The world is changing. In a global knowledge-based economy we increasingly work and compete with people from across the world. To secure our future in this transformed economy, education must equip young people with the confidence and skills they need to compete on the global stage.
Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is an exciting opportunity to create the world-class learning environments we need to meet the challenges of the future – learner-led, technology-enabled, and inspiring every young person to meet their full potential.
Imagine a world where learning happens regardless of location. Where students and teachers connect to each other and the resources they need, simply, quickly and securely. And where education is seductive, engaging and personalised – so that every one of your students has the chance to reach their full potential.
At the heart of this vision of transformed learning lies ICT.
Transforming learning is the ultimate aim of BSF. But what does transformed learning look like? Microsoft can help schools and local authorities create a clear vision of the future of learning, with a range of resources, processes and guidance that will support the successful implementation of your BSF programme.
Our guidance addresses three key areas:
· Educational scenarios: models and practical examples to show how technology can support improved educational outcomes
· Business value: a rigorous process for scrutinising investments to ensure they lead to your intended objectives
· Technology guidance: a solution for the development, deployment, support and management of a secure technology infrastructure