XMA Remote Working Webinar Programme

In light of current developments around the spread of COVID-19, people in the UK are moving to remote working, teaching and learning under government orders to close schools, workplaces and stay inside your homes. As daunting as this might be for some, we are here to help in the best way we know how – by empowering others to work better through the use of technology.

We are thrilled to launch the XMA Remote Working Programme, a programme delivering a series of informational webinars that aim to:

  • Identify the right apps and tools to help you work remotely
  • Discuss the best collaboration methods to communicate with your community during the lockdown period and beyond
  • Suggest effective ways to teach and learn online for teachers, students and parents
  • Advise how to use the technology you already have to ensure your organisation can continue working normally
  • Discuss what you need to consider and implement to enable business continuity
  • Answer all your individual questions and advise how we can support you and your organisation moving forward

Webinar Schedule

Lets go 'Out Out' with Google for Education

Wednesday 3rd June
15:30 – 16:30

Join us for our latest webinar in partnership with Google, where we will being going ‘Out Out’ on a trip of a lifetime! We’ll be discussing how you can empower curiosity and deepen student knowledge, whilst distance learning with creative Google tools. We will go on a journey using example lesson plans utilising some of the most awe inspiring tools, to help excite teachers and inspire students around literacy and numeracy.

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Top Tips and Collaboration Tricks with Windows 10

Friday 5th June
12:00 – 13:00

Join XMA’s James Thorogood and Microsoft’s Dan Boyles as they discuss their favourite features in Windows 10 and how they are making their remote working lives easier. Focusing on features from Microsoft Teams to the Windows Security Centre, James and Dan show how end users can implement simple changes to improve security, teamwork and productivity.

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What powerful tools can iPad offer for distance learning?

Thursday 11th June
15:30 – 16:30

Leadership teams in schools and local authorities often ask how investment in iPad will help them to achieve their educational objectives. More importantly in current times, why is iPad the right technology to enable engaging and dynamic learning, in the classroom and at home? We take a deeper dive in to the many tools and capabilities iPad has to offer for classroom and distance learning.

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Webinar Recordings – Digital Workspace

Planning for Business Continuity (Part 1)

Enabling your desk-bound workforce to work, safely and securely, when their primary work location is unavailable, is critical to the uninterrupted productivity and the success of your organisation. Join our webinar to discuss rapid enablement of secure remote access to PC’s/laptops and delivering web business apps or full virtual desktops from the cloud.

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Planning for Business Continuity (Part 2)

With the risks associated with employees accessing private applications from unmanaged devices and unsecured networks, understanding the risks associated from these is paramount. Organisations need to reimagine application access, beginning the shift from VPN to software-defined perimeter (SDP) services. In this webinar, we will discuss how organisations can leverage an easier to deploy, more secure/cost effective alternative to VPN and provide users with application access while ensuring network security.

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Developing a Digital Capability (Part 1)

Recent developments have catapulted organisations to fast-track their cloud-first agenda. While embracing the cloud has a significant upside, the absence of meaningful data to support strategic planning can impact the change necessary to adapt to this new normal. In this webinar, we will discuss how organisations can assess their readiness for cloud-based tools and create engaging training plans to support remote working.

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Developing a Digital Capability (Part 2)

During a time when connecting, informing and engaging employees is of utmost importance, proactively encouraging a culture of innovation and collaboration can help organisations develop their digital capability and competitive edge. In this webinar, we will discuss how organisations can leverage innovation and promote a common culture, to help increase productivity and employee engagement.

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Balancing Innovation & Security (Part 1)

Despite the urgency to move to a cloud-first and mobile-first world, organisations must not abandon their cyber security, due diligence or compliance obligations. It is also essential that security requirements do not hinder employee productivity. In this webinar, we will discuss how organisations can manage their exposure to risks and minimise the impact of network exploits.

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Balancing Innovation & Security (Part 2)

A natural response to the current situation is to move more and more of our workload to the cloud. Protecting the ever-expanding attack surface and keeping organisational data safe is even more paramount. We’ll be discussing managing productivity, preventing access to malicious websites and better managing the risks associated with remote working.

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Webinar Recordings – Remote Working for Educators

Accessibility Tools: Empowering every student to succeed

By making technology accessible to all types of learners, you can ensure none of your students miss out on the full learning experience. With the education community currently forced to practise distance learning, it has never been more important to ensure you are clued up on the best accessibility features your tech has to offer. Joined by Carol Haire, Principle Teacher & Digital Leader at Broomlea Primary School, she will share her experience of using apps to engage with families and students with additional support needs.

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Collaboration Tools: Keeping in touch with teachers and learners

Staying in touch with your education community is imperative in providing a feeling of normality during the isolation period. Collaboration tools can help teachers, learners and parents stay on track with educational objectives and offer a terrific support system for all those involved. View the full recording to hear more about Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Apple Keynote and Showbie.

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Top Tips for Unlocking Lockdown Creativity

Time spent consuming content in front of a screen has its appeal after a long hard day or week but, in an era of lockdown and isolation, eventually our innate human need to use our creativity comes into play. Music, Video, Drawing and Images are such valuable mediums of expression in life and in learning. This webinar will explore creativity tools to help students and families unleash their full potential and expand their learning through creative methods.

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