Microsoft Partners In Learning

Details of the organization
Microsoft Partners in Learning
Business sector entities

Information about the project
Microsoft Partners In Learning
In response to this significant challenge, and as a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to education and learning, Microsoft has launched a new global initiative called Partners in Learning. Under Partners in Learning, Microsoft is partnering with Government, Ministries of Education, and other key stakeholders to offer a spectrum of education resources—tools, programs, and practices—to empower students and teachers to realize their full potential. • Partners in Learning Grants Program - provides investments to create a sustainable model for improving the use of technology in teaching and learning. • Fresh Start for Donated Computers - provides primary and secondary (K–12) schools with Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows 2000 licenses for donated PCs at no charge. • School Agreement Subscription Licensing Program - an annual subscription licensing agreement offers academic pricing and reduced administrative costs for K-12 schools. In addition, Partners in Learning provides eligible* primary schools with the opportunity to receive even lower pricing for Microsoft Office XP Professional and Windows XP Professional Upgrade licenses through their Microsoft School Agreement.
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) UNESCO University of Washington World Bank

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No