Changhua, Microsoft jointly push cloud technology education

The Changhua County government has signed an agreement with Microsoft Taiwan to jointly push a cloud-based education project, a spokesman for the county government said Sunday.

The agreement was signed by Changhua County Magistrate Wei Ming-ku (???) and Steven Shaw (???), general manager of Microsoft Taiwan, at a ceremony on Oct. 25.

Wei said the cooperative venture with Microsoft will help Changhua promote information technology in schools, and he hoped the project will yield positive results in the near future.

Wei also expressed hopes that the project will transform his county into a development center for digital technology talent.

Under the agreement, Microsoft will provide Office 365 online cloud services to students, teachers and administrative staff in schools at various levels in the county and will assist them in acquiring Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) international certifications, according to Shaw.

The company will also help a high school in Changhua become a model school for Microsoft's vision of cloud-powered schools for the future, Shaw added.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel