The IT industry is becoming is growing ever so quickly, and so the demand for people with IT knowledge grows with it. Unfortunately, the supply is severely lacking. According to a 2012 report by US President Barack Obama’s Council of ... Read more
One good way to impress people (and potential employers) is to show them your multilingual capabilities. However, it takes effort to get there, and while learning new languages may come easier to some than others, Duolingo strives to make it ... Read more
Many universities work hard to accommodate student needs in order to create the perfect environment for them to spur growth and innovation, however it’s still easy for students and their parents to question universities about not doing enough, or not ... Read more
Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional is no easy task, let alone if one is only 5 years old! But that’s exactly what young Ayan Qureshi managed to accomplish. Ayan was born to Pakistani immigrants to the UK -- his mother ... Read more
Down syndrome is the single most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. To put that in perspective, one in every 691 babies born in the US alone is born with it. The condition causes cognitive delays to those diagnosed with it making ... Read more
We’ve detailed in the past how Microsoft is revolutionizing the classroom in K-12, college and university institutions with their proven Office and Office 365 productivity suites and hardware such as the Surface and Perceptive Pixel devices. The company is no ... Read more
Another day, another Microsoft effort to transform education for the masses. The company is leading the push towards a more interactive and effective way of learning with 21st century tools and technologies using their technologies. Microsoft’s Office 365 has already been ... Read more
Microsoft's push in education continues, as the software and hardware giant helps transform an industry that is in dire need on a global scale. Microsoft aims to reach educators around the world with a series of ‘Quick Tip’ videos that ... Read more
Last week we talked about how Microsoft is helping classrooms better utilize the power of the web with Bing in the Classroom. The company did this by sending volunteers to familiarize teachers with Bing and technology that helps kids learn ... Read more
Microsoft hasn’t been shy about its involvement in education, offering its Surface range of hybrid-PC’s to aid in interactive learning, and making OneNote better and easier to manage in the classroom. We’ve covered their efforts extensively and you can read ... Read more
Microsoft has announced a new tool which works with OneNote to easier to use within classrooms. Educators can now create a new notebook for each of their student to use. Tools to view, annotate, and respond to student work are ... Read more
Microsoft has sworn to protect student data from advertising. As bids for school technology becomes more competitive, companies may consider serving ads to students to make more money. It becomes immediately obvious that students shouldn't be subjected to ads while trying ... Read more
Microsoft’s hybrid PC may not be matching iPad usage in the consumer space, but it’s definitely been a hit in the classroom. We’ve heard about the tablets success in this area over, and over again, and the momentum only seems to ... Read more
Microsoft is dedicated to education. Another project Microsoft is using to drive tech education is their YouthSpark Hub. This program helps get young people the education they need to be successful in the future. There are two main legs of ... Read more
Today in a blog post Microsoft has highlighted schools who have chose to use Windows in the classroom. According to these schools, Windows offers a stable and secure platform for the school IT to manage. Windows also enables teachers to ... Read more
Microsoft has long been active in the education industry; showcasing new technology to be used in classrooms and offering numerous discounts for students. Their Surface tablet has been especially well accepted in educational institutions due to its hybrid nature of ... Read more
It’s September, the new academic year has begun and you're back to school. Whether you’re starting a new course or continuing an existing one, this next app will help you stay in control of your school life, instead of it ... Read more
Simon Peyton-Jones is part of Microsoft Research Cambridge and co-founder of Computing at School (CAS). The aim of CAS is to expose primary and secondary school (kindergarten through high school) children to the basics of computer science. Currently, schools teach computer ... Read more
While the Microsoft Surface line of tablet computers may be struggling in the consumer market, they’re thriving with enterprise clients. Surface has been embraced by Delta Airlines, City National Bank, BMW, Coca-Cola and a number of retailers, medical institutions and education ... Read more
Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft will be launching Office 365, its successor to BPOS, [email protected] and Office Live Small Business — later this year (I'm still hearing early June). On January 11, Microsoft shared new pricing and packaging details about one of the coming Office 365 SKUs: Office 365 for Education.
Bill Gates has been taking online classes for years. Now, he thinks it's time to make sure a whole lot more students do the same.
Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is announcing a new multiyear grant program that will give millions of dollars to those with novel ideas on how to use technology, and in particular online courses, to improve education. The Next Generation Learning Challenges are aimed at both funding new ideas and getting various groups to partner and expand on some of the good ideas that are being tried out, but only at small scale...