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Tech drives 300% increase of innovative Malaysian schools at BETT Summit, Microsoft reveals

AvantiKumar | Dec. 22, 2014
The Asia Pacific education leadership summit shows significant rise of local educator experts, said Microsoft Malaysia MD Carlos Lacerda.

 

Microsoft Malaysia MD - Carlos Lacerda - done 

Photo - Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia

"We will continue to celebrate innovation and the rethinking of teaching, learning and assessment, so that young people nationwide will be empowered to do more and achieve more," he said. "Much more can be achieved and needs to be done to develop human capital that is critical to achieve the nation's aspirations by 2020. "
"We are excited with our role in preparing the youth and future generation in a mobile-first and cloud-first world; the ability to go beyond geographical boundaries and to touch the lives of countless children - children in rural areas, belonging to indigenous groups; to end education inequality; to ultimately bridge the gap between Malaysia and the rest of the world, and be on par with developed nations, in terms of an advanced education system," said Lacerda.

He said Microsoft announced during the summit of the global rollout of its Office 365 ProPlus Benefit for students at educators to support the growing number of Showcase schools and MIE Experts.

Microsoft Showcase Schools are selected for demonstrating strong vision for educational change through the effective deployment of Microsoft technology school-wide and applying this vision to the transformation of their local schools. In Malaysia, these schools are SK Bukit Jelutong, SMK Abdul Rahman Talib and SMK Sungai Pusu. 

For more information on the 2014-2014 Microsoft Showcase Schools and MIE Experts, please visit the Microsoft in Education blog.

 

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