Educated Cities

Empower education in your city.

Microsoft CityNext Education solutions are designed to help students, youth and the elderly acquire the knowledge and skills to engage in the twenty-first century through digital inclusion. These solutions are also designed to use cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social technologies to accelerate innovation and opportunity for cities around the world. Working together, Microsoft and city leaders can create solutions that offer education for all, building both talent and better communities.
Devices, Mobility and Apps for Learning
 
 
Devices, Mobility and Apps for Learning

To be competitive, cities need to ensure that their citizens have access to twenty-first century productivity tools. All schools, including higher-education institutions, can benefit from complementary, world-class apps and online services that make it easier to interact and collaborate.

Microsoft CityNext offers students and educators solutions built on technology they’re already using, including cloud, Big Data, mobile and social. For example, Microsoft Office 365 for education provides a suite of cloud-based productivity tools for collaboration and communication that makes learning come alive from anywhere and on any device. Educators can:

  • Improve student outcomes—Help educators support the success of every student through technologies that make learning more inspiring, relevant, and collaborative.
  • Collaborate without boundaries—Educators can work online with their peers, students, and parents to share progress, jointly develop curriculum, and collaborate however they want.
  • Prepare students for the workforce—Build skills using familiar office tools that connect with the way people work today.

Cities and educators can offer all of these benefits in a safe, school-managed environment where they own their own data, which Microsoft does not scan for advertising purposes. Microsoft also guarantees 99.9 percent uptime.

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Four teachers for every 100 students worldwide.

Education Analytics and Research

Educators already have plenty of administrative and economic data—the challenge is gaining insights from it. With a technology platform that includes cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies, Microsoft CityNext and our partners help education customers take full advantage of information assets by directly aligning data with their own goals and aspirations. This strategic approach facilitates better planning and decision-making as well as improved tracking and evaluation.

Microsoft and our partners create education analytics solutions that help students perform better and that can be adapted to meet individual needs. The analytics tools improve administration as well with a 360-degree view of performance and operations. In addition, easy-to-use reporting tools simplify access to data for everyone, and make it easier to share information with stakeholders.

Microsoft CityNext solutions for education analytics offer multiple benefits, ranging from improved student performance to improved operational efficiency and better financial management. With analytics solutions from Microsoft and our partners, educators and administrators can gain a better view into the overall performance of their school system.

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Four teachers for every 100 students worldwide.

Learning Systems

To compete in today's economy, local governments and educators need innovative solutions that streamline learning. Microsoft CityNext offers a people-first approach that helps cities improve digital inclusion with broader access to skills development, and training. Learning management systems (LMS) based on technologies from Microsoft and our partners provide educators with the ability to effectively manage their school's curriculum as well as course delivery.

With a technology portfolio that includes cloud, Big Data, mobile and social, Microsoft CityNext solutions for LMS can help schools increase efficiency in multiple ways. For example, schools can simplify registration and administration and improve course management with online services. They can also gain better insight into student and educator performance with new reporting tools.

Microsoft CityNext solutions for LMS can help schools embrace a student-centered approach that moves beyond traditional textbook-based, pen-and-paper learning paradigms. As a result, citizens, businesses, and governments ensure more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive futures.

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Four teachers for every 100 students worldwide.

School and Campus Administration

Colleges and universities across the world face increased demands to do more with fewer resources. And like cities, they are tasked with not just doing more with less, but new with less. Their challenges include pressure to modernize operations, compete for students, faculty, and funding, and prepare students for the twenty-first century workforce.

Microsoft CityNext solutions for institutional effectiveness help schools rigorously assess their ability to meet goals. With a broad technology platform that incudes cloud, Big Data, mobile and social technologies, Microsoft and our partners help schools worldwide to transform operations. Innovative Microsoft CityNext solutions enable a more comprehensive understanding of critical administrative, academic, and relationship-building programs and their outcomes.

Microsoft CityNext solutions help schools tap information assets to make data-driven decisions that control costs, improve institutional effectiveness, and equip the next generation of students to compete in the global economy.

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Four teachers for every 100 students worldwide.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.

Featured Partners

Microsoft CityNext partners will work with you to determine the right solution to create safer, smarter, healthier and modern cities. See a few of our featured partners below, or find partners based on solution or location.