Microsoft is taking the Socratic method seriously, announcing it is deploying a seminar-style program at its event hub at the University of Washington.
The Socratic seminar is an alternative to the traditional lecture format where people sit together and answer questions from the audience, and uses a panel format for the main discussion.
The conference itself will have a live Q&A format that is expected to be more interactive than the traditional lectures.
Microsoft is already experimenting with a similar format, and Microsoft Socratic is already used by several of its conferences.
However, Microsoft’s seminar will likely be its most popular.
The seminar is designed to be accessible to students, faculty, and staff, according to Microsoft’s Socratic website.
Microsoft has a long history of incorporating a variety of technology into its seminars, which have been used in a number of different ways.
The company has had seminars on a variety different topics such as artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence as a social tool, and AI research.
Microsoft Socrations have been offered by various conferences around the world, including Microsoft World Summit in Dubai, Microsoft Conference in Madrid, and the Microsoft Symposium in Tokyo.
Microsoft also launched its Socratic Seminar for Education, which allows people to take a class online and receive feedback on their classwork.
Microsoft’s first Socratic conference took place in 2015, and in 2017 Microsoft introduced a series of interactive courses to students and faculty at the company’s Redmond, Washington headquarters.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Microsoft is also using the Socrational Seminar format to offer the Microsoft Seminar Challenge, a program to help people get started with Microsoft technologies and get the tools they need to make their software more productive and efficient.
The Microsoft Semester Challenge program is available through Microsoft’s Microsoft Store and Microsoft Teams, and is designed for people to start their own Microsoft-focused Socrative seminar.
Microsoft recently added a new interactive Socrate tool to its Microsoft Teams app, and it has also introduced a new Socratization tool to Microsoft Teams.
A Microsoft Semantic Insights blog post from December 2017 outlined Microsoft’s plans to integrate Socration with Microsoft Teams for the first time.
Microsoft will now have to do more to help the Socratization tool become a widely used, reliable tool for its Socrated Seminar challenges.
In addition to the Socrats, Microsoft also recently announced that it will host a Socrating session on January 11, 2018.
“We are excited to continue to deliver on our commitment to create a Socratic experience for students, staff, and our communities, and we are excited about the new opportunities to offer this Socratic training,” wrote Andrew Hoyle, general manager of Socratives and Education, in a blog post.
“Our Socrators are now available to students across Microsoft, and students will be able to access these sessions at Microsoft’s online Training Center.”
This article was updated on January 9, 2018, to reflect that Microsoft is now offering the Socracy course through its Teams app.