Students and teachers on the Learning Programme in the Classroom at The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) on Bletchley Park, England, will soon be able to have first-hand experience of digital network monitoring software donated by the UK’s leading classroom and network management software provider, Impero Software.
The donation of Impero Education Pro licenses will enable the Learning Programme tutors to streamline the process and ensure that students are focused on the tasks they are set. The software will also help turn laptops on one side of the classroom into the functional equivalents of 1980s BBC Micro computers.
Welcoming the donation, Tim Reynolds, Chairman of TNMOC, said: “Impero’s education software clearly demonstrates how far IT in education has come in just a few decades. Our ever-popular BBC Micro workstations help students focus on the tasks they have been set. The modern laptops we also use don’t enable the same focus because they are connected to the internet. Impero’s software allows us to limit the laptops to whatever applications we choose.
“As part of our highly successful Learning Programme we are very pleased to be able to introduce teachers and students alike to the potential of classroom monitoring software and demonstrate computing past and present in a dramatic way.”
Sam Pemberton, CEO of Impero of Software, said: “We are delighted to partner with The National Museum of Computing and provide software licences for the Learning Programme classroom. Our classroom and network management software will enable students and teachers who visit the museum to have a more productive and safe online experience.
“Giving students the opportunity to work on 1980’s BBC Micros is a unique experience that will help them understand how far personal computing has come in the last 30 years.”
About Impero Software
Impero Software offers remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, it is accessed via one million computers in over 40 countries. In the UK it has a 40 per cent market share of UK secondary schools and 24 per cent of colleges.
For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.co.uk
About The National Museum of Computing
The National Museum of Computing is an independent charity housing the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer. The Museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.
The Museum runs a highly successful Learning Programme for schools and colleges and promotes introductions to computer coding amongst young people, especially females, to inspire the next generation of computer scientists and engineers.
A pledge by an individual benefactor of £1 million if matched funding is found means that every pound or dollar donated to the Museum will count double. Funders of the Museum have included Bletchley Park Capital Partners, Bloomberg, CreateOnline, Ceravision, Ensoft, Fujitsu, InsightSoftware.com, Ocado Technology, FUZE, 4Links, Google UK, IBM, NPL, HP Labs, and BCS.
The whole Museum is currently open to the public from 12 noon on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, spring and summer Bank Holidays and during school holidays. The Colossus and Tunny galleries are open daily. Public and private Guided Tours are available and bookable online – see the website or the iPhone app for details. Educational and corporate group visits are available by prior arrangement. Full visiting details:
For more information about TNMOC and trustees, see www.tnmoc.org and follow @tnmoc on Twitter and The National Museum of Computing on Facebook and Google+. A TNMOC iPhone App is also now available from the iPhone App Store.