Recognizing the importance of digital technologies in the classroom, educators from Bangladesh and across Asia attended the BETT (British Educational Training and Technology) Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently, to discuss the digital transformation of education and share cutting-edge innovations that will prepare students for a digital future. As a worldwide partner of BETT, Microsoft delivered an informative and engaging educational experience through hands-on sessions that aimed to equip students in Asia with future-ready skills.
Don Carlson, Director, Education, Microsoft Asia Pacific said: “Digital disruption has resulted in a shift in how work is being approached and conducted, and it is important that education institutions transform in order to equip students with future-ready skills, such as honing their creativity and critical thinking capabilities. At Microsoft, we have a specific and nuanced approach to digital transformation in education. We believe this involves transformation in four key pillars – empowering faculty and non-teaching employees, engaging students, optimizing institutions and transforming learning, with data and the cloud being the key enablers.”
Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director Microsoft Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Laos said, “We need to prioritize the issues and eliminate the barriers found in this study for taking a leap towards true digitalization in the education sector of Bangladesh. It is a prime time to embrace and facilitate the emerging technologies for staying ahead of the future to come”.
Microsoft is empowering students and teachers to achieve more by investing in the education sector. Microsoft believes that digital transformation is not simply about technology, it requires education leaders to re-envision existing business models and embrace a different way of gathering data and processes to create value for their students through systems of intelligence. Through the transformation journey, Microsoft has been supporting Bangladesh’s education leaders to empower the youth with the key skills for success in the digital age.