Beyond the PC: Helping governments do more with technology

At the Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG), a prestigious regional school of management for West and Central Africa, Microsoft introduced an ICT training program for government leaders and decision makers.     CESAG is located in Senegal, a country making headway in the ICT field. Senegal has been increasing its investment in ICT, jumping…

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UNESCO & Microsoft join forces to promote greater access and use of ICT for higher education enhancement

Last week in Paris close to 100 ministers of education, senior education officials and policy advisors attended the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) followed by the Microsoft Education Leaders Forum. The WCHE is focusing on critical issues around reduced funding for education globally as a result of the economic crisis and the need…

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First Place Imagine Cup Design for Development Award goes to COSMIC!

This just in from Cairo…a big congratulations to team COSMIC from Universiti Sains Malaysia!       At tonight’s Imagine Cup closing ceremony staged in front of the Pyramids, Jasy Liew Suet Yan, Loo Wan Koe, Mathew Phiong Yoon Kheong, Ooi Keng Siang were awarded the 1st place Unlimited Potential Design for Development Achievement Award for their project…

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Imagine Cup Design for Development Award – Tonight’s the Night!

The Imagine Cup finalists for the Unlimited Potential Design for Development Award competed in Cairo yesterday. Early feedback suggests that the judges were deeply impressed by all of the creative thinking and passion that went in to the projects, designed to help solve one of the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Below you will find…

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Capturing the Interest of Students and Motivating Them to Succeed

For many years before I joined Microsoft I taught in secondary schools in the UK. One of the most important initiatives I became involved in was to increase the relevance of education to capture the interest of our students and ultimately motivate them to succeed.  I am happy to say that this challenge continues on…

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