Microsoft, MIT and others launch free education leadership courses

Microsoft has announced five new education leadership courses in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Michigan and The University of Queensland. The courses will be offered via edX, an online learning platform created by Harvard and MIT, and are set to start running in early 2017. On Microsoft’s TechNet blog, the Microsoft in Education team explained that the courses “are designed to help guide K-12 school principals and headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges – and opportunities – of education transformation.” MIT will be leading the “Launching Innovation in School” and “Design Thinking for Leading and Learning in K-12 Education” courses. University of Michigan will also run two classes, entitled “Leading Ambitious Teaching and “Learning, Leading Change: Go Beyond Gamification with Gameful Learning.”…


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