Michigan education authorities and Microsoft are to create an online course to help students understand how the new global economy will impact their work lives and career opportunities.
Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year, the course aims to help students learn how the global economy is changing the nature of work in the US and the importance of being an entrepreneur. The course will also give students greater ability to use the internet as a communication and learning tool.
The course, which will be provided to Michigan schools, will fulfill the requirement for an online learning experience laid out in the new high school core curriculum.
Linda Zecher, vice president of Microsoft US public sector, said, Microsoft is thrilled to continue to provide support for these technology initiatives that will help Michigan schools advance their education goals and meet the needs of their students, teachers, and future workforce.
She went to say. By helping defray the costs associated with developing online curricula and tools, we hope to empower students with a modern academic environment and enable them to advance their education with a positive online learning experience.