Microsoft is planning to launch an e-Newsletter and an Internet portal for teachers in Asia-Pacific region as part of its Partners in learning' programme. This initiative will enable sharing of the best practices among teachers and education officials of the region. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
While inaugurating the Microsoft 'Regional Innovative Teachers' Conference 2007 in Combodia Managing Director-Public Sector, Peter Moore made this announcement. The e-Newsletter, entitled 'Perspectives' would be written by educators for educators. The first issue of the newsletter would be released in April. The portal will enable users to share class notes, lesson plans and other learning and teaching resources. Users will also be able to create communities on the portal and invite other users to collaborate. The company has invested $50 million for the `Partners in learning' programme.