Category: For IT Professionals

Transforming Higher Education to address the skills gap

Digital transformation is reshaping every aspect of our lives – how we live, learn, and work. This transformation impacts the skills students need to succeed both in the workplace of today and in the future, when they will be tasked with solving the most complex issues of any generation in history. As a company, Microsoft has a vested interest in the skills economy that... Read more

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Join Microsoft Education at EDUCAUSE 2018: Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Denver, CO

We’re excited to once again be a Silver Sponsor of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, where IT and Higher Education thought leaders from across the globe gather to network, share ideas, and discover solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in higher education. Our conference lineup is jam-packed with engaging activities, great giveaways, and informative breakout... Read more

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Seattle Preparatory School standardizes on Microsoft Education solutions

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. In Seattle, Phil Dietrich, IT Director at Seattle Preparatory School, is passionate about perpetuating the learning legacy of the 125-year-old institution. To that end, he helps the faculty conduct teachings while preparing their students for a... Read more

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Native American School District deploys Microsoft Education solutions to enhance students’ focus and help them achieve more

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world.  When Jennifer Duncan began teaching at Rocky Boy Schools, she brought with her a passion for helping kids to connect and grow. In the remote, central-northern town of Elder, Montana, she works with students on each end of the spectrum -... Read more

New report shows how teachers use Microsoft Forms to drive improvement in learning outcomes

Microsoft Education has undertaken a new study with researchers at Digital Promise to investigate how teachers around the world are using Microsoft Forms to drive learning. Providing feedback to students on their learning progress is one of the most powerful pedagogical approaches and education research has repeatedly shown that formative feedback has a tremendous impact on... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Minecraft: Education Edition expands to iPad

We’ve spent our summer building innovative tools to help students of all ages and levels get the most out of learning, the minute they walk back into your classroom.  In this latest edition of What’s New in EDU, we’re excited to share a new batch of features and enhancements to help you encourage independent learning and engage your students – and we’re kicking it... Read more