Google has made another significant inroad into UK education. The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) has adopted Google Apps for Education for all of its email, messaging, calendar and collaborative document needs. It says it is the first UK university to take the step although it is understood that Leeds Metropolitan University is also well on the way.

Tim PearsonTim Pearson: retiring from RMOne of the most self-effacing, focused and effective chief executive officers in educational ICT is stepping down. Tim Pearson, aged 48, will retire in September after six years in the hot seat at RM. He has been with the company for 27 years, He will be replaced by RM's current managing director for education resources and software Terry Sweeney (pictured below).