Demo: Teams in the Classroom at Microsoft Inspire 2019

I think it’s stunning what Microsoft is currently accomplishing with Teams, especially its applications for education.  

In this video, you see Dr. Kellerman using teams to create a community of more than 500 students by using not only Microsoft apps like Teams and OneNote, but also all kinds of external apps that run from tabs in Teams (e.g. Moodle and powerful engineering software). All with Microsoft Teams and AI, using the Microsoft Azure platform.

He uses AI via Question bot on the Azure platform, which can even find answers to student’s questions in the transcripts of videos, and he used PowerBI for a personal analysis of their data for each of the 500 students, so each of them had tailor made questions to practice. Very, very inspiring examples of what is possible with this platform.

Using Microsoft Teams and AI, Dr. David Kellermann, lecturer in the school of engineering at the University of New South Wales, has more than enhanced the experience of his students — he’s transformed the classroom and learning experience, while creating a community of learners.

Microsoft (in the YouTube-video description)

I feel lucky that the school that I work for also started implementing Teams. For now, we only use it for one-on-one and group communication, sharing files and notes and task management for group projects, just like many non-educational organizations and companies have started doing. But we are looking closely at all the new possibilities that could be used to facilitate modern education that is really engaging for students and inspires them to participate and create and share their own knowlegde. 

Podcasts and other resources for e-learning professionals

Adding some new podcasts to my list 🙂

The article 5 podcasts every e-learning professional should listen  also mentions similar posts about games, journals, papers, blogs and books for e-learning professionals. Great resource to start exploring.

Personal bookmarking

Ik zag vandaag een blog voorbij komen genaamd ‘The Unexpected comeback of social bookmarking‘, waarin gerefereerd werd naar Delicious. Ooit was dat (toen nog gespeld als, wat ook het adres van de site was), een belangrijke speler op het gebied van social bookmarking. 

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