The Microsoft Experience Hub at APC: Classroom of the future

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Asia Pacific College (APC) unveiled the Microsoft Experience Hub: a classroom of the future. As one of Microsoft’s Showcase Schools, APC transformed the typical classroom into a space where students can work, collaborate and experience learning that is flexible, personalized and engaging. The hub aims to foster an environment where unique learnings and intelligent insights can be derived.

In this space, students are introduced to software and Internet of things (IoT) projects using Visual Studio, Azure IoT, Xamarin and on the latest enterprise productivity tools in the academe like Office 365, OneNote Class notebook and Microsoft Teams. All these tools are mobile accessible so students and educators can utilize the services even when they are outside the classroom. APC is integrating Microsoft services into their entire curriculum, and the hub will serve as the catalyst for educators and students to experience innovation in technology and education.

Microsoft remains committed to the digital transformation in education as they continuously help students develop 21st century skills through education innovation. Technology, together with visionary leadership from educational institutions like APC, is enabling both students and educators to be equipped for the future.

Windows 10 and Office 365 for Education – Modern tools for a collaborative classroom. Office 365 promotes collaboration, communication and engagement, allowing teachers and students to concentrate on learning that can transform their achievement and enjoyment.

Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education

OneNote as a tool for modern teaching where educators can manage their lesson plans and content in one central location. OneNote class notebooks enable students to have their personal workspace, have a content library and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities.

Skype in the classroom enable teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning. Bringing the world into classrooms through Skype lessons, virtual field trips, mystery Skype and skype collaborations through expert guest speakers.

Integrating Power BI in the data analytics curriculum and giving the students the chance to use tools of the enterprise allowing them to make better informed decisions and bridge the gap of industry demands.

Recognition as a Microsoft Showcase School with deep and integrated Microsoft practice as an institution and through empowered educators who are Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, Microsoft Education Ambassadors and Microsoft Certified Educators.

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