Worldwide Managing Director,
The Hwb+ platform in Wales, which incorporates Office 365, is one of the largest deployments of its type (i.e. SharePoint on-premise integrated with Office 365).
It is great to see the impact Hwb+ is having on teaching and learning as evidenced in the the recent Learning in Digital Wales report.
For Microsoft, Hwb+ represents a global showcase and an example of how technology can support change in educational practice.
The All Wales National Learning Platform
Hwb+ is built on LP+ technology – an enterprise class technology, on a secure, hybrid cloud offering data sovereignty. LP+ is able to integrate with locally installed school and Ministry of Education (MoE) systems to create bespoke solutions like Hwb+.
Hwb+ is used by over 1600 schools and 600,000 users in Wales. The bilingual Learning Management System (LMS) aims to transform teaching and learning across Wales and to achieve the objectives set out in the report by the External Task and Finish Group.
In line with the National Strategy, Learning Possibilities provides each school in Wales with its own unique learning platform built on LP+ and integrated with Office 365. The platform provides an enormous range of collaboration, communication and curriculum delivery tools that help transform teaching and learning in classrooms every day. We have also ensured that training and support was offered to all Hwb+ schools in both Welsh and English.
Prof. Stephen Heppell
Learning Possibilities is a social enterprise and at our heart is a passion to allow children to be the best they possibly can.
The Hwb+ platform was set up with an ambition to develop a digital citizenship by encouraging teachers and learners to be comfortable operating in the digital environments of this century. It was a tangible commitment to the children of Wales and an investment in their potential. Today it stands as a showcase for Wales’ ambition to be a major player in the new economy and the new mutuality of today.