Gamification of learning continues to be a hot topic for education (and as with most things within the education system, there's plenty of divided opinion on how it could be used in the classroom with students). But it's not limited to conventional education systems – we're also seeing gamification being used in the world of corporate learning too.
Promotes Match Challenge on Crowdrise.com, Corporate Partners
Washington, D.C., November 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today, Network for Good joins partners The Case Foundation, Crowdrise, and SixDegrees.org - a charitable initiative of Actor and Musician Kevin Bacon in partnership with Network for Good - to celebrate the inaugural #Giving TuesdayTM with a matching grant challenge.
Microsoft has announced that its U.S. employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations around the world. The company is commemorating its 30th Annual Employee Giving Campaign.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates commemorated Microsoft’s 30th Employee Giving Campaign during a special town hall event today and announced that Microsoft employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Redmond, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012.
October is a magical month at Microsoft. There’s a sense of something powerful happening. There are clues everywhere, such as the frantic bidding for the (often quirky) items in the online auction and the brochures in the kitchens seeking submissions for the annual cat calendar. Or the thousands of employees and their families who take to the streets around our headquarters to participate in the 5k run.
The signs are different but the outcome is always the same – millions of dollars raised to help people in real need.
Microsoft Commemorates 30th Employee Giving Campaign with CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates
REDMOND, Wash., October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Microsoft Corp. today commemorated its 30th Employee Giving Campaign and announced that U.S. employees raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for approximately 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations around the world. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the milestone during a special town hall event at the Microsoft Redmond campus, which included Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Microsoft is expanding its Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program which focuses on the shortage of computer science teachers. TEALS recruits, mentors, and places high-tech professionals in schools that are struggling to provide strong computer science courses.