In furtherance of Microsoft’s resolute commitment to the enhancement of learning experiences worldwide, the company today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with leading global education provider GEMS Education. The MoU is sharply focused on digital transformation in the classroom, and improving outcomes for students, based on Microsoft’s own Educational Transformation Framework.
“Microsoft has a strong global reputation in education enhancement, and a distinguished history in the GCC of working with ministries and learning institutions to redefine what is possible in the classroom,” said Mick Gernon, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Innovation, GEMS Education. “We are confident that what we achieve together, as part of this agreement, will produce in our students the skills and digital fluency needed to face the multi-faceted challenges emerging in the world today, and more importantly, those of tomorrow.”
The GEMS Education -Microsoft MoU is built on two pillars; Enabling the 21st-century pedagogy and GEMS Education Leading innovation.
Enabling the 21st-century pedagogy will focus on transforming GEMS schools into centres of digital excellence, through established Microsoft programmes. These include the Microsoft Showcase Schools, The Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Programme (MIEE), 21st Century Leading Design (21CLD), and Microsoft Imagine Academy.