Microsoft had a strong presence at last weeks Ulearn12 education conference, not only as a silver sponsor for the event but by showcasing three of Microsoft’s powerful educational offering; Office 365 for education, the global Partners in Learning Network and Microsoft OneNote. Each workshop was fully subscribed likely due to attendees seeing the value in discovering proven ways of extending innovation, collaboration and learning opportunities through Microsoft technologies and programmes. There was also an increased level of excitement as educators and IT professionals were provided insight into the imminent official global release of Windows 8, combining with new exciting hardware form factors, supporting school BYOD strategies and offering wealth of potential to meet student and educator needs within a classroom environment.
A particularly valued session at the conference was the teacher run workshops. Theresa Bosch from Baradene College acknowledged her personal discovery and interest in OneNote through the title of her workshop: "Why was I not told this sooner? Microsoft OneNote simplifying and supporting Staff PLD". Richard Knuckey at Queen Margaret College also ran a deep dive session into their OneNote programme “Multi-purposed e portfolios in use for students and staff”, which was supported by their recent Interface magazine article.
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