Microsoft is taking all the steps it can to promote education by providing educators and students with services and its products to improve the learning experience at the institutions. The company recently revealed some interesting figures, in the form of an infographic, revealing the number of students and teachers who’ve used Microsoft services to collaborate and communicate within their institutions.
As per the infographic, over 20 million students in 55 countries have access to digital services through partnerships with the software giant. Over 110 million educators and students are using Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity suite to collaborate with each other, sharing their work as well as learning from their colleagues and co-workers. Furthermore, 1.5 million educators are a part of the company’s educator network.
Microsoft said in a blog post,
Today, over 20 million students in 55 countries have digital access through partnerships with Microsoft. Over 110 million students and teachers are using Office 365 at school and at home to create, collaborate and communicate. And nearly 1.5 million educators from 235 countries are members of the Microsoft Educator Network, giving them a unique opportunity to share best practices, and to learn from their colleagues’ successes — as well as their mistakes.
Despite of the impressive progress in the education sector, there are still 72 million students who don’t have access to schooling. Nonetheless, Microsoft is still working on to reduce unemployment. The company’s YouthSpark program has created a number of employment opportunities for students since its inception in 2012 — the number stands at a staggering 227 million in over 100 countries.
Take a look at the infographic below for complete details about the impact Microsoft is trying to make on the education sector, its definitely worth appreciating since the company is offering various of its services and products at attractive discounts for students and teachers alike — apart from the partnerships and programs it conducts.
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