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Adelaide Botanic High taps into technology to teach for tomorrow today

“Tomorrow today” is the forward-facing motto of Adelaide Botanic High School which opened its doors to the first intake of students in early 2019. The $100 million vertical school, based in Adelaide’s city fringe, will add more students each year until 2020 when it is expected to have 1,500 pupils enrolled across years 7-12. Instead of conventional classrooms it has... Read more

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Edith Cowan University tears down learning barriers with Azure Lab Services

As one of Australia’s newer tertiary institutions, Edith Cowan University (ECU), has always done things a little differently. From its inception in 1991 it sought to reshape the way higher education was delivered and its courses are created in consultation with industry. With several hundred students each year passing through various computer science courses ECU needs to... Read more

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Office 365 and OneDrive deliver the digital glue for a college in transition

A perennial challenge of digital transformation programs is managing the transition period between the old and the new when rip-and-replace is simply impossible. At St James College, a Catholic school in Bentleigh East, Victoria, which teaches over 400 boys in years 7-10, a four-year digital transformation program, which will see student iPads gradually replaced with... Read more

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UNSW’s Teams project brings Artificial Intelligence to student engagement

At the global Microsoft Inspire conference this week, Dr David Kellerman, from UNSW's Engineering faculty, talked to the 25,000 attendees about the work that is being done to transform the classroom and learning experience, while creating a community of learners, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney By replacing real ink and document scanners with digital ink, and... Read more

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Brisbane Catholic Education simplifies change management, boosts learning outcomes for all

Brisbane Catholic Education delivers services, programs and resources to 141 schools across South East Queensland – supporting the education of 73,000 students and the needs of 12,000 staff. Core to its success is Office 365 which has been deployed as the core learning and collaboration platform for the entire network. Office 365 and Microsoft Teams now underpins all... Read more