Microsoft Showcase School
As a Microsoft Showcase School, Nguyen Sieu School has been recognised for its track record and commitment to push and augment learning in the classroom and beyond. According to Microsoft, Showcase Schools are institutions that “use technology to create immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning, empower students to achieve more.” Nguyen Sieu has integrated the Office 365 suite into the classroom, including cloud-based communication and collaboration services, e.g. through email, file sharing, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Office 365 Cloud and Lync Online, to facilitate learning anytime, anywhere. The School also uses Lync Online to collaborate with its international partners, and host virtual meetings to discuss initiatives such as student exchange programmes with their counterparts overseas.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiative
To create a seamless transition between [classrooms of the now] and classrooms and workplaces of the future, Nguyen Sieu School launched the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in AY 2018-2019. By implementing the use of personal Windows laptops in the classroom, the initiative cultivates the strengths of the tech-savvy yougner generation, and orientates them for learning in the university. In class, students can use their own devices to conduct research on the Internet, take notes, create presentations, use graphics to understand concepts etc. The initiative also optimises collaboration with fellow peers and projects and presentations outside of classtime. By allowing students to use their own laptops, students can also personalise their device to suit their own learning styles, thus enabling them to benefit more from lessons/improving learning outcomes.