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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (31 March) . . Page.. 1275..


Students have access to Dreamspark, a Microsoft Home Use program for specialised IT management and software developer tools, managed by a registration process through each school.

ACT public school students have access to several online services available through the internet or networks that require authentication to manage access to relevant materials. These include:

* Virtual Learning Environment, cLc (centrally provided)

* Yr 11 and 12 Profiles Online (centrally provided)

* Mathletics (school based purchase)

* Clickview (school based purchase)

* School Library Catalogue (school based purchase)

Schools also purchase and install software according to their local needs.

2) None of the software is under a whole of government license. The Microsoft and Adobe Agreements are limited to staff of the ACT Department of Education and Training, public schools and selected InTACT computers and staff who are managing the software. The Microsoft and Adobe Agreements are educational licenses and pricing is not available to other government and commercial entities.

3) a) The cost of the licenses is information protected by Commercial-in-confidence clauses in the Microsoft and Adobe Agreements.

The cost of the Virtual Learning Environment over three years is $2,567,976.00 ex GST as outlined in publicly available contract 2010.12639.280 with ASI Solutions.

Yr 11 and 12 Profiles is not separately priced, and under management of InTACT under the broader Department of Education and Training Service Level Agreement.

b) Other than the fully licensed software, there are:

* Adobe Master Collection - 4600 licenses

* Adobe Connect - 8130 licenses

c) Sun Open Office suite; Microsoft Office Professional Plus productivity suite and upgrade rights; Adobe Design Premium suite and upgrade rights; Adobe Master Collection.

Planning—Kingston transport depot (Question No 1599)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 10 March 2011 (redirected to the Minister for Land and Property Services):

(1) When will the Conservation Management Plan for the former transport depot in Kingston be completed by the Land Development Agency.

(2) Will there be a public community consultation, other than the heritage listing of the former transport depot and the Kingston Arts Precinct Strategy, on the future use of the former transport depot site.


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