As schools around the world respond to COVID-19, the need for remote learning tools has never been more urgent. To make the transition to distance learning easier, Microsoft have created resources; training and how-to guides that we hope will help schools, educators, students, and their families in Nepal as they incline towards “new normal” or “post COVID19” environment.
To start with, ask the following questions to yourself if you need an URGENT SWITCH from platform that you’re using currently to Microsoft 365 or not..
Do platform that you’re going to roll-out have answer to all these questions?
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Exchange Online allowed us to be able to get all faculty, staff, and students on one system so we could easily exchange information, schedule meetings, and enhance collaboration.– Craig Jackson: Director of Infrastructure, Operations, and Networking, Illinois State University
Overview of Microsoft Strategy for Remote Learning Context (COVID19)
In times of local or global crisis, remote learning may be the only safe way to ensure students continue to learn. Microsoft is working closely with education customers and countries in all stages of development to deploy technology for remote learning. Microsoft is giving every educator and student the power of Microsoft 365 Education on all their devices, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and free classroom tools.
Familiar applications and always-accessible files update in real time to make building your curriculum seamless and easy on Android, iOS or Windows devices.
All teachers, students and staffs will be under the controlled environment of your school/college as central controlling entity. For that, educational domain is must to get free plan from Microsoft 365 Education, like schoolname.edu.np. Emails will be provided to students and teachers of all. For example: students and teachers from school named “ChandraSurya Boarding School” will get @csbs.edu.np email IDs to log into their classroom.
By doing so, as a Microsoft Partner agency, illionSo Technologies will facilitate all the cumbersome process of online schools creation, domain request and hosting(free of cost), Microsoft 365 Verification, classroom setup and training programs from certified trainers. With this plan, all the students, teachers and concerned stakeholders of school named “ChandraSurya Boarding School” shall get @csbs.edu.np email IDs to log into their classroom.
No hassle of creating links for classes in frequent basis. Bring conversations, content, and apps together all from a single Office 365 Education experience. Collaborate in real time without boundaries, and without worrying about lost formatting.
Create classes and groups for Teams, Intune for Education, and more for free with School Data Sync.
Find the strategies, resources, and technology to quickly create online classrooms that help students, teachers, and faculty find new ways to connect and learn.
Bring together face-to-face connections, assignments, and conversations in a single hub that’s free for schools and universities.
Get free tools you need to keep students energized, engaged, and on the path to learning and growing.
Co-author files and share resources with built-in Office 365 apps. With more than 300 applications from Microsoft itself and many other third party applications, you’ve more power to automate anything you want.
Stay connected with persistent chat, channel conversations, and meetings in Microsoft Teams. Either it be teacher-to-teacher communication or teacher-to-student communication or even parent-to-teacher communication, Microsoft Teams as name suggest facilitate peer-to-peer as well as team communication.
Personalize Teams with your favorite education and organization tools. More power can be utilized with Power Apps in Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 tools.
An affordable suite of powerful tools built for educators and students, Office 365 is accessible from your favorite devices.
Universities around the world are adopting Microsoft 365 plan and its long way to go that we should be thinking about. Using Microsoft 365 and Teams in the classroom, our students shall learn a suite of skills and applications that employers value most. Whether it’s MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access or OneNote, prepare students for their futures today.
Create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff with the power of OneDrive, Teams, Skype, and more — all from a single experience in Office 365 Education.
Office 365 A1
This free online version of Office includes everything you expect from Office, plus Microsoft Teams.
Value for teachers:
Value for faculty and staff:
Value for students:
Who manages the Microsoft 365 School account provided?
What illionSo Technologies will be doing as a Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Member and Facilitator?
We’ll Plan Educator Development Based on the pedagogical model, the training plan can be outlined that:
Below is a list of tasks relevant for initial launching of remote learning on the Teams platform and within 15 days from our agreement, illionSo Technologies will provide ready-to-use platform for your educational institutions with Team Classrooms and third party applications integration.
Also, Microsoft Teams Video Tutorial in Nepali Language on the following topics shall be provided to teachers in case if you need.
With best regards,
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