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St Barbara’s Parish School uses Teams to overcome distance and streamline STEM learning

At Roxby Downs, in remote South Australia, students at St Barbara’s Parish School are using Microsoft Teams to help design weather stations and work with the Bureau of Meteorology. Naomi Harris works four days a week at nearby Olympic Dam – but on Fridays she teaches digital design, technology and science at St Barbara’s Parish School. Established in 2000, St... Read more

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Deakin drives transparency and equity in teamwork through MS Teams

Associate Professor Bardo Fraunholz teaches a course in project management to a cohort of 280 Deakin University students - 80 of whom participate through Deakin’s cloud campus. The challenge he faced was to ensure all students are fully engaged, equitably treated – no matter their location - and to help them develop the sorts of skills and experience that are prized in... Read more

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Announcing AI Business School for Education

We live in an ever more digital, connected world. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the opportunity we have to provide truly personalised, accessible learning and experiences to all students around the world is now upon us. Leaders in education have the opportunity to dramatically impact outcomes more than ever, from changing the way in which they engage with... Read more

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Announcing our new podcast: Artificial Intelligence in Education

Dan Bowen and Ray Fleming, from our Microsoft Australia Education team, have put their voices together to create a new podcast series, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education Podcast. Over the coming weeks they'll be talking about what artificial intelligence is, and what it  could be used for in schools, colleges and universities. It isn't a technical conversation, but... Read more

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St Francis Xavier College unleashes Teams power with teachers-first strategy

Parachuting new technology into the classroom and simply hoping for the best is at best wildly optimistic. Certainly it was not an approach that resonated for Phil Sakellaridis, Director of Digital Learning at St Francis Xavier College, one of Australia’s largest secondary schools with 3200 students and 490 staff spread across three campuses in Melbourne’s south... Read more

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Managing engagement on Teams: Intervention or Nudges?

Teams is one of the fastest organically adopted new technologies across universities in Australia, as professional and academic staff have started using it to collaborate with their colleagues and students. This time last year, we described it as "the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history", in use by 1/2 million organisations, and two months ago it was reported... Read more