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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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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Students learn coding skills in a fun environment with Minecraft tutorial

By Editorial team  Learning how to use and innovate with technology are essential skills for today’s youth, giving them the power to drive growth and opportunity for themselves and their communities. That’s why Microsoft has partnered with Code.org for Hour of Code. Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Microsoft Education, recently made the announcement here. Hour…

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Dubai’s GEMS Education schools use Microsoft technology to help students and teachers shine

~ Edite Laka, Audience Engagement Manager for Gulf “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action” – Herbert Spencer We live in an age of action, of doing, of making dreams happen. At Microsoft, we want to inspire people to become more productive through technology while achieving their highest potential – and this…

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Three trends impacting education policy across the Middle East and Africa

By Heba Ramzy, Director, Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Although schools around the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region are only just coming to the end of the academic year, many governments have been taking stock for much longer and considering what is required to ensure positive learning outcomes when the new year begins. From the…

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Dubai’s GEMS Education schools use Microsoft technology to help students and teachers shine

~ Edite Laka, Audience Engagement Manager for Gulf “The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action” – Herbert Spencer We live in an age of action, of doing, of making dreams happen. At Microsoft, we want to inspire people to become more productive through technology while achieving their highest potential – and this…

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Let’s make teachers the champions of education in the Middle East

Posted by: Mark East, General Manager Operations – Microsoft WW Education Earlier this month, I visited Egypt to meet with government and school leaders to discuss the future of education in the country, and how to solve some of the current challenges – focusing on equipping today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. I learnt that the…

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Microsoft and UNDP put the lights on youth in Egypt with local employability initiative to create future business leaders

Posted by the Editorial Team “My dream was to help other youth find their path,” says Ashraf Abou Zeid, Masr Ta3mal (Masr Works) trainer in Aswan Youth Center. And this is exactly what he has done. Ashraf, like hundreds of youth, was recruited by the Ministry of Youth, trained by Microsoft Egypt on the Career…

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