Category: Hacking Education

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5 ways to speed up digital transformation in higher education

We’ve been hearing - and talking - a lot about digital transformation in the education space. In order to enable true and full transformation, institutions are looking at upgrading key campus administrative systems: the heart of their operations and central to the student experience. Why modernize your administrative systems? You do it to address the pressures you are... Read more

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From clutter to the cloud: Why Boise State University moved to a unified video platform

When it comes to video platforms, more is not always better. Officials at Boise State University found themselves in this situation: Throughout years of growing their online initiatives, they had accumulated multiple platforms for video creation, hosting and streaming. Maintaining numerous systems had become unsustainable from an IT and usage perspective. Leif Nelson,... Read more

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Extra Credits: Bright minds from Czech Republic win Imagine Cup 2017

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry comes from the Official Microsoft Blog, celebrating the champions of 2017's Imagine Cup, the competition in which more than 50 teams of student developers descend upon the Microsoft campus in Redmond to show their vision for the future... Read more

Students going hands-on with Surface devices at a Microsoft Store Summer Camp.

Students grow into creators and coders at Microsoft Store Summer Camps

When students share their fanciful visions of the future, they look up and beyond where we are today - perhaps into a sky blotted by flying cars and friendly robots. As part of a new YouthSpark Summer Camp program, Microsoft Store locations are welcoming those imaginative students and offering them a more tangible piece of the future, with hands-on learning opportunities and... Read more

Save the date for the next Tweetmeet, June 20th

TweetMeet on Hack the Classroom: Join #MSFTEduChat on June 20th

The Hack is Back – and so are we! We’re teaming up with educators to bring a special Hack the Classroom themed #MSFTEduChat to your timelines on June 20th at 10:00 a.m. PDT and 4:00 p.m. PDT. Whether you’re a seasoned Hack the Classroom participant, attending live at ISTE or new to it all, this Tweetmeet is a great way to prepare. We’ll be discussing the best classroom... Read more

A diverse group of students gathers around the Microsoft logo.

Extra Credits: Tune in to Imagine Cup, July 27, as student developers compete for over $200,000 in prizes

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights the upcoming Imagine Cup, in which more than 50 teams of student developers descend upon the Microsoft campus in Redmond to show their vision for the future and compete for more than $200,000 in... Read more