Microsoft Releases Student With Encarta Premium 2007; Teachers, Parents and Students Give Software an A+

Posted by bink on July 6 2006, 6:37 PM. Posted in Encarta.

New homework software helps eighth-grader earn best report card ever.

Nine out of 10 teachers agree that students who turn to technology for homework help perform better than those who do not, according to a recent independent survey commissioned by Microsoft Corp. However, 71 percent of teachers worry that students are not finding what they need on the Internet, and 85 percent wish there were more technology-based resources available.1

Today Microsoft released Microsoft® Student with Encarta® Premium 2007, a software package of integrated tools and trusted information that empowers middle-school through entry-level college students to create and complete accurate assignments that can lead to better grades and academic confidence.

“All students deserve an excellent education, and technology is a critical piece of that equation,” said Marissa Rocha, product manager for Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007. “Our goal with Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007 is to provide a streamlined homework resource that helps students quickly get to the heart of the assignment and produce high-quality work in key academic subjects.”