IST & Microsoft

IST & Microsoft

IST And Microsoft is now launching a partnership

9 / 5 - 2018

The digitization journey in schools continues. IST And Microsoft is now launching a partnership aimed at improving the digital learning environment. The first step is the integration between the school products IST Learn and Office 365 Education/OneNote.

– To create a functioning digital learning environment, both digital tools and developing knowledge play an important role. As many schools use both Microsoft and IST's products, it feels great that we can now work together and offer a common solution, "says Oskar Schröder, Head Of Business Unit Partners at IST.
 
Many advantages
OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office 365 platform, is a digital notebook for organizing and collaboration between students and teachers. With the integration, the solution is coupled with the learning platform IST Learn and the Swedish school curriculum. Students and teachers interact and produce content in Microsoft Office 365/OneNote, while using IST Learn to manage planning, follow-up and documentation of the student’s performance.
 
"It is important that the technology used in the classroom promotes both learning and creativity. The cooperation between IST Learn and Microsoft opens up new ways to collaborate and develop in a digital learning environment. With OneNote, teachers and students can plan and track teaching in a smart way, Says Joke Palmkvist, Business Area Manager School and Higher Education at Microsoft in Sweden.
 
Teachers can do everything from handing out tasks to evaluate students in a structured way via the system. For example, students can get their tasks, submit them when they are done, and take part in the teacher's reviews all in one place.
 
"There are many advantages, not least freeing up the time for teachers to devote themselves to learning and their studens. Integration with Microsoft is also important in that regard that the students benefit from the knowledge they acquire even when they get into the world of work, "says Tommy Eklund, CEO at IST.

IST Learn
IST Learn is a learning platform that improves collaboration between teachers, students, guardians and managers through fully integrated tools for planning, assessment and communication.
 
About Microsoft
Microsoft is one of the world's leading tech company in cloud services, software and computers. Microsoft products and services include Microsoft Office 365 Education, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Cloud, Minecraft, Skype and the Bing search engine. Read more at www.microsoft.se.
 
About IST
IST is Scandinavia’s leading edtech company. For over 30 years, we have played a foremost role in building the schools of tomorrow and a future in which everyone learns more. With modern and smart solutions and services within administration, learning and scheduling, we help schools in meeting their digital challenges and making the workday easier and more efficient for all – including students and teachers.  IST is active in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany, with its head office in Växjö, Sweden. The company has nearly 400 employees, many with backgrounds as school managers, teachers, administrators or pedagogues. This gives us a unique knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities that schools are facing. We believe everyone has the right to good schooling and that we shall contribute to its achievement.  Read more at www.ist.com
 
For more information, please contact
Oskar Schröder, Head of Business Unit Partners, IST, Oskar.schroder@ist.com, + 46 73 653 13 00