Microsoft is launching an Education Edition of the insanely popular game Minecraft. This version of the world-building and resource-management game will allow teachers to use Minecraft in a range of different subjects, including math and science.
Yvonne Thomas, director of global programs at Microsoft, recently sat down with Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger to discuss the role of technology as an enabler for education and employment opportunities, especially for youth.
Despite their young ages, they all have impressive scientific accomplishments under their belts. But they also admit that society hasn't created a world where their academic interest is easily accessible for students like them.
Bill Gates believes that by 2030, online courses can bring wildly better education to anyone with a smartphone or tablet.
During the Windows 10 live event, Microsoft showed off the capabilities of HoloLens.
Large majorities of the online populations in all five developed countries we surveyed (France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the United States) and all seven developing countries we surveyed (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa and Turkey) say that technology has vastly improved how they shop, work, learn, and generally get stuff done.