As the world changes, so does the future for our students. We need to prepare them for a drastically shifting employment market that isn’t matched to the pedagogy, culture and technology of the previous century.
We know that the successful deployment of learning technologies is a key way to fuel economic development, increase workforce competitiveness, transition to a knowledge-based economy and help drive job creation.
The single most important use of technology is to improve education and yet in many countries in the world we have not yet seen digital transformation in education in the same way that other industries have embraced it.
We know that change requires strong partnerships and trust. To transform education in and beyond the classroom, we need to drive both holistic and systemic change and work collaboratively to bring the best ideas, tools, and partnerships forward. The new era of digital learning requires all stakeholders from government leaders, curriculum publishers and equipment manufacturers to technology providers, and service organisations to align to enable change. In response to the need for increased collaboration specifically focused on the digital transformation of education, Microsoft is pleased to sponsor the collective wisdom of the Leading Countries of the World (LCW) in the digital transformation of education.
This is a movement founded on international co-operation, facilitating dialogue and best practice sharing. The aim is to accelerate digital transformation in a collaborative environment, supported by insights from the technology industry. LCW is anchored by the Education Transformation Framework, a summary of decades of evidence-based research that identifies the 10 critical components required for successful system-wide digital learning transformation in education. Microsoft was founded on the principle that people can do remarkable things when technology is within reach. As devices and technology become more accessible and the capabilities grow, we will unlock the potential for all students to learn, closing the skills gap and empowering every student on the planet to achieve more. To realize this mission, we must rally those who share our passion for students to build the future with us.
Please join us in this importantmovement for change.
Vice President, Worldwide Education Microsoft