Students and Teachers Design for an Inclusive Education

An inclusive education system does not start with machines, but understanding. And technologies can help take us there. Hong Kong teachers and students got thinking and designing for students with special educational needs.

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#DigiGirlz 2016: Inspiring Girls to Tech

Technology is facing a diversity issue: that women are underrepresented in the industry. As such, Microsoft organized DigiGirlz Singapore 2016 to encourage greater participation among young women within Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, and help break up misconceptions about women in technology.

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Why Computer Science Should Be Compulsory in Schools

Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and communicate with one another, and powering this is computer science—the study of computers and computational systems. Read more to find out why we think computer science should be a compulsory subject in schools.

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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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Bringing Computer Science into the Classroom, One Step at a Time

This is part of a series of Educator in Tech profiles, where we capture and share inspirational journeys and words of advice from educators who teach coding or use it to engage students in their classroom. In Yogyakarta, a city renowned for being the centre of education in Indonesia, there is a growing awareness of…

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Creating a Better Future for People with Disabilities in Thailand

In Thailand, the majority of disabled people, such as those who are blind, missing a limb or have a deformity, still face great obstacles in employment due to a lack of opportunities to gain the necessary knowledge to become successful professionals and entrepreneurs. “People living with a disability in our local communities are in many…

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Microsoft Employees’ BIG Ideas on Coding Take Shape

In conjunction with the 2015 #WeSpeakCode campaign, Microsoft challenged its employees in Asia to develop their own BIG Idea to encourage more people to learn coding. Earlier, we showcased JP Sibug's BIG Idea to teach coding to people with disabilities in the Philippines. Now we introduce you to Michelle Sandford and Elise Stanberg, both from…

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Dream Big! Register for Imagine Cup 2016

Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s global student technology competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and create applications, games and integrated solutions that can change the way we live, work and play. Eligible student teams will once again compete with thousands of others from across the globe by developing a technology…

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Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs to Code for a Better World

When Atipbodee Khemaprasit founded SmartVC, his vision was to create a solution that helps make commuting easier and less time-consuming in bustling Bangkok. “I’ve personally experienced the difficulty in travelling around Bangkok due to the lack of transport information. That’s why we created BKK Connect, a standardised public transportation map to help people commute more…

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Boosting Opportunities for Youth to Learn Computer Science

Science and technology are the foundations of today’s innovation economy. With digital technologies now becoming ubiquitous across all fields, more companies are seeking people with computer engineering and programming skills to drive the next wave of innovation. Computer science is critical to an all-rounded education and the development of students’ critical thinking and problem solving…

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