Using Kodu Game Lab to Bring out Creativity in Students

This is part of a series of Educator in Tech profiles, where we share inspirational journeys and learnings from educators who are using code and other technologies to engage their students.    When in middle school, Youngsang Cho often sought out his music teacher for advice. It was this teacher’s wisdom and passion for teaching…


Technology is an Extension of Our Bodies

The Korea Muscular Dystrophy Association (KMDA) provides support services to people with neuromuscular conditions, and improves public understanding of the challenges confronting them. The following is a guest blog by Young Man Jeong, Chairman of KMDA, who shares how the nonprofit is supporting muscular dystrophy sufferers through technology.    Imagine being bound tightly. A mosquito bites…


Dare to Imagine – Imagine Cup 2015 World Finalists Announced!

150 teams from 64 countries participated in the World Semifinals of the Imagine Cup 2015 competition. Judges have evaluated all the projects and found some very impressive work. Emerging from the five minute video pitch challenge are 33 finalists from the three categories of Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. We are proud to present to…


Volunteering, Leading and Gaming to Make a Difference

This post is part of a series of articles that highlight Microsoft employees in Asia who are creating a positive impact in their local community, and inspiring others along the way. If you visit the Amsa Rehabilitation Centre in South Korea on a weekend, there is a good chance you will bump into Neung-Seon Shin….


Internet of Things Camp: Tapping Coding Potential in Korean Youth

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been heralded as the next big wave in the technology revolution. In an ever-connected world, the IoT offers vast untapped potential for a new generation of innovators to create new apps or develop solutions that will enrich their communities. At a recent YouthSpark IoT Camp, 20 students got the…


Helping Korean Youth Fulfil their Career Aspirations

By Jin Hee Bae, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Korea Korean students are not strangers to the importance of academic credentials, whether to secure a place in their preferred university or to apply for their dream job. While this focus on academic achievement has helped raise education standards in South Korea, an increasing number of youth…


Helping Children in South Korea to Dream Further

Technology is fast making its way into the classroom—and for good reason. In South Korea, students are actively leveraging new technology to enhance their learning experience. While advanced learning tools are easily accessible to students in Korea’s largest cities, school administrators are often faced with the challenge of extending the benefits of technology to students…


Raising Awareness of Intellectual Property Rights among Korean Students

From Star Wars to Coca Cola, many artistic works and inventions are the intellectual property of their creators and are protected under international copyright laws. Yet, many Korean youth remain unfamiliar with the concept of intellectual property rights (IPR) and are therefore prone to unknowingly committing copyright infringement. To help address this issue, the Korea…