Microsoft IOI hosts entrepreneurship education project

Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands recently collaborated with the Ministry of Education of Mauritius and the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) on the entrepreneurship education project. Microsoft proposed a Build Your Business curriculum for secondary school educators so as to implement Entrepreneurship Education at a secondary level in Mauritius. This involved the customisation of Build Your…

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From intern to Regional Programme Manager in just one year

Thembile Ndlovu once met a young entrepreneur from Ghana who was building drones. When she first met him, he talked about a world where drones would carry big cargo. “It’s possible,” he said. He believed that anything was possible. Thembile’s job was to inspire him to make his seemingly crazy idea a reality. A year…

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Take a look at Office 365 Enterprise’s new capabilities

Office 365 Enterprise now has three new features, offering our customers increased collaboration, data analysis and security. We have created a test drive demo allowing you to experience the new features without having to install it on your machine: https://aka.ms/testenterprise So what are these new features and how will they make your life easier: Modern…

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Unlock skills for the modern workplace using the 5 C’s

By: Mark Chaban Area Director of Education for Microsoft Middle East & Africa I was recently at the BETT Education forum in Abu Dhabi, and top of everyone’s minds was how the business world is changing due to mobile technology. With businesses focusing less on the organisation itself, and more on its people, students preparing for the…

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4 easy ways to create a digital classroom

For many schools, the idea of a completely digital classroom is still just a vision. However, FutureSource estimates half of all K-12 students will have access to a 1:1 device by the next academic year. With this 1:1 computing trend growing in schools, more educators are looking at ways to transform their classrooms into paperless…

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Class Notebooks get even better with new add-in for OneNote

Good teachers are always on the lookout for teaching tools and tricks to save time, stay organised and help them better engage with their students. At Microsoft, we know how important it is to be at the top of your teaching game, and we’re excited to be rolling out the new Office 365 Education experience….

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Make going back to class fun with OneNote

Performing well at school can sometimes be a bit of challenge, but what about for those with learning disabilities like dyslexia? To assist those with learning disabilities, Microsoft is introducing Learning Tools for OneNote – a toolbar designed specifically to improve reading and writing experiences for all students, including for those who experience learning challenges….

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Five apps that make learning easier and more fun

Apps have become an integral part of our lives. We use them across our devices, for work and play – from taking notes and checking flights, to reading books and playing games. So it’s no surprise that apps also play a role in teaching and learning. Not only does interaction with these apps introduce students…

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Celebrating learning without borders through Microsoft’s Skype-a-thon

By Editorial Team Last year we celebrated learning without borders with a Global Education Skype-a-thon which is a 2-day event aimed at connecting classrooms around the world to showcase how technology can be used to enhance the learning experience. In a world that is increasingly becoming economically, politically and culturally fractured, the ability to unite…

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Students brush up their technology skills at Turkey Summer School

Increasing technology awareness among university students is an important first step in giving them the tools they need to be successful in the 21st century. That was our thinking behind hosting the Microsoft Turkey Open Academy Summer School in last year. 100 students got the chance to visit the Microsoft Turkey offices and increase not…

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