3 Ed-tech Trends in APAC

  As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) becomes an integral part of our lives, educators have been re-examining their beliefs of epistemology and pedagogy, resulting in some dramatic reforms. The effects are nowhere more keenly felt than in Asia, with its large 600 million K-12 students, and challenges in providing equal access to educational opportunities….

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Hour of Code 2015 Stretches across 17 Asian Countries to Reach Over 230,000 Youth

By Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Asia Pacific & Japan Did you know that an average person today has access to more computing power in their back pocket than NASA had when they first put two men on the moon in 1969? But the Digital Age is…

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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…

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Cultivating a Love for Computer Science at Malaysia’s STEM Centre

“Anyone can learn to program. It’s a matter of getting the right resources to understand the fundamental concepts,” said Danaraj Ram Kumar, a Malaysian Microsoft YouthSpark advocate. This is a sentiment shared by the Multimedia Development Center (MDeC), which hopes to nurture future innovators for Malaysia’s digital economy. The event was graced by (from left…

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Penang International Science Fair Gives Students First Taste of Coding

When 50,000 people gather in an indoor stadium on a weekend, it’s usually to watch a sporting event. Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng (second from left) is briefed by Jasmine Begum (right), Legal & Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft on the importance of Coding & STEM education. However at the SPICE Arena in…

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Aiding Nonprofits and Changing Lives

Since 2005, Microsoft has been holding NGO Connection Days for international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to exchange ideas on the ways technology can be used for social good. Working together for a better, brighter Malaysia: (from left) Ng Kian Oui, Tzu Chi Foundation; Carlos Lacerda, Microsoft Malaysia; and Teri Choong, Generasi Gemilang At a…

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Malaysia Speaks Code!

As part of Microsoft’s global YouthSpark Initiative, Malaysia is opening doors to opportunities for anybody who wants to learn the universal language of code.Watch as celebrities, political leaders and everyday people show their support for more young people to learn to code. It’s easy, fun and addictive. What are you waiting for? Learn to speak…

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A Recap of the Inaugural Week of Code in Southeast Asia

From a 700-strong dialogue session in Vietnam, to an endorsement by US President Barack Obama during his visit to Malaysia, we can say that our Asia Pacific Week of Code has been nothing but a success! The Asia Pacific Week of Code kicked off with a blast on 21 April with thousands of youth attending…

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Asia Pacific Week of Code is Here!

There are nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages in Asia Pacific. Can you imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities?   Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is challenging youth across Asia Pacific to do an hour of code between 21-27 April,…

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Celebrities Call Out for #WeSpeakCode

We Speak Code. Do you? As part of Microsoft’s global YouthSpark Initiative, and with celebrities around Asia showing their support for more young people to learn to code in school, we are proud to present a Week of Code to encourage everyone to try their first Hour of Code at code.org. It’s easy, fun and…

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