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Microsoft marketing staffer Rena Chai and Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron shake hands at the signing of a memorandum of understanding yesterday. Photo supplied
Microsoft marketing and operations lead Rena Chai and Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron shake hands at the signing of a memorandum of understanding yesterday. Photo supplied

Deal struck by Microsoft, Education Ministry

Microsoft yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to implement the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework, a three-pronged initiative that will be rolled out at selected schools in the capital from this December to next April.

According to a press release issued by the technology giant yesterday, the framework will focus on training teachers on technology adoption, creating technology-friendly classrooms and teaching with technology.

“Our collaboration [will provide] teachers with the right tools and training needed to equip students with . . . skills needed in an increasingly technology-driven global economy,” said Rena Chai, marketing and operations lead for Microsoft.

According to Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron, 50 teachers will receive training from Microsoft experts before training teachers themselves.

The initiative was welcomed by Khun Dy, a mathematics teacher in Hun Sen Kampong Seila High School. “If the ministry provides a curriculum to learn through digital technology, students will have an alternative way to learn and may understand each subject better.”

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