On 12 June, Microsoft Thailand held a showcase event to kick off the Education Alliance Agreement between Microsoft and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).
Microsoft together with its partners, showcased Windows 8 on convertible Acer Iconia Tablet. Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, and Deputy Governor Taya Teepsuwan, were able to gain first-hand experience on the best of what the Windows 8 tablet can do for education. Children from Naluang School were proud to show off what they could do with the tablet - eagerly showing all the Windows 8 apps, Microsoft education software, and even small details like the two-side cameras on the tablet.
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has an initiative to pilot a tablet PC project with Grade 4 students in four different solutions (Apple iPad, 7”Android Tablet, Convertible PC, and Windows 8 Tablet) in four schools.
Microsoft Partners in Learning worked together with our partners to implement a pilot classroom with Windows 8 Tablet at Naluang School. We received very positive feedback from students and teachers as well as guests and members of the press at the showcase. This is a strategic project with an opportunity to drive adoption of Windows 8 and the use of technology in teaching and learning for 340,000 students in 436 schools.
This three year education alliance is part of Microsoft Thailand’s National Plan initiative which aligns with the Thai government’s national priority on human resource development.
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Congratulations on this exciting initiative!
Thanks, Mike! Yes, it's very exciting and we're looking forward to seeing its development.