No more Uni Q student queue

Microsoft explains why its Azure virtual desktop product helps Uni Queensland science and engineering students

Before Azure’s adoption, students had to wait turns to use specialist software that was only accessible on campus.

“You might have 500 students in a subject that all need to do an assignment using GIS software, which was installed on 100 machines in our computer lab … So the students would do crazy things like camp outside until they could access a computer,” is what MS quotes a university manager.

Good thing that’s fixed.

Regulator TEQSA’s guidance note on technology-enhanced learning cites as a “risk to quality ” “unreasonable barriers to accessing essential technology or other resources.”