Huddersfield New College (HNC) is delighted to reveal that we are one of an elite group of Microsoft Showcase Colleges, and will now be part of a community working together to harness the power of technology for the benefit of our students.
We became a Microsoft Incubator College just over a year ago. We joined this pathway as part of our drive to ensure we are at the forefront of digital learning, and in using technology to help students to achieve more, and making sure that they are prepared for life in a digital world where these skills are key to success.
A number of our staff have been formally recognised as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE), who have championed digital learning at HNC and introduced new and exciting ways our students can benefit from the possibilities offered by tools such as MS Teams.
Being a Microsoft Showcase College means that we are part of a network which not only showcases and shares world-leading practice, but is able to learn from the excellent work in other Showcase Schools and Colleges for the benefit of students at HNC.
Dr Joe Norton, Director of Digital and Independent Learning says: “Whilst of course the use of tools such as Microsoft Teams grew hugely during the pandemic, these are important technologies that will remain key in the digital landscape. They offer huge benefits to the ways students learn, collaborate and this of course positively impacts their ultimate success beyond HNC. Being a Showcase College demonstrates how we are working to be at the forefront of the opportunities on offer from existing and new digital learning technologies. Crucially, as a Showcase College we will benefit from early access to research and solutions which ultimately will help our young people to stand out from the crowd and be prepared for the digital world they will live and work in. We are really excited to be a Showcase College!”
In announcing the new list, a Microsoft representative comments: “Microsoft Showcase Schools and Colleges are pioneers in education. They are part of an exclusive global community, recognised and celebrated for educational transformation that includes vision and innovation in teaching, learning, and preparing students for the future."