivity provided by Dell and our partners to 66,000 classrooms in 9 Mexican states.  Many of the states that Enciclomedia was designed to benefit were not accessible by roads, with mountain ranges or rivers thwarting access. (tell story of building out networks to support connectivity) Working closely with the Mexican government, partners and parents who see the benefits of a first-class education, we’ve surmounted numerous challenges over the years to help make Enciclomedia a success for Mexico’s schoolchildren. Today, the project has evolved significantly with 5th and 6th grade students in Mexican villages using digital content in interactive and stimulating ways… (do we have any performance results?) We have learned a lot of lessons have been learned on the Enciclomedia project over the past years, experience that we leverage as we support other countries and communities as they seek to modernize schools and learning. (tees up next slide)
  • UNSTRUSCTURED DATA From IDC White Paper sponsored by EMC, As the Economy Contracts, the Digital Universe Expands, May 2009 & 2Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads, UC Santa Cruz The Digital Universe will double every 18 months Of which 95% is unstructured data1 90% is never accessed after creation2 By 2012……the digital universe will be 5 times the size it was in 2008 …and the amount of digital information produced should equal nearly 2,500 exabytes In fact, according to a 2009 report by IDC, the problem is only going to get worse. “By 2011, the digital universe will be 10 times the size it was in 2006… Not all information created and transmitted gets stored, but by 2011, almost half of the digital universe will not have a permanent home. In 2011, the amount of digital information produced in the year should equal nearly 1,800 exabytes, or 10 times that produced in 2006. Source: The Expanding Digital Universe, IDC, 2008In 2011, the amount of digital information produced in the year should equal nearly 1,800 exabytes, or 10 times that produced in 2006, and 95% of this will be unstructured data.1 90% of this information is never accessed after creation. Sources: 1The Expanding Digital Universe, IDC, 2008; 2Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads, UC Santa CruzCONVERGENCE & UNIFICATIONEMAresearch shows that only 2 percent of organizations have a homogeneous virtualization environment. Source: states that during a 24-hour period, less than 10 percent of the available computing power of servers are being used. Source: CIO Magazine - Dell/Intel White paper” Virtualization: consolidation to cloud foundation” (http://salesedge/redirect? electricity prices have risen 56% since 2002. With worldwide economies growing, particularly in countries such as China and India, this trend is expected to continue. (source Dell “Hidden Data Center” Presentation) VIRTUALIUXZTIONOnly ~16% of servers are virtualized (Global 500 ~25%) and Only ~5% of desktops virtualized, but this expected to grow to 10% by 2014 Source: Virtualization With VMware or Hyper-V: What You Need To Know, Tom Bittman Gartner Webinar 26 August, 2009. Gartner, “Dataquest Insight: Alternative Delivery Models and Revised Professional Client Device Forecasts”, January, 2009According to Dell data center expert Doug Iler, in a mainstream non-virtualized environment, an organization needs one administrator for every 10-20 servers. Virtual admins can cover 10-20 physical, which equates to 40 to 100 migrated its databases to Dell hardware, achieving cost-effective scalability with twice the performance and 10 times less cost than the previous systems Achieved rapid provisioning of new servers, cutting deployment time by halfDoubled database performance, giving customers faster access to dataReduced total cost of ownership by 10 times compared with the previous infrastructure, enabling the IT group to build in more redundancy and help ensure greater availability for customersMade room for new, innovative services and customer growth by reducing data center floor space 30 percentEnsured easier global data center expansion by working with a vendor that can supply and support hardware around the world
  • I want to talk a bit about the cloud, which may be more of a possibility that some of you may think… As you probably know, companies of all sizes in the private sector are taking advantage of – or moving toward – private or public cloud models. The largest organizations are taking a Revolutionary approach – their architectures and organizations are changing the fastest. Think of all of the big Web 2.0 companies – Dell is the leading provider of infrastructure and services to these organizations. Others are taking a more evolutionary approach, moving their infrastructures forward more gradually, in non-disruptive ways with ICT like virtualization. We think public sector organizations – education is not alone – could be more fully leveraging economies of scale to virtualize or to move to a cloud environment. Teachers are demonstrating what a huge game changer the cloud can be – 30 million teachers and professors around the world are relying on MoodleRooms for curriculum content and collaboration with one another and students. We’re hosting MoodleRooms’ cloud in one of our Texas data centers, where one server can accommodate up to 150 users at one time. The UK has more than 27,000 primary schools; France has about 66,000. Denmark has 35,000. Not many private-sector businesses can claim that type of scale…Now is the time for schools to start taking advantage of that reach to leverage virtualization, the cloud and other technologies to reduce costs and even power usage…
  • There are two approaches for moving toward Simpler ICT Management, Smarter Data Management and a more Intelligent Infrastructure – either of these paths drives real efficiencies and cost savings. Evolutionary: leveraging the trends of hypervisors, shared storage and simplification and flattening of the network – organiztaions can move their infrastructures forward into in a largely non-disruptive way. As the leading hardware platform for VMware, Dell has learned from experience what kinds of services, hardware and software optimizations and best practices are required for success…Revolutionary: Organiztaions will also, in some cases, rewrite applications and services from the ground up on platforms that give hyper-scale efficiencies to IT organizations. As the leading provider to hyper-scale data-centers, Dell has learned first-hand how these solutions work and what kind of hardware and service model is required to realize the full potential of such architecture…
  • Here’s another example of much Simpler ICT management which enables organizations to grow capacity quickly in a highly cost effective, energy-efficient way. The modular data centers we’ve developed takes up half the space of a traditional data center and you can just clip on new modules as capacity grows. Think of them like Lego blocks that just snap together. Scaling with modular data centers means you’re not investing in capital expenditures that you’re not going to use for several years. That’s obviously critical given your limited ICT budgets. And the modules come pre-integrated, pre-configured and pre-tested and can be fully operational within 30 days of site readiness….that’s a process that historically took months or even years….
  • Education ICT administrators are grappling with an explosion of data, including curriculum content, student records and unstructured data like e-mail and PDFs. In fact, last year the storage for education organizations worldwide grew by 45 Petabytes – that’s between 40 and 45 million pages of information. And that trajectory will continue. This is a major challenge across enterprises, and our response has been to be very aggressive about developing storage solutions and acquiring companies that enable us to provide schools with the: Ability to store files and application data on single unified device leading to improve utilization – Exanet on EQL …the ability to maintain and protect student records for several years without it costing too much – DX6000, and …the ability to eliminate data redundancy to alleviate storage growth requirements – Ocarina Education storage data from IDC
  • A visit to the stands in the exhibition hall reinforces the burgeoning pervasiveness of Mobile Learning. Globally, smartphone shipments are estimated at over 600 million in 2015, and tablets will ramp at a similar pace. Smartphones will actually surpass laptops this year. As the top provider of computers to schools worldwide for several years (checking IDC for # of years), we’re very close to this trend. In fact, Dell has really fueled the move to mobility in education as we’ve developed purpose-built solutions like the Latitude netbook for students. With features like a rubberized case for durability, schools ordered about 75,000 of those netbooks during the first week they launched. We’re excited to be releasing the third generation of that netbook this week, the Latitude 2120. And schools all over the world are embracing – or having to accept – the reality that more and more students are bringing their own devices to school. This is consistent with overall mobility trends…in fact, 300 million of the 600 million smartphones coming online in the next four years will demand access to Enterprise data, but only 150 million will be Enterprise-owned. Of course, this is a blessing and a curse for CIOs – cost outlays for devices may decrease, but providing secure content across disparate platforms comes with its own challenges. We are working on a new solution for Mobile Device Management, which we see becoming increasingly important as CIOs focus on managing and securing school-owned mobile devices, often times using several operating systems. Our solution will provide CIOs with a way to securely manage and scale with all of the major mobile operating systems. (Okay to reference forthcoming Enterprise Mobility Services, per Consumer/ legacy CSG team)
  • From Bob’s monograph summary All of these changes I touched on ultimately will force ICT organizations – and those who lead them – to play a much more strategic role in education. CIOs will continue to move beyond heading up the “ICT department” to working hand in hand with parents, teachers and administrators to enable student achievement. The schools who will be most will be those willing to fully leverage the role of ICT in personalizing learning, enabling access to digital content and improving outcomes. They will show a willingness to: Forget About ICT As We Know It TodayFor the most part, school district IT departments spend far more time and energy buying, installing and maintaining systems than on helping the educators achieve their broader goals. By embracing the Efficient Enterprise approach, you will not only be able to lower costs, but you will be able to focus more time and energy on being an education enabler. Embrace ICT as a ServiceIT operations provided as a services will be a key part of future IT strategy. While IT as a service has been a largely inaccessible option to most schools in the past due to unfavorable cost models, virtualization and the Cloud will change that significantly. Loosen the Cap on Storage LimitsGone are the days when IT staff time must be spent managing data storage quotas for students and staff.  Today’s storage solutions provide far more storage relative to cost. With proven data storage virtualization solutions, educators will at last be able to have the space they need to store media-rich content. Finally, Let Go of ControlThe truth is, IT departments never really could control everything in the school environment, so now is the time to stop wasting time on it. With an open standards approach to IT, you will be able to embrace diversity in the IT environment, so that students, teachers and administrators can have access to the tools that meet their specific needs, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Imagine Anything is Possible in the FutureWe’ve all heard predictions about the future of ICT and they often seem silly just a few years later. Remember the one back in 1977 that said “there is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home?”. Today it may be hard to imagine why a home computer would need half a terabyte of disk space, but the one thing we should have learned about technology is that it progresses faster than any of us could predict. So imagine the future.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Inspired by youEducational transformation and technology
      Paul Bell
      President, Dell Global Public Sector
      January 12, 2011
    • 2. Confidential
      Providing technology to
      8.5 million students worldwide
      400,000+ classrooms
      1,000+ education team members
      academics, teachers and CIOs
      Key partner to top education
      ICT firms – global and local
      Donating $10 million of technology to children this year
    • 3. Education is transforming
      ICT enabling
      Core subject knowledge
      Access to
      digital content
      Devices and classroom ICT
      Professional development
      Longitudinal data/ measureable outcomes
      High stakes
    • 4. Efficient and connected infrastructures can transform education
      Automated tools, services, infrastructure simplification
      Empowers school success and drives cost, labor and energy efficiencies
      Solutions that reduce infrastructure costs
      Savings can be directed towards innovation, ability to deploy technology to classrooms faster
      Access to content viaany mobile device
      Simplifies support for more devices, enhances central management,enables low-touch deployment
      Consolidated storage ona converged network
      Intelligent data management prepares storage and protects assets as student portfolios grow
    • 5. Access to content –
      enabling outcomes and empowerment
      Pembina Trails , Canada
      Device agnostic; focus on
      content and tools –
      40% bring their own device
      Increased student
      productivity with
      anywhere, anytime learning
      Improvements in
      attendance and engagement
    • 6. Personalizing learning
      Hall County, Georgia
      Blended learning
      Students as producers and consumers of information
      Online and classroom learning
      Bring your own device
      Professional learning that helps teachers reachdefined outcomes
      Portals for teacher
      content and collaboration
    • 7. Facilitating attendance and engagement
      Goussainville, France
      Dedicated on-line platform for student, teacher and
      parent collaboration
      Easier for teachers to identify
      students with challenges
      Decrease in absenteeism,
      students more attentive
    • 8. Overcoming barriers to promote e-skills – 21st century learning
      Mexico’s Enciclomediainitiative
      17 year partnership
      60,000+ Classrooms
      New South Wales, Australia
      10,000+ Classrooms
    • 9. Ushering in a New Era of Computing
      Virtual era
    • 10. Welcome tothe Virtual Era
      Virtual era2010s
      Consolidation + Abstraction
      Step-function increases in efficiencyand flexibility
      Unprecedented Data Growth
      Manage, optimize, and monetize data
      From network through systems management
      Billions of end-points
    • 11. Dell intends to lead in the new era of IT where leadership is defined by customer-driven solutions that are open, capable and affordable
      And delivered without compromise
    • 12. Driving infrastructure cost savings: leveraging scale – migrating to the cloud
      Private Cloud
      Public Cloud
      Dell services
      Dell Delivery Center
      Integration Platform
      VIS Self-Service Creator
      VIS Director
      Dell Infrastructure
      Advanced Infrastructure Manager
      Intelligent Hardware
    • 13. Setting a new economic bar for efficiency
      • “Leapfrog” efficiency gains
      • 14. Platform-based
      • 15. Application-oriented
      • 16. New benchmark of CIOs
      • 17. Dell is powering 20 of 25 largest
      • Incremental efficiency gains
      • 18. Virtualization-based
      • 19. Infrastructure-oriented
      • 20. Inflexible Form-factors
      • 21. Complex layered networking
      • 22. Tool/process lock-in
      • 23. Expensive, proprietary HW
      Open, capable, affordable
    • 24. The changing face of the data center
    • 25. 1/11/2011
      Making the virtual era real…
      Zu Dou School, Beijing
    • 26. Simple, automated systems management
    • 27. Moving from storing data to managing data
      Anytime, anywhereaccess to content
      Simplified installationand management
      Uses existing, open,network infrastructure
      Data deduplicationand compression
      Thin provisioning and automated tiering
      In the last year, education storage needs grew by:
    • 28. Confidential
      A more intelligent infrastructure: mobility trends and innovations
      Handhelds and tablets
      Bring your own device
      Intuitive interfaces
      Mobile device management
    • 29. Confidential
      The changing role of the CIO in education
      Forget about ICT as we know it
      Embrace ICT-as-a-service
      Loosen the cap on storage limits
      Let go of control
      Imagine anything is possible
    • 30. Thank you