On 27th February, IUB signed a Microsoft Education Agreement to launch a long-term commitment to deliver an enhanced digital learning environment to its students.
IUB will be the first University in Bangladesh to deploy cutting-edge education technology solutions aimed at transforming its teaching and learning methods. These solutions include market-leading software like Microsoft Office 365, the LP+365 Learning Management System, and Enadoc Student Record Management.
Microsoft Office 365 powers the productivity of more than 1.2 billion people around the mobile-first, cloud-first world. Whether educators and students choose to work online or offline, Office 365 apps provides the flexible and familiar tools for collaboration across teams, devices, and platforms.
The digitization of documents is a crucial first step in the transition towards digital transformation. To that end, IUB will use the cloud-based document imaging system Enadoc Document Management. Armed with optical character recognition (OCR) technology, smart tagging, and a user-friendly UI, Enadoc is able to scan all types of documents before storing and securing them in the Microsoft Azure cloud.
The integrated software and services solution detailed above will be deployed, supported, and managed by Tech One Global and its local team.
IUB was founded in 1993 and is one of the oldest private universities in Bangladesh where academic excellence is a tradition, teaching a passion, and lifelong learning a habit. IUB’s goals are to produce graduates of international standards within the local environment, with knowledge and relevant skills to provide leadership in enterprise, public service and welfare; encourage and support useful research; create knowledge; and provide further learning opportunities for adults.
Prof. M Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor of IUB, is keen to bring the latest technologies to the university to benefit both teachers and students. Microsoft and its partners Tech One Global and Learning Possibilities was chosen as they offer relevant access to tools and services used by the “working-world” – developing learners for the future and preparing them for life after education.
Rani Burchmore, Education and Partner Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific, said, “The signing of this agreement with IUB and Tech One Global for the productivity platform represents a continuation of our commitment to cooperate with leading academic institutions like IUB to contribute to economic and social development and advance efforts to build a knowledge based society. We commend the efforts of IUB for its role in strengthening the learning environment for students through the latest platforms and teaching methods, meeting the ever-growing need of 21st century skills in modern workplaces.”
Lars Jeppesen, CEO of Tech One Global, added, “We have been pioneering digital transformation in the Asia Pacific region for over a decade. Our recent partnership with Learning Possibilities has successfully begun to transform learning in the region and drive educational impact in schools, colleges and universities. It’s all about giving our kids and their teachers the best learning experience both in the classroom and at home.”
Dr Mehool Sanghrajka, CEO of Learning Possibilities and the other officials of Independent University, Bangladesh, Tech One Global(Pvt) Ltd and Microsoft were also present at the signing of the agreement.