Microsoft launches new Teams features to support the future of global education

microsoft | June 17, 2020

Microsoft today announced ‘Teams for Education’ features to engage and prepare students and teachers for new remote and hybrid learning formats in the upcoming school year. These features include expanded audience view of up to 49 participants, custom backgrounds, class insights, and virtual breakout rooms, among other new features. Surveying nearly 500 members of the Microsoft Education community, comprising teachers and institutional leaders from around the world, Microsoft found that there has been a strong uptake in the use of remote learning tools. 61 percent expect to begin the next school year in a hybrid learning environment—a mix of remote and in-person learning—and 87 percent said they expect to use technology more in physical classrooms.

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Student collusion occurs more frequently than you might expect, often because students don’t know how to avoid it. This paper provides advice on how to prepare them with the skills they need for ethical collaboration.

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Student collusion occurs more frequently than you might expect, often because students don’t know how to avoid it. This paper provides advice on how to prepare them with the skills they need for ethical collaboration.

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