Microsoft Windows 10 To Modernize Teaching And Learning

Mr Warren La Fleur, Microsoft
Regional Education Industry
Manager, says the new Windows 10
operating software would help to
modernise teaching and learning and
empower the student for the world of
work.
He said the Microsoft recognised the
changes in the 21st century world of
work, brought on by fast moving
technology and the need to prepare
and equip students for that work.
Mr La Fleur, who is in charge West,
East, Central Africa and the Indian
Ocean Islands, made the statement at
an event held at the University of
Ghana-Legon, to launch the Windows
10 operating system.
He said Microsoft believed in
contributing to producing students
who can help to start and to keep
companies like Microsoft running.
Mr La Fleur said in line with this
focus, Microsoft had signed an
Education Alliance Agreement with
the University of Ghana, under which
it would provide the University and its
students with free access to
Microsoft Office professional plus
software.
Microsoft also launched a
programme dubbed ‘Teaser Works’; a
learning, employability and re-training
platform that allows both student and
out of school students to explore
employment and retraining
opportunities .
“Through the agreement with
University of Ghana and the Teaser
Works programme, we’re hoping that
more students could be prepared for
the job opportunities that are now
becoming available in the 21st
century which are a bit different from
what there were in the 20th century;
so we can have much more people
becoming employed than graduating
and not being able to find work”.
He said the changes in the world of
work also required that teachers
change the old ways of teaching and
adopt more fun and innovative ways
of teaching.
It also required teachers to be more
productive than they currently were
so they can send more time with
student, he said
Mr La Fleur said the Windows 10
platform provided new ways for
teaching and learning to be delivered
in a more secure way.
He said Microsoft was committed to
working with the relevant
stakeholders in the system to
encourage life-long learning and to
work with policy makers to
understand the need the change the
curricula to make it more relevant
and applicable to the 21st century
world of work”.
Mr Derek Appiah, Microsoft Country
Manager-Ghana, said Windows 10
was the best Windows ever because
it was an integration of the best
features of Windows 7 and 8, giving
it a familiar feel while always
automatically updating itself with new
innovations and security updates.
He said statistics from the
International Data Corporation
showed that one in every three
people who use illegal software will
likely encounter malware and that the
cost of dealing with malware and
cyber-attacks across businesses in
the middle east and Africa amount to
$8 billion.
He said Windows 10’s built-in
enterprise grade security was a “real
benefit for those using genuine
software”.
The software also offers seamless
access across a broad range of
devices with enabled cloud saving,
allowing users to increase
productivity wherever they were, in or
out of the office or classroom, he
said.
Mr Appiah said the Windows 10
provides a lot of new innovation such
as the new browser Microsoft Edge, a
Personal Digital Assistant called
Cortana as well as other
applications, making it a personal
software.
Source: GNA

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