Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Dedicated to empowering students and teachers of today to create the world of tomorrow

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Microsoft partnership with FIT

Despite being amid a technological revolution, empowering individuals with the appropriate digital skills remains our greatest challenge. The number of young people who are pursuing STEM careers is steadily decreasing; and only half of all students who do choose STEM courses end up in STEM careers. Furthermore, we are also in the midst of a skills […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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IT Sligo: levelling the playing field in education with cloud technology

“When it comes to learning new technologies, having the space to explore and play around is very important. With the solution we’ve put in place, our students now have that possibility. They can learn in their own time, from anywhere.” Shaun McBrearty, Assistant Lecturer in Computer Science at IT Sligo is explaining how teaching and […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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Reimagining Uninterrupted Learning at Sacred Heart School in Tullamore

As students and teachers once again find themselves away from the classroom environment and learning from home, schools are again adapting to different ways of learning to ensure quality education continues. For the Sacred Heart School in Tullamore, Co Offaly, the staff and student body were well prepared to deal with this upheaval and continued […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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A look inside the classroom of the future at Sacred Heart School in Tullamore 

A look inside the classroom of the future at Sacred Heart School in Tullamore  At Microsoft, we are continually inspired by schools across the globe that are enabling remote or blended learning in ingenious ways. One such example is Sacred Heart School in the town of Tullamore, which is leading the way in Ireland when it comes to the integrated use of technology in the classroom.   Teachers and students at the all-girls school now use […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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University College Cork Transforms the Learning Experience for over 21,000 Students and Staff Overnight

University College Cork Transforms the Learning Experience for over 21,000 Students and Staff Overnight Using Microsoft Teams, UCC staff host 600 meetings and calls daily and deliver student exams across 3000 subject modules despite the campus remaining closed. COVID-19 didn’t give anyone time to prepare. Over the course of a weekend University College Cork was […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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DreamSpace: A Catalyst for Education Change

DreamSpace: A Catalyst for Education Change Two years ago, Microsoft invested €5m to develop DreamSpace, a dedicated innovation and education hub at our campus headquarters in Leopardstown. Opening the doors, we made a commitment to engage 100,000 primary and Transition Year students in the space. After year two we’re well on our way to achieving […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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DreamSpace HomeSpace Series

Bring some STE(A)M lessons into your home. Let’s Learn Together. DreamSpace HomeSpace is an initiative by Microsoft Ireland to help teachers, parents and children participate remotely in some of our favourite DreamSpace activities. Our HomeSpace series begins with our favourite MakeCode platforms- micro:bit, Arcade and Minecraft. Just like in DreamSpace, we want to equip participants […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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