Cognita Schools Asia and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) are the latest additions to the list of schools in the Asia Pacific that have chosen to deploy Microsoft Office 365 for use by their students, teachers and academic staff. Cognita Schools Asia will deploy Office 365 in all its independent schools in the region, namely: the Stamford American International School and Australian International School in Singapore, St. Andrews International School, Green Valley, St. Andrews International School, Sathorn and St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107 in Thailand, International School Ho Chi Minh City American Academy, International School Ho Chi Minh City and International School Saigon Pearl Elementary School in Vietnam.
Brian Rogove, Chief Executive, Cognita Asia, said: “Cognita Asia has a clear vision of providing the highest level of quality in teaching and learning excellence for our students in Asia Pacific. Our schools are constantly innovating to enable our teachers, staff and students to stay ahead in a world where technology has radically changed the way we communicate. That’s why we are excited to be now on Office 365 to enhance the way we teach, communicate and collaborate across our network of schools.”
Cognita Schools Asia forms part of the international chain of independent schools, Cognita Schools whose head office is in Milton Keynes, England.
It operates independent schools also in the UK, Spain, Brazil and Chile.
On the other hand, UGM is among Indonesia's largest universities with an enrollment of 60,000 students as well as 6000 lecturers and academic personnel. Regarded as among Indonesia's prestigious institutes of higher learning, its campus is in Yogyakarta.
Cognita Asia's migration to Office 365 will complete this 2015 and a rollout of Office 365 ProPlus benefit to its students is expected to take place next year. UGM has already enabled access to Office 365 for an initial batch of 6000 students. It is expected to roll out Office 365 to all its 60,000 students and 6,000 lecturers and staff.
Microsoft makes Office 365 ProPlus Benefit Available for students and educators in Asia Pacific
Microsoft also announced the extension of access to Office 365 ProPlus Benefit at no extra cost to all students, faculty and staff of eligible educational institutions in the region.
Extension to the region of this benefit took place early this December and as a result, all users of Office 365 in eligible schools will have full access to offline copies of the Office suite on up to five PCs or Macs and can unlock the editing capabilities of Office apps for iPad.
They each will also have one terabyte of storage on one drive for Business and Office online.
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