Labs Scenarios for Machine Learning, Web Development and Mobile Game Development all with a Microsoft DreamSpark Azure Account

  The challenge of most survey information systems courses taught in the College of Business is that the hands-on projects tend to teach Microsoft Office skills rather than give insights into IT careers.  This might be why CIS, MIS and IS departments still struggle to recruit students to the major despite a very robust job…

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Coding curriculum for beginners and educators

Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and teachers who don’t necessarily have any background in the field, either. The curriculum, called Creative Coding Through Games And Apps, is available for free to any educator who wants to use it….

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Break into Code challenge $3000 competition for 9–18 year olds using Touchdevelop.com

Break Into Code! We want to give all students  the opportunity to learn coding, so why not get started today with www.Touchdevelop.com and have a chance of winning $3000 Microsoft Imagine introduces the Break Into Code challenge as a beginner level challenge that will get students excited about coding even if they don’t have any…

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New Digital Literacy course teaches coding basics with TouchDevelop

  “Build Your First App” – a free two-hour eCourse – launched today at www.microsoft.com/digitalliteracy this is  the newest addition to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The course is a collaboration among Microsoft Learning experiences, Microsoft Research, and Microsoft YouthSpark. Students start on a path to learning computer science and are inspired to use Microsoft…

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Touch Develop Inspiring the next generation to code - Scheme Of Work for GCSE

In 2012 the Computing in Schools project looked at the current provision of education in Computing in UK schools, the Royal Society report was informed by evidence gathered from individuals and organisations with an interest in computing. Key points of the report include: The current delivery of Computing education in many UK schools is highly…

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TouchDevelop.com Create Apps and Games Anywhere on all devices

Do you remember this? Well now you can do much more… on any device which supports Html5  So what is Touchdevelop.com •Create apps on mobile devices for mobile devices •Create and run apps instantly on any HTML5 enabled device (PC, Laptop, Phone, Tablet) •Requires HTML5 Web browsers (IE10, Chrome, Safari on iOS) •Windows Phone =…

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TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go Book Released

Microsoft Research Connections announced the release of the book, TouchDevelop—Programming on the Go, available in print form, as an e-book, and on the web. TouchDevelop has reached new heights as the only programming environment on mobile touch devices that creates apps directly for the Windows Marketplace. This book is a comprehensive guide on how to…

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Windows 8 Scottish Universities Game Jam

   On the 3rd 4th and 5th of April, The Windows Games Ambassadors hosted the Scottish Universities Jam at the University of West of Scotland ‘UWS’ in Glasgow. The event was an intense weekend of game development based on Windows 8 games with a focus on students developing a portfolio of Windows Phone and Windows…

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Educators TouchDevelop Hackathon 28th and 29th of Jan 2013

  Microsoft Partners in Learning have brought together some of the most inspirational teachers for a dedicated TouchDevelop hackathon. The educators who are all part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network recently took part in 3 Virtual Universities course based around the TouchDevelop platform and had to submit a mock-up of a TouchDevelop App….

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