Microsoft Announces Mixed Reality Grant Programs for Libraries with Underserved Youth

Published by , July 2, 2018 1:45 pm

(EdScoop)  Microsoft will soon offer grants to U.S. libraries interested in adopting “mixed reality” technology, the company announced Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) annual conference in Chicago. “We increasingly understand that not every school or library can necessarily afford this kind of technology today, so we started thinking about how we can make this more accessible,” Dan Ayoub, Microsoft’s general manager of education.
Libraries with STEM programs that serve a high percentage of underserved youth will be given priority in the program, and each grant recipient will receive at least two Windows Mixed Reality headsets and tandem computers, as well as technical training and assistance and access to other grantees.

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