In this edition:
- top tech tools to help your dyslexic learners
- the launch of the groundbreaking Janet6 network
- tips on how to enhance lectures through technology
...and much more. #edtech #elearning
We would like to announce an exciting new partnership which has just been agreed between Google and Janet, part of the Jisc group.
Janet has negotiated on behalf of all their members a Google Apps for Education contract to meet UK legal requirements. All Janet members in the UK are now eligible to sign up to Google Apps for Education using this agreed contract. This agreement ensures consistency for all UK universities and colleges using Google Apps for Education, and the peace of mind that Google’s processes and contract have been thoroughly reviewed and approved by Janet.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the launch event of this new partnership. This would provide an opportunity for universities and colleges to learn more.
The event will take place:
October 8th from 10.30 am until 2pm
Google’s Central St Gilles Offices: 1-13 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AG
Official announcement from Janet from Google Apps Edu Europe list (can't find anywhere else):
Janet Cloud Services provides an aggregation point for the creation of
sector agreements for cloud related services to education, creating an environment in which our customers feel safe adopting cloud products and services, and maintaining Janet’s position as impartial trusted
advisor/supply route for such services.
We are delighted to announce that we have now completed negotiations with Google on behalf of our customers to deliver the Google Apps for Education Agreement. This agreement meets UK legal requirements, and most of the negotiated amendments focus on security and storage of our customers’ data.
The agreement ensures consistency for all UK Higher and Further education, and peace of mind that Google’s processes and terms and conditions have been thoroughly reviewed and approved by Janet.
How can I request the new agreement?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more or would like to gain access to the Janet amended documentation.
Our university has used Google Apps for Education for years. Can we sign up to this new agreement?
If you would like to sign up to the Janet amended agreement, please contact email@example.com. The Janet amended terms and conditions will take precedence over previous agreements.
Our university has used Google Apps for Education for years. Do we have to sign up for this new agreement?
No, you are not obliged to sign up to this new agreement. Your current agreement will be effective until its end date.
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