The gaping opportunity divide in Asia means the very best performing education systems in the world are sitting next to the very worst. It seems the divide isn’t as wide as it is deep. This is reflected in the results of the most recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment measures the academic performance of students and compares these results by national average.
BINUS University, in partnership with Microsoft and ASUS, today announced the deployment of Windows 8.1 based ASUS Transformer Book T100 devices to enhance its online learning. The devices will be used by diploma, bachelor’s and master’s degree students within the BINUS Online Learning program.
Technology has long been a male-dominated industry. While the scale has tipped slightly – 27 percent of IT professionals today are women – there is more to be done to bridge the gender gap. Clair Deevy, Microsoft’s Citizenship Lead for Asia Pacific, explains why government, education and community leaders should inspire more young women to enter the IT field – and how.
In part 1 of 4 of Future-Proofing Cities, Education Director for Microsoft APAC, Beth Watson, discusses the radical changes in education – from the way it’s taught to how students learn today. In the midst of paradigm shifts, how should educators and leaders prepare their students to be the workforce of tomorrow?
Microsoft’s Asia Pacific Senior Education Programmes Manager Felicia Brown shares how teachers and schools are integrating ICT into the learning process to ensure students are equipped with the right skills in the real world.
We are proud to announce this year’s five outstanding grand prize winners for the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change! Among the winners, four countries are represented including two inspiring students from Asia!