January 11th, 2012, London, UK

Digital Students, Global Citizens

Exploiting the power of information and communication technologies to help students make a personal and global difference

There is no simple answer or strategy for overcoming barriers for sustainable social and economic development, but overcoming these barriers starts with education. Encouraging global dialogue with national and local governments, education experts, local and international NGOs and international agencies, as well as teachers and students, is a critical lever for change and inspiring education innovation.

The fifth Education Leaders Briefing was delivered jointly with British Council and provided an evening experience to encourage global exchange on education issues and to extend networking and discussion opportunities for delegates of the Education World Forum.

Over 270 Ministers of Education, policy advisors, education experts and representatives from British Council and Microsoft from over 49 countries joined this year’s briefing, which was hosted as education talk show. The new format enjoyed great success and was very well perceived. Take a look at the session videos here.

Tying in with topics from the Education World Forum, this year’s theme – Digital Students, Global Citizens: Exploiting the power of ICTs to help students make a personal and global difference – allowed for divers discussion ranging from access to quality education, drivers for system level change, and capacity building for teachers, to students learning in and outside of the classroom and young people collaborating globally to tackle some of the world’s issues. Take a look at the program and speakers here.

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Together with our partners around the world we are focusing on supporting sustainable economic and social development through transforming education, enabling workforce development and fostering local innovation.

Please talk to your local Microsoft education representative about creating partnerships to help improve education outcomes in your country. For more information please visit www.microsoft.com/education/leadership.