Adopting the Cloud in Thailand - Office 365 for 8 million students and 400,000 teachers.

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Thailand's Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has just announced a sweeping cloud education partnership with Microsoft, one that will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers throughout the country with free access to the world's best cloud-enabled productivity software, Microsoft Office 365 for Education. This will allow students and teachers throughout the country to create, connect and collaborate on a safe and secure platform. It is the largest cloud education initiative ever, and one that promises to foster sustainable growth and raise Thailand's overall standard of living for generations to come. Extremely exciting development.

In Thailand today, young people between the ages of 15 and 24 represent the largest unemployed population, a significant barrier to the country's future prosperity. Through this partnership, Thai youth will develop the 21st century skills they need to find productive employment and help lead the country into the future. The agreement builds on Microsoft's longstanding investment in Thailand's education system, which in the past 20 years has impacted more than 164,000 teachers and 8 million students across 9,000 schools nationwide.

Many of our teachers in our community use Office 365 today and are experts at integrating it into their classroom. Can you suggest ways they should use Office 365? How can they best help their students learn how to use the product?

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