Education Asia

dMicro-credentials: Opening the door to an inclusive future of work in the digital age

Here’s an alternative method of understanding the value of skills as we move toward an inclusive future of work. This goes beyond the formal qualifications that someone may, or may not, hold – especially people in the underserved communities where educational opportunities are few. Read more »


Australian schoolgirl smilingCreating a firm foundation for Indigenous success

For many, Year 12 feels far less significant than what comes after – a degree, a first job, and the career path that follows. However, it’s still a pivotal moment in the lives of many young people and that no everyone has the opportunity to complete it. Read how Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is working to ensure more Indigenous students get an opportunity to complete Year 12 with the help of Microsoft Dynamics partner, Barhead Solutions. Read more »


Students looks at a screen.Planning education in the AI era

School leaders across Asia and around the world are aware that artificial intelligence has the potential to transform education. Whether it’s by supporting teachers and learners in the classroom with more personalized experiences, or in helping school systems get real-time perspectives into what’s happening on the ground, data and analytics tools empowered… Read more »



Microsoft challenges Australian students to use AI to solve social and environmental issues with launch of national competition

Microsoft Australia and professional learning organisation, Education Changemakers, are calling on teachers and local high school students to enter a new national competition – the AI for Good Challenge – to learn about AI and engage with it confidently and ethically, by developing ideas for AI solutions to help tackle real world social and environmental challenges… Read more »


Make personalized learning a reality for your students

New technology and digital tools will increasingly play an important role in helping teachers adopt personalized learning practices to keep students engaged in a changing world, and ultimately improve learning outcomes.

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DigiGirlzWomen and girls in STEM: Having a critical role in shaping Asia Pacific’s future

Asia Pacific countries can reach new heights of innovation, inclusiveness, and prosperity when more girls and women pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Microsoft APAC President Andrea Della Mattea says… Read more »



Here’s why Asia Pacific’s educators need a future-ready toolbox

There is no doubt that a digital future lies ahead. As the education landscape undergoes a digital transformation, computer science education proves to be increasingly invaluable in helping teachers – from all disciplines – to equip their students… Read more »



Sri Lanka HOCMicrosoft hosts Computer Science Education Day in Sri Lanka

Microsoft on 8 Feruary held its flagship computer science workshop for students and teachers at its corporate office in Colombo. Over 100 participants, representing public, private schools and underserved youth… Read more »



Seizing the challenge and making that future real

As the people who are nurturing our next generation, educators are in the best position to ignite students’ interest in computer science, writes Daiana Beitler, Philanthropies Lead, Microsoft Asia. Read more »



Team CaeliImagine Cup Asian Champs take on the world with Azure-driven anti-pollution mask

It was a moment they will not forget. As soon as they wer named winners of the 2019 Imagine Cup Asia Finals, Aakash Bhadana, Vasu Kaushik, and Bharat Sundal hugged each another and proudly held up the Indian tricolor along with their trophies. Read more »



Using technology to transform higher education in Malaysia

Equipped with the key tech tools for business, Universiti Sains Islam (USIM) is transforming its campus for students and lecturers alike. Course content, lectures and assignments are now managed from a central hub… Read more »



Azrina Muhamad ZukiMicrosoft celebrates computer science education week by reinforcing its commitment to building a future-ready Asia Pacific

As part of its ongoing efforts to close the digital skills gap, Microsoft has kicked off Future Ready, an annual initiative run in partnership with nonprofits and schools to generate interest amongst students to learn computer science… Read more »


Digital Native LearnerFive ways to connect with digital native learners in Asia

The digitally-driven environment of today has given rise to a new generation of learners. Here is how you better engage them with technology and deliver a richer learning experience…. Read more »



VIDEO: Mixed reality brings indigenous cultures to life in Australian classrooms

Microsoft Australia is proud to contribute to the safeguarding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and language with the launch of Australia’s first mixed reality and digital skills initiative, the Njulgang Project… Watch the video »



RadioLIVE: How is Minecraft helping with education?

Deirdre Quarnstrom, Microsoft’s General Manager of Minecraft Education explains the game and the impact it has on the children who play and learn with it. Read more… Read more »



Two students looking at a deviceFour tech trends empowering educators across Asia

The future of education is exciting. As the education industry in Asia evolves in step with recent technological advances, new ways of teaching and learning have emerged — empowering educators with more solutions to better engage learners. From artificial intelligence (AI) to immersive learning experiences, the rise of such technologies… Read more »



Minecraft migrates into classrooms: is educational gaming the way of the future?

Teachers have one of the toughest jobs in the world, and educational games like Minecraft can help them engage students and prepare them for the jobs of the future, according to Microsoft’s Deirdre Quarnstrom, who is visiting New Zealand schools to promote the game’s new educational edition… Read more »



Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping dyslexic students thrive with technology

Microsoft becomes the first company to sign the Made by Dyslexia pledge: to give the 700 million people with dyslexia around the world access to technology that empowers them to excel in their academic journey, and in life. Every dyslexic child should be understood and given the right support to realize their brilliant potential… Read more »



MIE Expert 2018-2019 bannerInnovative educators are making a difference in digital Asia

5 October marks World Teachers’ Day, and this year’s theme is focused on reminding the global community that the right to education cannot be achieved without training and qualifying teachers. The “Teachers’ Gap” is more pronounced among vulnerable populations… Read more »



Inspiring students in Asia to create social impact with tech

The world’s problems are often complex, lacking a straightforward solution and well-defined approach—a reality many educators today are trying to prepare their students for. To develop their students’ future readiness, Microsoft Innovative Educators Experts (MIEEs) in Asia are bringing real-world problems into the classroom… Read more »



How artificial intelligence is changing education in Asia and around the world

Right now, a chatbot with artificial intelligence (AI) can act as a virtual friend and can even speak in multiple languages. Doctors are also starting to use AI in various ways to diagnose illnesses and to make surgical operations safer. Some farmers rely on AI to grow more crops… Read more »



children lifting up laptops in a classroomNo more computer lessons on a blackboard: Happy students now learn in a computer lab

Teacher Richard Appiah Akoto became a global social media sensation after posting pictures of himself giving computer lessons with a blackboard and chalk because his school in rural Ghana had no working computers. Now, his biggest wish has come true: His students are happily learning digital skills in a brand new computer lab.. Read more »



Richard and Anthony face to faceTeacher who used a chalkboard in a computer class with no computers, stars at Microsoft’s Education Exchange

A teacher who resorted to using a chalkboard in his computer studies class – because his school in Ghana had no working PCs – has been given a star treatment at an international educators’ conference hosted by Microsoft in Singapore… Read more »



E2 Group PhotoCelebrating educators globally at Microsoft Education Exchange 2018

Microsoft hosted its annual Education Exchange (E2) conference in Singapore this week, with educators and school leaders around the world exchanging ideas to develop innovative experiences in classrooms, as well as explore emerging trends in education, including new technologies that support teaching, skills development… Read more »



Boy in front of a chalkboard87% of education leaders believe they need to be a digital institution to succeed

Leaders in Asia Pacific’s education sector are showing urgency in embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution. 87% of them believe that they need to transform to a digital institution to enable future growth, yet only 23% said that they have a full digital strategy in place today. These are some of the key findings of the Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation Survey… Read more »



Girl using a Surface LaptopPersonalizing education with technology in Asia

While personalized learning may have only gotten its official name in 1970, its history goes back much further. The concept is based on ideas that have existed for nearly a whole century, with the Winnetka Plan and Dalton Plan introducing tailored strategies for individual learners… Read more »



Understanding when tech effectively improves learning in Asia

To ensure that students stay engaged and empower them to be future-ready, education institutions are embarking on their digital journeys to introduce technology tools and digitalize their environments. However, one question that many education institutions still have when pursuing their transformation initiatives is: Is technology effective in improving learning outcomes?… Read more »



Keeping up with the growth of technology in the classroom in Asia

Whether it’s creating worlds in Minecraft: Education Edition to explain complex concepts, using Skype to connect to classrooms around the world or leveraging analytics to personalize learning, digital technologies have taken root in classrooms around Asia with the aim of driving better learning outcomes for students… Read more »



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