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Finishing the year on a high

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Finishing the year on a high

Well, another year is almost over and party season has kicked in. No doubt the mince pies and tins of chocolates are already going down – but there is one last piece of news for Collabco in 2017 – we’ve been awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status, which we’re very happy about.

It’s been a full year; we’ve won some great clients, overcome hurdles, made some inroads into new geographies and markets, been involved in the debate around education technology on a global scale and hopefully made a difference to the lives of the students and teachers who are using our myday student portal.

Becoming a Microsoft Gold Partner shows that we are committed to and competent in Microsoft Application Development technologies and are dedicated to our Microsoft relationship. With the help of the robust and scalable environment of Microsoft Azure and multiple international data centres, even more customers worldwide will now be able to benefit from myday.

Demand for it is increasing across both Europe and the US as higher and further education institutions realise the benefits of the digital campus in the recruitment, engagement and retention and of students and alumni. I’ve covered off many of the topics in my blogs this year – ways that the digital campus helps both student and institution – not least in terms of making sure that students succeed to the end of their studies. The digitisation of our campuses is happening now, and our education institutions are beginning to make the necessary changes to compete not just domestically, but also internationally.

myday is the perfect tool for students and teachers to access university resources from the touch of their smartphone or other device via one easy to use dashboard. Learning is becoming ever more immersive and engaging – no longer can universities dine out on reputation alone, they must work hard to attract students on many levels, by delivering a student experience. Our millennial generation expects to be able to engage with their education institutions, their student colleagues and their teachers in the same way they engage with family and friends outside of learning, and this is at the heart of the digital campus.

In 2017, we’ll be bringing you more musings from the world of education technology keeping you up to date, but for now, have a happy, restful Christmas and see you in the New Year.

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