Insight and Action to Improve Learning from Data

What if teachers had detailed windows into each student’s past learning? What if school leaders had these windows into learning and teaching for their schools? What if these views of learning looked into the future as well as the past? Education organizations of all kinds are struggling to do more with less. A cost they…


Education Leaders from More than 33 Countries Gather at the 2015 Microsoft Education Leaders Briefing

On Sunday, January 18th, nearly 100 top-level education leaders gathered in London, representing Argentina to Zimbabwe and 33 countries in between. They will attended the Education Leaders Briefing at the Cardinal Place Immersive Classroom, Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre. These decision makers engaged in dialog with colleagues and experts about transforming education with 1:1 and mobile…


Guest Post by Michael Braun, Instructional Coach for Technology in Public Schools: Improving Technology Education and Literacy in Schools

There are likely to be 150,000 computing jobs opening up each year through 2020, according to an analysis of federal forecasts by the Association for Computing Machinery, a professional society for computing researchers. But despite the hoopla around start-up celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, fewer than 40,000 American students received bachelor's degrees in computer…


Empowering the Next Generation of Academic Research with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is the foundation for twenty-first century research Universities today face increasing demands and constraints as they work to create a successful academic research environment. The cloud delivers flexibility, scalability, security, and cost savings, as well as the efficiency, responsiveness, and speed that Principal Investigators and post-doctoral and graduate student researchers need to achieve…


Managing the Digital Classroom: Microsoft Partners Take a Giant Leap Forward

By Margo Day, Vice President, U.S. Education Technology has been making inroads in classrooms around the world for years now, but there have remained significant – and stubborn — barriers to success, especially around access, security and affordability. The good news is that, as manufacturers and vendors continue to streamline and simplify mobile and cloud-based…


Microsoft at ISTE: Helping teachers and students make the Digital Transition

June 26, 2014 | Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Education, Microsoft It’s that time of year again. This coming weekend, I will be joining my Microsoft Education colleagues at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta to learn about and share how technology can help students, teachers, and administrators…


Educators Become Developers: Winners of the First Windows 8 App-a-thon

The New Era of Digital Learning was fully on display in London early this week, when educators became developers for 24 hours in the first-ever Windows 8 App-a-thon at the British Education Technology & Training (BETT) Show.  On Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, January 29th, 21 Partners in Learning Innovative Teachers from Europe were invited…

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2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Day Two

Rick Rashid who created and runs Microsoft Research gave the opening keynote for day two. I found it interesting that when they started Microsoft Research they had a hard time recruiting top researchers. Twenty years ago Microsoft was still a relatively small company and there were doubts in some people’s minds that MSR (or even…


2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Day One

Oh what a day! I’m at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond WA this week. This is a big event for Microsoft Research with over 400 faculty from around the world hear for two days of presentations, demos, and lot and lots of conversations. We started off with a keynote by…