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  1. Students@Centre – Ultranet3rd Industry BriefingTuesday, 19 December 2006DoE, 2 Treasury Place, Melbourne

  2. Students@Centre - Ultranet Adam Todhunter Education Chief Information Officer Department of Education

  3. Agenda • Welcome • Project history • Since the last briefing • Where are we now? • Progress of pilot • Progress of tender • RFT framework • Next steps • Process and timelines • Challenges ahead • Questions?

  4. Project history • S@C developed a prototype web-based environment to support the implementation of the Blueprint for Government Schools • To provide an ICT framework to allow the whole school community to engage • Pilot was funded by Treasury in 2004 • Original S@C team has been strengthened • Project sponsor is Darrell Fraser(Deputy Secretary OSE)

  5. Since the last briefing… • Labor Financial Statement commitment of $60.5m • Ongoing professional development in pilot schools • All pilot teachers logging on and marking student attendance online • More teachers planning units of work • Prototype demonstrations • Engagement of key stakeholders • Development of project and RFT documentation

  6. Where are we now? • Pilot Evaluation Report has been completed • Business Case (draft) completed • Non-functional Requirements Specification • (draft) completed • Functional Requirements Specification ~50% • completed • Request For Tender ~65% completed

  7. Progressofpilot • All pilot schools using the system • Schools marking student attendance rolls • Groups of students and parents accessing the Ultranet • TLF objects embedded in a shared repository • Teachers executing Term 4 2006 work using the Ultranet • Schools and DoE gaining up-to-date data on student attendance • Pilot evaluation completed

  8. Evaluationmeasures • An enhanced learning environment for every student • Improved planning, preparation, sharing and delivery of learning materials by teachers • Improved capacity to track progress and manage learning pathways for every student • Improved reporting of student progress to parents, teachers and school administration

  9. Evaluation summary • 627 teachers from 22 schools participated in the evaluation (12 pilot schools/10 matched schools) • Impact of the Ultranet was particularly noticeable in Primary Schools • Positive changes included access to technology, ideas and attitudes to technology and increased motivation to collaborate as a result of the Ultranet • Teachers and Administrators strongly expressed support and were enthusiastic about the potential of Ultranet

  10. Progressoftender • Development of functional and non-functional specifications • Development of the Business Case • Development of the Request For Tender • Facilitation of a market testing exercise • Facilitation of workshops and focus groups

  11. Conceptual model

  12. User groups Baseline User Volumes: ~ 3,000 ~ 40,000 ~ 550,000 ~ 1,000,000 Administrators Teachers Principals & Business Managers Students Training & Support Services Departmental & Regional Staff Parents/ Guardians 1,213 Primary = 1,602 311 Secondary/Primary-Secondary Vic Govt Schools 78 Special Development

  13. School ICT architecture

  14. Functional areas being considered

  15. Non-functional areas being considered

  16. RFT framework • Will comprise of 6 parts (A – F): • A – Conditions of Tendering • B – Specifications • C – Proposed Contract • D – Bidder’s Response • E – Ethical Purchasing Policy • F – Victorian Industry Participation Policy • Understand the VGPB Purchasing Policies • www.vgpb.vic.gov.au • www.tenders.vic.gov.au

  17. Next steps… • Finalise Business Case by December 2006 • Finalise Non-functional Requirements • Specification by January 2007 • Complete Functional Requirements • Specification (draft) by January 2007 • Complete Request For Tender (draft) by • February 2007 • Release RFT (draft) by March 2007 • Release RFT (final) by May 2007

  18. Process & Timelines Pilot 2006 Final evaluation Q4 2006 ERC1 bid Q1 2007 *Tender (draft version) release Q1 2007 *Tender (final version) release Q2 2007 *Tender evaluation Q2/3 2007 *Build / plan deployment Q4 2007+ *Commence deployment 2008+

  19. Project schedule

  20. Challenges ahead… • Managing organisational, operational and • people change • School readiness (i.e. infrastructure) • Migration of existing systems • School Interoperability Framework for the • Victorian Government • Evolving technology • Delivery timeframe • Interdependencies

  21. Questions? • Questions and responses will be recorded and published on the Students@Centre website by: • Adam Todhunter – ECIO • Ben Cushing – Project Director • Anne Dalton – Probity Advisor • Future questions should be addressed through: • Adam Todhunter, ECIO

  22. Students@Centre – Ultranet3rd Industry BriefingTuesday, 19 December 2006DoE, 2 Treasury Place, Melbourne