|[February 07, 2017]
Alaska Communications Brings Latest Technology to Classrooms as Microsoft Gold Education Partner
Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK) recently renewed its status as Alaska's
only Microsoft (News - Alert) Gold Education Partner, continuing its commitment to
serving students and teachers across Alaska.
The partnership creates an opportunity for Alaska's teachers and
students to bring the latest technology into classrooms with Alaska
Communications, the state's leading broadband and IT solutions provider.
"We can provide Microsoft Classroom, Skype (News - Alert) for Business, Microsoft Forms
and Microsoft Education to schools. These are products that make
educating more efficient and engaging for students and teachers," Alaska
Communications Vice President of Managed Services Chris Reaburn said.
Classroom enables collaboration from anywhere in the world,
connecting students and teachers in new ways. Students can deliver
homework, receive content from their teachers, and complete projects in
group environments digitally, no matter their location.
"Imagine Academy is another product with great potential," Reaburn said.
"It allows students to learn in-depth about Microsoft products, to the
point where they can graduate high school with Microsoft certifications.
That is a major step toward preparing them for the real-world work
Imagine Academy even uses the popular video game Minecraft to teach
basic coding. This is just one of the tools Microsoft has developed as a
way of merging students' interests with education.
The partnership was earned based on customer references and specific
competencies. Alaska Communications (News - Alert) is the only Microsoft Gold Education
Partner in the state, and has access to Microsoft's solution architects
to help develop innovative solutions to meet education needs.
About Alaska Communications
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced
broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data
network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber
optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more
information, visit www.AlaskaCommunications.com
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