Microsoft ANZ and ACU partner for digital innovation

Microsoft ANZ and ACU partner for digital innovation

Microsoft ANZ has announced a new partnership with Australian Catholic University aimed at empowering students, future health and education workers and the wider community.

Under the agreement, Microsoft ANZ will work with the university to personalize the higher education experience at ACU through signature pedagogy for enhanced teaching on campus, and through learning experiences mixed and virtual reality for students in health sciences and education.

ACU’s Dean of Innovation and Industry Engagement, Myriam Amielth, said the collaboration aims to enrich student learning by exposing them to a wider and richer range of technologies and digital tools.

“Partners will explore the use of immersive and holographic technologies to help health and education students develop an appreciation for clinical and classroom scenarios,” she said.

The partners also plan to jointly develop a collaborative tools program to bring innovation to telehealth and elderly care.

The partnership will also involve Microsoft women in the Microsoft Employee Resource Group (ERG), to provide the opportunity for more than 70% of ACU students who are women to partner with ERG. This will also involve the new Microsoft ERG military. The company’s ERGs are programs that provide communities within Microsoft with access to career development, networking, and mentorship opportunities.

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Norma A. Roth