New Surface Pro 2017 Ergonomic VESA Dock shipping worldwide

Inspired by the Microsoft Garage 3-in-1 Dock, Vertical Surface Docks for Surface Pro 2017, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3 are shipping worldwide. We’re grateful to early adopters from 10 countries for spreading the word about ergonomics and embracing our open-source hardware designs. View the demo video and join us on our ergonomic mission!…


Why Australia’s private schools need automation

Australia’s independent schools face more competition than ever before. Enrolment numbers can’t keep up with demand from parents, and expectations of high academic and co-curricular results put the pressure squarely on teachers like never before. Private school boards are doing their best to optimise operations and attract top teachers – but is there more to…


Digital classrooms aren’t a distraction. Here’s why.

Many people assume that devices and technology distract students and negatively affect how teachers run their lessons. That’s not the case when implementation is done purposefully, with learning tools that support existing structures in the classroom. In other words, tech doesn’t replace the teacher, but enhances their capabilities in teaching and administration. One of the…


Forging stronger ties with students: TAFE Queensland South West revamps its CRM system

The success of an educational institution today is measured not only by the quality of its courses. League tables that account for ‘overall student experience’ often factor student support and engagement into their rankings. In fact, a 2016 Student Experience Survey funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training reveals that only 61%…


52 campuses, one cloud: how TAFE Queensland retook control of its relationships

Educational institutions require much more than solid teaching to stay in business and thrive. With more than 120 thousand students attending 52 campuses, TAFE Queensland relies on strong relationships with a network of commercial partnerships to sustain profitability and demand. Government agencies and larger enterprises often seek out institutions like TAFE Queensland for training services,…


Making a difference – NSW Education and Office 365 changing school culture.

Making a difference – how NSW Education is changing school culture. Drop in on any classroom in NSW and you’ll find that one in five students have a learning difficulty (ABS 2016). Some struggle to read small print on a white background, others need text to be read out loud. And for some, the physical…


Eltham High rethinks teaching and learning with Surface Pro and cloud – 21st Century skills

Technology has taken learning from slate to paper to screen; from pencil to pen to stylus. Consequently, each generation of students should emerge with the skills and smarts to participate fully in the workforce of the day. Victoria’s Eltham High School is keenly aware of the need to equip today’s students with 21st century skills,…


Microsoft Training Academy Paddington: Book your free digital transformation session today

Designed with school leaders and educators in mind, the Microsoft Training Academy is an experience that empowers digital transformation within everyday teaching, and at a school or multi-academy trust level. Delivered in person by Microsoft Learning Consultants, sessions in the Paddington MTA provide hands-on, tailored training on how to best utilise Microsoft technology in education. All attendees are given their own device for the duration of the day, allowing them to explore, collaborate and learn. This post explores what a typical day looks like, introduces our presenters, and provides information about how to book your own session.


Education in Australia: transforming for the 2020 economy

Digital transformation is revolutionising Australian education. With students’ learning journeys top of mind, progressive educators and institutions are exploring new ways to prepare today’s students for the challenges of tomorrow.   Together with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS), we set out to explore how Australian schools and higher education institutions are approaching digital transformation….


Sharing Feedback Using OneNote

This is a guest post from our MIE Expert Andrew Webster. Andrew is a Secondary School teacher and e-Learning Facilitator based in Brisbane, Australia. View his website here. We know from evidence that feedback has a major impact on learning. The use of OneNote, a class Notebook and digital inking means teachers have a range of…