TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION
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Posted on 04/18/2022 19:44
MEC and Microsoft sign an agreement to recover the learning of more than 38 million students
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In a ceremony held at the Planalto Palace, with the presence of the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, and the Minister of State for Education, Victor Godoy, the signing of the Technical Cooperation Agreement was announced on Wednesday (12/04). between the Ministry of Education (MEC) and Microsoft, for the free availability of the Office 365 Educational A1 solution (cloud version) for all Brazilian public education, whether for the federal, state, district or municipal education network.
From the agreement signed, a commitment is generated between the MEC and Microsoft, to promote and support networks in the consolidation of these solutions, for educational institutions that wish to do so. With the measure, around 138,000 public schools and their more than 38 million students will benefit.
In early May, MEC intends to make the first version of the platform available, which will include the Office 365 Educational A1 solution, as well as other market solutions from large technology providers. This is the first partnership entered into by MEC for the consolidation of the Innovation Ecosystem and Digital Educational Solutions, which is being conducted by the Undersecretariat of Information and Communication Technology.
In addition to working for the recovery of learning, the Agreements and derived actions aim to bring the educational network – public and private – closer to technology providers with different solutions for different purposes, whose implementation will enhance the process of inclusion and digital quality in schools and institutions. , in addition to equalizing access to digital services for education. The project will include multiple actions and resources, providing extensive knowledge to the networks, in a model of opportunities showcase, with different partnerships and different regimes and possibilities for using the solutions.
Seeking to establish a simplified model, however, with the necessary governance, the digital process for joining institutions interested in the solutions and resources available in a simplified and organized MEC catalog will be made available. From the signed partnership term and simple adhesion, there will be no need for new legal or administrative procedures for its availability and implementation, considering the ready-to-use solutions.
The MEC informs that in addition to Microsoft, a pioneer in the project, agreements are also being adjusted and signed with Google, Amazon, Oracle, Adobe, among other technology companies. New people interested in participating in the initiative can contact MEC, through the Undersecretariat of Technology, for feasibility analysis and consolidation of new opportunities, by contacting us by email.
The project also counts on the work of strategic partners of the Federal Government, such as Serpro, RNP and State Public Companies, with a view to expanding, optimizing and simplifying the process of offering customized solutions, with a focus on reducing the bureaucracy of administrative and legal processes through the networks. educational.
The initiative also has operational fronts focused on innovation, with business models aimed at boosting the entry and supply of startups in the educational and government industry (edtechs and govtechs), as well as a focus on reusing and scaling existing solutions. and consolidated in the governmental context, both in universities, institutes or state and municipal basic education networks.
With information from the Ministry of Education
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