Yes, you read correctly, that the unemployment rate in Bayfield County, Wisconsin is at 10.8% for February 2016. While the number brings the issue into perspective, the lack of jobs in the area is not lost on the local politicians nor on local residents.
I had the pleasure of attending a local, League of Women Voters, candidate forum earlier this week. It is said that all politics is local, and this meeting certainly held true to the statement. I arrived a bit closer to the starting time of the event and was pleasantly surprised to see more than two dozen vehicles parked outside the local church where the event was being held.
The forum featured the two candidates for city council and the two candidates running for Mayor. Questions were solicited from the gathered locals. Questions were written down and then asked by the moderator.
While the focus of city council and the Mayor are a bit different, many of the questions were germane to both sets of candidates. Question topics included:
- The need for more silent sports. (I needed to look this up.)
- The local Architectural Review Board
- The need for housing for both millennials and Seniors.
- Seeking grants for local projects.
- Getting the organization Core involved in projects.
- The local area not wanting to become another Door County.
- The city being an “Eco-Municipality.”
- Marine Sanctuary on our nearby Apostle Islands.
- Jobs, Housing, and the local schools.
- The City Marina.
- Local Policing.
- Attracting business to the city. (See a related posting.)
- The City’s Historical District. (I was unaware of such a designation locally.)
- Reverting to an unincorporated town/city and having the county provided services.
Overall it was an enlightening and informative two hours. It also has moved me into searching out more of the subject ideas that were brought up during the event.
The first day of a New Year and the following information is appropriate for the new year ahead. Why Privacy Matters, a TED talk by Glenn Greenwald.
Attention Rosetta Stone marketing/sales department. Sending me hourly emails on what a great deal I’m missing, doesn’t enroll me in wanting to buy your product.
Makers of Award Winning Web Application for Schools Foradian,
Launches Fedena Marketplace.
Foradian Technologies, the maker of Fedena school management information system launches Fedena Marketplace. Fedena Marketplace is a onestop
shop for useful plugins and extensions for schools and colleges.
than 40,000 institutes and powering 20 million users worldwide, is launching a marketplace to revolutionize education technologies. The Fedena Marketplace will be launched by Soumitra Sharma, from Investments Team at IDG Ventures India on Thursday here in Bangalore.
The Fedena Marketplace will feature plugins and applications that will help you add useful and necessary features to your school management information system. These plugins are developed by certified technical companies who focus on innovating education
technologies and can be installed easily without any help from a technical team. Marketplace lists and reviews Fedena native plugins, Fedena integration plugins and other professional services and hardwares.
Fedena Marketplace will be up and running at:
AIndra, one of the partner technical company has developed AIndra Attendance Management plugin for Fedena, which allow schools to mark student attendance with just a click on a mobile phone. AIndra Attendance Management uses artificial intelligence technology to scan student’s face and mark him present in the records thus saving both time and efforts. This is one of its kind technology and a pioneer one too. The plugin is now available at Fedena Marketplace.
Fedena Marketplace now showcases some very unique and advanced Fedena plugins like 55444 Search developed by Mobicube which uses 55444 SMS mobile search technology by Innoz, an offline search engine that allows you to search through your school’s data with an SMS, Super
Receptionist by Knowlarity an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for your
institution, and a lot more.
Sharing his vision about the Fedena Marketplace, Abdulla Hisham, Cofounder and MD at Foradian says, “We want the Fedena Marketplace to be similar to Amazon marketplace targeted at schools and colleges. Even though the core offerings will be Fedena plugins and nonplugin. Nonfedena products and services will
also be introduced gradually.”
Foradian is an award winning school ERP software provider, based in Bangalore, India. The company’sflagship product Fedena is an enterprise software solution for schools, colleges and universities. The basic version of Fedena is available as free and open source. Fedena is user friendly (powerful UI/UX which allows any user to start using the application in just 10 minutes of login) , business friendly (Apache license) and customisation friendly (plugin architecture) software.
Foradian Technologies Inc.
#2733, 16th Cross, 27th Main,
Sector 1, HSR Layout,
Phone no. 00918884557786
Revolutionizing Education Technologies with school management software. If you are the administrator or owner of a school or college, you are approached by hundreds of business on a daily basis who want to sell you their products and services. But you don’t know whom to trust or what to buy that offers the features and benefits your institution needs. Most of these companies will disappear after selling their products and services. Is there a place where you can buy the things that will increase the efficiency of your institution?
Foradian, maker of Fedena, the award winning web application for school and college management, is launching a marketplace to revolutionize education technologies.
Fedena Marketplace is the one-stop shop for all tools needed to run education institutions efficiently. Fedena Marketplace spotlights plugins that enhance the features of Fedena. These plugins are built by certified technical companies who focus on innovating education technologies. You can choose the plugins you need and add them easily to Fedena without the help of a technical team. Fedena Marketplace lists and reviews Fedena native plugins, Fedena integration plugins and other professional services and hardwares you will find beneficial. Your educational team can develop plugins that will add value to Fedena. Once developed you can list in the Fedena Marketplace to generate revenue.
Among the first plugins ready in the market; a plugin to take attendance of a classroom using a digital camera. Simply go to the classroom and take a classroom photo. The artificial intelligence tool will recognize the student faces automatically and will update in Fedena. Messages will be sent to parents mentioning the presence or absence of their students. Details and all data are stored safely for future analysis.
“We want the Fedena Marketplace to be similar to Amazon marketplace targeted at schools and colleges. Even though the core offerings will be plugins of Fedena, non-plugin and non-fedena products and services will also be introduced gradually” said Unni Koroth, CEO of Foradian.
Take your school or educational institution to the next level by contacting Fedena today.
Fedena is an enterprise software solution for schools, colleges and universities. The basic version of Fedena is available as free and opensource.
Why Fedena (2 minute video)
Foradian won three awards in 2012 for innovation in business model and product –
Emerge 10 by NASSCOM, MIT TR35 by TechnologyReview and Edustars by Accel Partners
administration, management and learning related activities. As a school administrator you can use it to manage students, teachers, employees, courses and all the system and process related to running your institute efficiently.
The main problem which affects education institutions is lack of resources. In this day and age, global education is looking for sharing the ideas which can make the education more powerful. To counteract the lack of educational resources, available open source tools are playing a pivotal role. Many funded research projects produce software as part of their work.
Those educational institutions that are making use of open source tools are at the forefront of continuing education. School administrators are incorporating Fedena, and their open source approach into their corporate culture in order to compete and succeed in the new century. The adoption and application of these new management strategies are already evident within many companies in almost every industry. Higher education and other public and private institutions are able to acquire and use these tools at little or no cost.
Most open source operating systems and related tools are low-cost or free for educational use. They come with a variety of useful administration tools and user applications. Open source software is generally free, and so the world of support through the vibrant communities surrounding each piece of software. One only has to look at how well supported Linux has been over the years to see the benefits of using open source tools.
So let’s review.
Fedena is Free. The basic version of Fedena is available for free download.
Fedena is Opensource. Fedena allows you to edit the source code and make changes of your
Fedena is user friendly. The UI/UX of Fedena is done carefully considering the teachers and
parents as users.
Fedena is business friendly. Fedena is license under Apache License 2.0. It allows business to
keep their changes to the source code under their own licenses.
If you’re an administrator at an educational institution and want to take your institution to the next level, contact us today.
(This if the first in a series on a theme of open source education tools)