Microsoft are due to sign a deal with the organisation representing all the Irish 3rd Level institutions to stream lectures online or to record them and provide online access. The agreement with CHEST will see Microsoft working with the universities to implement the technology to improve teaching methods, and to introduce technology when and where requested.
Microsoft’s education and business manager stated that would be working to allow access at any time, at any place and on any device. Based on Microsoft’s previous strategies, it seems likely that any technologies introduced will be proprietary and Windows only, leaving students using other OS’s out in the cold. Though only time will tell.