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Education is moving beyond the classroom. We have resources designed to help educators, students and families enable remote and hybrid learning

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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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4 resources to help educators reimagine computer science in the curriculum

Our world is changing fast. COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated Digital Transformation and all business sectors and institutions have shifted to hybrid work and digital delivery. This has had a huge consequence on required job skills.  According to analysis by LinkedIn and Microsoft, 149 million more digital jobs will be created by 2025, in fields […]

Vânia Neto

Vânia Neto

Education Skills Lead | Learning & Skills Specialist | Microsoft Western Europe

How the FH JOANNEUM University is preparing students for new skillset demands with the Microsoft Learn for Educators Program
How the FH JOANNEUM University is preparing students for new skillset demands with the Microsoft Learn for Educators Program

“Nowadays, if you want to pursue a career in medical informatics, you need to be highly skilled in software engineering, machine learning and more. Fortunately, that’s where the Microsoft courses are making the difference for me – helping me to start my learning journey and acquire the basic knowledge to later build expertise upon.” Daniel […]

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 found themselves away from the classroom environment and learning from home, schools were 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 to deliver […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning
Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning

The COVID-19 pandemic 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?” What people desperately need are opportunities to team up and find pathways of action […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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