Anthony Salcito, VP World Wide Education, Microsoft – [email protected] 617-877-2780
Technology in Education – Expect More
- attract and retain students, researchers and academics in an increasingly competitive environment
- student populations are growing and are more diverse, distributed, discerning and price concious
- limited government funding and tight budgets
Collaborative Campus a vision and an IT architecture designed especially for higher education to establish a relevant, contemporary learning environment. (Microsoft 2011)
Technology Focus Areas
- Unified Communications
- Academic Search
- Education Analytics
- Cloud Services
- Social Computing
- Identity Integration
Anthony did a series of impromptu demos using Office 2010 tools particularly PowerPoint and OneNote (one of my fav apps)
Take a look at the Microsoft Download Centre for the Interactive Classroom.
Office 365 for Education
Office 365 for Education is a replacement of [email protected] offering. Brings together cloud versions of Microsoft communication and collaboration products – Office Professional Plus, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online. This is a very interesting option for us if we choose to run our administrative SharePoint in our data centre and leverage the Office 365 cloud service for academic delivery service. This hybrid option could give us scalability for our large and dynamic academic environment.
We really need to get our heads around what is private and confidential (from a data perspective) and what is not.
Student Readiness Resources – Microsoft is putting lots of focus in this area by providing career roadmaps, student learning plans, IT Academy Student Pass, Dreamspark, Student 2 Business, Imagine Cup, BizSpark, Student Tech Clubs, etc
Partners in Learning – building capacity, growing learning communities, expanding teaching and learning practices.
Take a look at Montage – another Microsoft project, part of fuse labs – http://fuse.microsoft.com/project/Montage.aspx
Another one to look at based on a gaming for learning model Ribbon Hero http://www.officelabs.com/ribbonhero