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Students from Lucan Community College are pictured at the recent STEM Passport for Inclusion graduation.

Empowering Equal Access to STEM

As our digital economy evolves, new and emerging technologies continue to generate opportunities for communities, individuals, and businesses across the country. The potential of these technologies can only be unlocked, if everyone, everywhere has the skills to do so. Unfortunately, there remain significant imbalances in STEM in Ireland. According to the Higher Education Authority, 43% […]

James O’Connor

James O’Connor

Vice President of Microsoft International Operations

Minister Calleary, Anne Sheehan & James O'Connor looking at a laptop

Skilling Up Ireland for an AI future

AI offers huge potential to empower workers, people and communities across Ireland – but only if everyone, everywhere has the skills to use it. That’s why today, 27th October 2023, we’re proud to be joined by Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Dara Calleary TD to launch our new national AI […]

James O’Connor

James O’Connor

Vice President of Microsoft International Operations

Unlock the potential of your students with Microsoft’s new Learning Accelerators

Unlock the potential of your students with Microsoft’s new Learning Accelerators

Personalized learning is a goal that educators everywhere have been trying to achieve for years. But the pandemic shone a light on the complexity of that challenge for teachers, who face a more diverse set of student needs than ever before.  Because delivering a truly personalized learning experience for every student has traditionally required lots […]

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Microsoft’s collaboration with the Prince Couple’s Foundation sheds a light on dyslexia

Microsoft’s collaboration with the Prince Couple’s Foundation sheds a light on dyslexia

Microsoft Sweden and the Prince Couple’s Foundation have entered into a partnership to highlight the topic of dyslexia. The aim of the partnership is to spread knowledge and awareness about dyslexia and show how modern technology can help children and youth with reading and writing difficulties to reach their full potential. According to the Swedish […]

Mia Forsäng

Mia Forsäng

Education Lead - Microsoft Sweden

Celebrating One Year of #StepIn2Tech

Celebrating One Year of #StepIn2Tech

A mentored pathway to a career in the digital economy A little over one year ago, Microsoft Ireland sat down with our long-standing NGO partner, Fastrack to IT (FIT), to discuss how we could support people who were experiencing unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic to upskill or reskill in order to secure new employment […]

James O’Connor

James O’Connor

Vice President of Microsoft International Operations

Ireland Future is Mine presenters with the finalists

Empowering Young People to Re-imagine Ireland’s Digital Future

As someone who has watched with great satisfaction as the Microsoft Dream Space journey has evolved and grown over the last four years, it was a moment of pride and excitement for me, as I’m sure it was for many of my colleagues across Microsoft Ireland, to tune into the final of the Ireland’s Future […]

James O’Connor

James O’Connor

Vice President of Microsoft International Operations

4 digital tools that can help educators create a more inclusive classroom

4 digital tools that can help educators create a more inclusive classroom

In these times of continued disruption and uncertainty, schools and universities need agile remote learning tools to meet their new challenges. For educators, meeting increasingly diverse learning needs demands they provide inclusive, accessible learning environments that inspire confidence, support well-being, and encourage independence in non-stigmatising ways. Inclusive school is a base camp for real life. […]

Mark Sparvell

Mark Sparvell

Director, Education Marketing | Microsoft Worldwide

Northern Ireland moves to cloud-first education

Northern Ireland moves to cloud-first education

Northern Ireland moves to cloud-first education All teachers in the region now being equipped with Surface Pro laptops Transforming how education is provided in Northern Ireland over the next decade is a crucial goal for the region’s Education Authority.  To meet digital skills needs over that period and beyond, the authority is implementing a versatile […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Making learning accessible for everyone with Microsoft Education

Making learning accessible for everyone with Microsoft Education

Every student deserves a solution to help them achieve great things. Learn in this article how Microsoft’s accessibility tools can support diverse learning needs. More than 1 billion people across the world have disabilities. Yet only 1 in 10 have access to the tools they need to fully participate in society. It is a challenge […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Imagining a new era of education with Windows 11 and Windows 11 SE

Imagining a new era of education with Windows 11 and Windows 11 SE

The past 2 years have fundamentally changed the education landscape. Schools are relying on technology in unprecedented ways, shining a light on the fact that solutions that were once “good enough” for learning, no longer meet the bar.  This moment presents a unique opportunity to reimagine how we can use technology to empower educators and […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Building a pathway to the Cloud through our new Skill Forward programme

Building a pathway to the Cloud through our new Skill Forward programme

The past years have demonstrated in a very real way the power of Cloud technologies. Put simply, without the Cloud, we would not have been able to work or learn from home nor would we be witnessing the pace of digital transformation that is underpinning our economic recovery. Cloud technologies are now critical to every […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Ireland’s Future is MINE (and Yours!): The next stage of the Dream Space journey

Ireland’s Future is MINE (and Yours!): The next stage of the Dream Space journey

October 2021 marked an exciting juncture in Microsoft Ireland’s Dream Space journey with the launch of the second series of Dream Space TV, available on RTE.ie/Learn. The inaugural series was developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which not only meant that pupils and teachers were suddenly and unexpectedly restricted from visiting the Dream Space […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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