Cloud Computing a blended learning approach to education

The growth in cloud presents challenges for companies to source expertise that securely supports their business when migrating/deploying services to the cloud-particularly Small-Medium-Enterprises(SME) with limited resources. The UK Government recently published the Digital Skills Crisis report, identifying skill-set challenges facing industry,with a shortage in cloud skills negatively impacting business. Microsoft released their report to help…

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How to build your first Xamarin app

Guest Blog by Carmen Livia Ibanescu,  Microsoft Student Partner at University College London A little bit about myself My name is Carmen-Livia Ibanescu. I am currently a Computer Science Student at UCL and on the fall I will start my second year here. I am from Romania and I have been programming since high-school. Choosing…

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MSFTImagine Guthub resources for Academics and Student getting started with Azure

  We now have recorded versions of some of our workshop content from GitHub (https://github/msftimagine/computerscience) on Microsoft Virtual Academy The following modules include hands on content: • Azure Storage and Cognitive Services (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=HIEitbPND_406218965)• Azure Machine Learning (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=qdSkbePND_7806218965• Azure Stream Analytics and the Internet of Things https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=ehbJHgPND_6206218965)• Azure Containers and Docker (https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/azure-developer-workshop-storage-cognitive-ml-stream-analytics-containers-and-docker–17033?l=A0uXKhPND_5606218965) For each topic you…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy FREE training on Cortana Intelligence Suite

Join us on Microsoft Virtual Academy on Tuesday December 6th 2016, from 9AM – 4PM Pacific, for an exciting look at the Cortana Intelligence Suite (CIS),The “Cortana Intelligence Suite End to End” session will be taught by Microsoft Architects Todd Kitta and Jin Cho, and promises a hands-on day with the platform. During the online…

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Embedding Microsoft Virtual Academy Learning Resources into your MOOC

With the advent of blended learning students may want to or need to complete a particular Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) training session as part of their course Many institutions now implement Blended learning where student learn at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of…

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Machine Learning – Hands on getting started teaching Machine Learning

So what is Machine learning? Machine Learning facilitates the analysis of large volumes of data by employing algorithms that iteratively learn from that data. Machine Learning is now one of the hottest and fastest growing areas of computer science and a number of Universities regularly ask me how can they can started with UG courses…

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Know it. Prove it. Backstage Pass Sweepstakes campaign

Building and sharing your Windows 10 development Skills Win you a trip to Seattle and a backstage pass to see all the exciting things happening across the Microsoft campus. The Microsoft Backstage Pass Sweepstakes winner will:   Visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy studios and chat with our experts Explore the Microsoft Envision Centre with a…

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Microsoft’s Imagine Access: The student’s one-stop shop for all things code

Microsoft’s Imagine Access: The student’s one-stop shop for all things code At Imagine Access, they will find the tools they need based on their skill level, in one location. Sometimes getting started in programming can be intimidating, but finding the tools to learn how to code shouldn’t be. That’s why we’ve created a single destination…

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IMAGINE@MVA online learning resources free to students

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to empowering students to become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and developers, we are introducing a complete set of Computer Science training resources & certifications on the Imagine@MVA site.  This content was created to engage and excite students of all ages (9-18) and help educators build effective STEM programs. …

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