The inauspicious launch in August 2010 is often pointed to by those familiar with the Ultranet as being indicative of the issues that the platform had experienced throughout its development.
Whilst ICT in education throughout Victoria has undeniably experienced pockets of innovative development over the past 20 years – FUSE, ideasLAB - for the most part this has never been able to develop the momentum to become mainstream or accepted among the wider teacher community. At its inception, the Ultranet represented the best opportunity for schools to tap into the ground-swell of technology acceptance that was coursing through society during the early/mid 2000′s. Somewhere along the journey, the Ultranet failed to live up to this lofty and ambitious goal.
However, the software project, called "Ultranet", was "...poorly planned and implemented". The system is 80 per cent over budget, late, has a low uptake rate and limited functionality. It would seem to me that the Victorian ...
The Victorian Government will seek advice on whether the calamitous $180 million schools' intranet can be salvaged, after an audit found it failed to deliver the promised benefits and has been shunned by schools.
Heather Bailie's insight:
Ultranet Learning tasks do work and are better linked to the Victorian curriculum than any alternative.
Over the past year, there have been louder voices within Government and the media discussing the ‘uncertain’ future of the Ultranet in Victorian schools.
This will come as no surprise to those of us that have ignored the bad press, over-looked the obvious limitations and put hours of effort into using the Ultranet as a springboard to reform pedagogy within ourselves and within our schools.
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NEC SCOOPS TWO AIIA iAWARDS FOR SCHOOL ANALYTICS PLATFORM ...CFO WorldUltranet, NEC's modular collaboration, analytics and business intelligence platform for the global education market, has won the Victorian Australian Information Industry Association...
The Ultranet is a secure Internet portal for students, parents and teachers at State Schools in Victoria. This is a brief summary capturing some of the buzz on social networks about the Ultranet during May 2012 .
a web based learning community located within the Ultranet; regular online forums for students on specific learning topics provided through Blackboard Collaborate; in school support support provided by teachers or parents ...
"ULTRANET, the Victorian Education Department’s online everything system, was doomed to fail. It provides a perfect case study how large organisations engage with digital technology: because they do not trust it, they will pay anything … so long as it works. And, the irony: it invariably fails!
And was this system a failure? Mr Pearson, the Victorian auditor, couldn’t have been clearer. He reported that six years after its announcement as a government priority, the Ultranet had not delivered any of the main objectives, was significantly late and over budget and had limited functions compared with what was promised."
Known as “Ultranet,” the six-year-old Oracle based project has cost taxpayers at least an estimated $162 million but still cannot provide educators or students with the functionality or outcomes it was supposed to deliver.
As a graduate techer I am yet to be 'burned' by the Ultranet and am open to giving it a go, however as I write this I feel I am beginning to feel the heat of an impending burn, mostly at this stage due to the frustration of a steep ...
Thankyou to all the parents and 5/6 students who contributed to our first Ultranet Student Led Conference. The student's confidence and parent enthusiasm was fantastic. Thankyou from the 5/6 teachers..