Microsoft seeks to “transform and modernize education” by collaborating with edX for new online course offerings - Information Technology News

Microsoft seeks to “transform and modernize education” by collaborating with edX for new online course offerings

Earlier this year, Microsoft shared that they wanted to help “transform and modernized education”. What does transforming schools actually mean? To Microsoft, it means educating from the very top. That includes administrators, principals, and school leaders that directly influence the development of lessons and learning. The tech giant intends to develop classes specifically for these individuals to put learning first and now those previously promised classes are finally available. Announced through the Microsoft in Education blog, Microsoft revealed the release of five new leadership courses on the edX platform.

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For those that may not know, edX is a massive online course provider that was created in May 2012 by a collaboration of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the prestigious Harvard University. Almost anyone can register and take part in self-paced classes developed by universities and professors delivered conveniently online with a wide variety of topics.

In this case, Microsoft’s courses are focused towards providing up to date references and technological knowledge to administrators for K-12 schools. The classes were developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, and the University of Queensland.

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