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Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated a torrent of individual and small-group responses as to how education could be transformed. We have found a groundswell of interest in the question, “How best to take advantage of the new opportunities arising from the disruption?

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Microsoft Ireland

Empowering Innovation

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Microsoft’s DreamSpace: Coming to Northern Ireland

Microsoft’s DreamSpace: Coming to Northern Ireland     When we opened the doors of DreamSpace in our Dublin campus in April 2018, our aim was to inspire children to unbox their ambition, spark their creativity, and supercharge their ideas so that they can create the world of tomorrow. We knew it would be successful and we […]

Kieran McCorry

Kieran McCorry

National Technology Officer

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Securing Ireland’s Digital Leadership

Securing Ireland’s Digital Leadership   Ireland is recognised as a digital hub in Europe. It is home to one third of Europe’s data, the top five global software companies and a thriving ecosystem. This enviable position is as a result of decades of policy makers and industry leaders working together for the benefit of all. […]

Cathriona  Hallahan

Cathriona Hallahan

Manager Director at Microsoft Ireland

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Women in Tech 2019 – The Importance of Diversity and Digital Culture in The Workplace

Women in Tech 2019 – The Importance of Diversity and Digital Culture in The Workplace   The Women in Tech Conference recently took place at the Convention Centre in Dublin and I had the privilege of speaking at the event as well as attending some talks by incredible and inspiring female leaders currently working in […]

Aisling Curtis

Aisling Curtis

Commercial Director

Microsoft’s new quantum computing lab opens its doors to a world of possibilities

Microsoft’s new quantum computing lab opens its doors to a world of possibilities

A new Microsoft laboratory at the Delft University of Technology is the latest step towards making quantum computing a reality.

Leentje Chavatte

Leentje Chavatte

Microsoft, Data & AI and Digital Transformation

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The Future of Work is Child’s Play

The Future of Work is Child’s Play In his very famous TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson argued that education needed to focus on stimulating creativity and imagination to equip future generations for a rapidly changing world. As part of our Surface Go launch, Microsoft asked Irish parents about how they viewed imagination, creativity, outdoor play […]

Lisa Hunt

Lisa Hunt

Surface Business Group Lead

Microsoft and Quantum Computing

How to build a quantum computer

Professor Leo Kouwenhoven is a key member of Microsoft’s quantum team – and leads a team of researchers and engineers at the Microsoft Quantum Lab in Delft, in the Netherlands. We asked Professor Leo why it’s so difficult to build a quantum computer. Why is it so hard to build a quantum computer? We don’t […]

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