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Choosing Surface for the Classroom: St Patrick's College, London

Choosing Surface for the Classroom: St Patrick's College, London

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Continuing on from our blog yesterday, we are delighted to bring you another fantastic example of the success a school has experienced by choosing Surface as their BYOD tablet.

St Patrick’s College in London offers industry-standard vocational coursework to a diverse population of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and their mission is to prepare their students for career success.  As part of this mission, they decided to provide second-year students with Microsoft Surface, which comes pre-loaded with Office.  

A recent study found Microsoft Office applications rank #3 in a list of the top 20 in-demand skills for high-growth and high-pay careers, so they knew their students would be learning skills that could help them with their careers.

Surface with Windows and Office RT is helping St Patrick’s College provide a real-world technology experience for their students allowing them to make the transition from the classroom to the workplace with confidence. Due to the success of the Surface rollout, the London School of Business & Finance Alliance Cooperation, of which St Patrick’s College is a member, has purchased 10,000 Surface RT tablets to be deployed to students at other member universities. Vicente Fraser, Chief Information Officer of LSBF believes, “There is a big shift toward mobile and tablet computing, and educational institutions like ours have to be at the front of that trend.”

Check out the video above!

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