Microsoft has released a software, Microsoft Student 2006, claiming it can help students.
Microsoft Student 2006 is a comprehensive, subject-specific resource designed to help middle- and high-school students complete high-quality homework assignments and projects in less time. With curriculum-based templates and tutorials, a fully functional graphing calculator with 2-D and 3-D four-color graphing capabilities, trusted content, and tools for cutting through online clutter, Microsoft Student 2006 provides students with the tools and information they need to achieve academic success.
While the layout and design of the software itself certainly seems impressive. One wonder how a software can encapsulate a holistic learning experience. E-learning is still a contentious point, but it is a fact that school work and computers are as unalike as cheese and chalk. Perhaps, Microsoft should still focus on its core competency, instead of coming up with software like these.