Enderun partners with Microsoft in providing 21st century skills and collaborative learning

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In the photo (First Row, L – R): Mon delos Reyes, Microsoft Philippines Partner Manager; Nikko Almazar, Microsoft Philippines Academic Specialist; Clarissa Segismundo, Microsoft Philippines Education Programs Specialist; David Tapang, Microsoft Philippines Education Lead; Bobby Khan, Samsung Philippines Education Industry Development Lead. (Second Row, L – R): Dr. Lydia King, Enderun Colleges Department Head for Technology Management; Jack Tuason,  Enderun Colleges Co-Founder; Ed Rodriguez, Enderun Colleges President; Karrie Ilagan, Microsoft Philippines Managing Director; Rey Lugtu, Samsung Philippines Enterprise Business Director.

As of June 2013, Enderun Colleges, a globally competitive undergraduate college in the Philippines, now offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Systems (BSIS) degree as an addition to its roster of course offerings in the fields of international hospitality management and business administration. Enderun is partnering with Microsoft, in line with its goal to provide the highest international standards of scholastic excellence, through a comprehensive program for its students, teaching faculty, and administers using powerful cloud technologies, industry-recognized skills training and learning software.

In congruence to the school’s commitment, Enderun Colleges’ faculty will be reinforced with professional development that includes digital literacy training and an educator-specific learning program on ‘teaching with technology.’

David Tapang, Education Lead for Microsoft Philippines said, “Microsoft’s approach to education is holistic and focused on helping educators with not just great technology, but also skills that are needed to successfully integrate the technology into teaching and learning. Our partnership with Enderun highlights how we bring all these programs together in a way that’s both powerful and supportive of the needs of a modern education.”

Enderun is starting to build the ‘classroom of the future’ by adopting Microsoft Office 365 for education, delivering the power of cloud productivity to educational institutions free of cost, to empower its colleges with the learning tools of the 21st century.

Dr. Lydia King, Department Head for Technology Management of Enderun said, “Office 365 is the right partner in learning to support Enderun’s unique BSIS program which integrates business, technology, and management into one degree. It combines leading-edge technologies with an understanding of the ever-changing dynamic business environment.”

Furthermore, to complete the ‘classroom of the future’, Enderun’s use of Office 365 will be coupled by Windows 8 devices from Samsung for the best learning experience.

“Samsung’s education solutions deliver impactful, student-centric learning experiences that improve learning outcomes for this generation of students. With our solutions, we can empower teachers, inspire students and help schools to be managed smarter, said Samsung Enterprise Business Director, Rey Lugtu. “Through these efforts such as our partnership with Microsoft and Enderun, we hope to be an enabling stakeholder in creating richer education and effective learning experience for all.” Lugtu concluded.

Enderun highlights the need to deliver the best collaborative learning platform, industry skills and certifications marked by strong innovation and respect for data privacy.

To learn more about Microsoft and Partners in Learning, visit www.microsoft.com.ph and www.pil-network.com