“Historically schools have been held back by the limited access and options presented by iPads and smart phone,” explains CSE MD, Gordon Derham.
Gordon Derham believes schools that have invested heavily in tablet technology and use the Magellan portal will welcome this latest development. Recent Magellan customer, Data and E Learning Manager Sharn Somerton-Davies from Brentside High School comments:
“The amount of planning and administrative work teachers have to do is a well documented. But the flexibility to access programmes previously unavailable through their own smart phones and tablets will certainly enable greater efficiencies.”
The Magellan Mobile app is available now to download from the Apple and Andoid stores. Magellan is available from CSE-net.co.uk.
Computer Systems in Education (CSE)
CSE is a specialist supplier of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the UK education sector, and is an approved supplier under the DfE ICT Services Framework Agreement. Founded in 1995, CSE is one of the leading suppliers of IT systems to education in the UK and is based in North Leigh, Oxfordshire.
Magellan, the universal education portal, was developed by CSE and announced at the BETT conference in January 2014. Summary of functions:
- Remote HTML based desktop protocol system delivers files and apps to any web-enabled device. Responsive interface allows the web desktop to be used on mobile phones as well as tablets and computers.
- Secure connection, through reverse proxy and Active Directory credentials, for teachers and students to download and upload files directly to and from a school or university’s server.
- Common interface for simultaneous user groups.