Microsoft tablets handed to 5000 Western Sydney Uni students
Western Sydney University will provide 5000 Microsoft Surface 3 devices to commencing students in 2016 as part of the university’s wider strategy to foster innovation and industry alignment.
Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Denise Kirkpatrick said the university is working in conjunction with Microsoft and other partners to provide innovative and highly engaging learning opportunities with the use of contemporary technologies.
“Several years ago Western Sydney University became one of the first universities to provide devices to students as part of its flexible learning program,” said Professor Kirkpatrick.
“The 2016 program takes that a step further as the university works with industry-leading technology partners such as Microsoft to determine the most suitable device for each of our courses.”
Microsoft Australia Managing Director Pip Marlow said Microsoft is delighted to be working closely with the university.
“We see the role of technology as a driver of change in the way students learn the 21st-century skills they need to become our future leaders,” she said.
Students can create, collaborate and analyse problems with the Surface 3 device, which also functions as a full PC, with touch, keyboard and the Surface Pen.
Microsoft will be on campus at the university during the enrolment process to offer demonstrations of its Surface 3 devices and advise on how to maximise the learning experience for both students and staff.
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