We at Learning Possibilities (LPL) are deeply saddened by the untimely demise of our friend and colleague Dr Michael Lightfoot, who passed away in his sleep on 27th March 2023. Michael headed up the education business at Learning Possibilities and contributed to our many projects and developments. He was a regular during our popular COVID webinar series.
Most recently, Michale was LPL’s project lead on the groundbreaking ADB “Technology-Enabled Innovation in Education in SE Asia” project.
Throughout his career, Dr. Lightfoot demonstrated unwavering dedication and passion for the field of education. His wisdom, visionary leadership and deep expertise paved the way for transformative changes in the lives of countless students and educators.
Dr. Lightfoot’s impact extended far beyond his professional accomplishments. He possessed an innate ability to inspire and empower those around him, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment within the team. His infectious enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to excellence left an indelible mark on all who worked alongside him.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Lightfoot was a cherished friend and confidant. He approached life with kindness, empathy, and an innate ability to connect with others on a personal level. His genuine care for the well-being and growth of those around him created a lasting legacy of warmth and compassion.
As we mourn the loss of Dr. Michael Lightfoot, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and all who were touched by his presence. May his memory serve as a guiding light, reminding us of a dedicated individual’s profound impact on the world.
Last month Learning Possibilities exhibited at Bett Asia in Bangkok and were delighted to be in the DIT (Department for International Trade) UK Pavilion, where for the first time our video was showcased as part of the GREAT campaign.
The GREAT Campaign showcases the very best of the UK, inspiring the world to collaborate, visit, study, live, work and do business here.
Having proudly showcased the best of the UK on the world stage for almost a decade. Sharing the stories of the people and places that make our country unique – from bold breakthroughs and twists on tradition, to the fresh perspectives that challenge convention and stimulate progress.
Watch the full presentation below.
Learning Possibilities, a Microsoft Global Alliance Partner have been successfully listed as a G-Cloud 13 supplier.
Learning Possibilities are delighted to announce their selection to deliver cloud services as part of the G-Cloud 13 Framework. This is in part due to the successful delivery in ten countries worldwide.
Learning Possibilities has a range of proven cloud solutions for education to deliver digital readiness to thousands of students and teachers.
The G-Cloud Framework
The G-Cloud Framework facilitates procurement by the government thought a framework agreement with suppliers to deliver digital services. The services are broken down into three services, Cloud Hosting, Cloud Software and Cloud Support.
LP are excited to continue to be listed in the G-Cloud 13 Framework to deliver their cloud platform to the public sector.
About Learning Possibilities
Learning Possibilities Group was founded in 2007 in the United Kingdom and develops cloud-based solutions used globally to deliver major projects. Learning Possibilities has a global alliance with Microsoft and currently delivers projects for the Asian Development Bank and UNICEF. Independent research shows that its technology drives both educational impact and outcomes. The company currently operates in ten countries worldwide.
It was an honour to have spoken at the UK House EdTech event at the Commonwealth Games over the summer. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been the biggest sporting and cultural event to be staged in the UK for a decade, and it was the largest event ever held in the West Midlands region.
UK House showcased the UK’s expertise to a global audience, driving new partnerships, trade and investment opportunities. With a dedicated day for Education, it was a great opportunity to present our solutions for school recovery after the tremendous learning loss over the past few years.
Watch the full presentation below.
After a gap of two years, we are delighted to be presenting the TIESEA project at BETT Asia in Bangkok, Thailand on 11th October 2022.
Technology has played a key part in maintaining the continuity of education in region: during the past two years of disruption’ some solutions and tech intervention has been more successful than others. The TIESEA project team have conducted diagnostic assessments and analyses in each of the four project countries of: Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. On the basis of the reports from these analyses, the project is currently implementing pilot studies in each country focusing on local needs and capacity building.
The webinar will outline the local situation, country by country, and seek to demonstrate how the project interventions can overcome obstacles in order to maximise the contribution that EdTech can make to both students’ achievement and the quality of learning in the region. There will also be leading industry experts and senior government leaders to share their experiences.
If you would like to attend, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the TIESEA project, view the brochure here.
We have some exciting news on the ADB TIESEA (The Technology-enabled Innovation on Southeast Asia) project, which is running in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Viet Nam.
The TIESEA website is now live! www.tiesea.org
The TIESEA website is an important source of information for EdTech and Digital Readiness in these countries. You can now access our initial reports on the general EdTech landscape on the website: www.tiesea.org/reports/
For further information, please contact us at: email@example.com
Following on from the LP+ 365 platform v7.0 update in 2021, we are delighted to announce an additional feature.
The attendance module allows teachers to record students attendance in LP+365. Schools can choose whether they would like to record attendance once or twice a day. Attendance is easy to record and you can attach any related documentation for each student.
Teachers can view all previous days attendances records which can also be searched and exported or alternatively you can choose to view an individual students attendance history.
For a step by step guide, view our video
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
INJAZ and Learning Possibilities sign an agreement to deliver an award-winning technology to the MENA region
The partnership will offer schools and governments with solutions to help drive learning into the 21st Century, enabling educators to support learners in school and at home.
Amman, Jordan, June 1st 2022. INJAZ, a leading non-profit Jordanian organization, and Learning Possibilities, the leading global education-technology provider, are delighted to announce the launch of their exclusive partnership to bring award-winning technology solutions to the MENA region.
After many years of jointly working in Jordan, the partnership will see INJAZ offer Learning Possibilities’ ‘LP+’ platforms, together with local consultancy and support to schools and governments in the MENA region. LP+ platforms are already deployed in many countries worldwide, either directly or through programs run by Asian Development Bank, UNICEF and others. They have proven efficacy and bring solutions that drive learner impact at such challenging times.
Dr. Mehool Sanghrajka, Learning Possibilities Chief Executive said, “I am delighted that Learning Possibilities and INJAZ will be partnering in the MENA region to deliver ed-tech solutions. INJAZ has a long history of delivering major educational projects in Jordan and shares both our ethos and vision. We look forward to serving schools and governments to benefit learners after a difficult two years”
Deema Bibi, INJAZ CEO said, “The partnership between INJAZ and Learning Possibilities (LP) comes at a crucial time for education and technology globally and regionally. INJAZ is excited to combine its rich experience in localized educational programs along with LP’s global virtual learning platforms into the MENA region. This synergy will be a vehicle for high-quality educational experiences that enrich the learning process for school and university students”
Sarah Chidgey, Education Sector Lead, UK Department of International Trade (DIT), said “I am delighted that the UK’s Learning Possibilities and Jordan’s INJAZ have formed this joint venture partnership having previously worked together to deliver a World Bank funded contract. UK education technology is a global leader, an important strand of the UK Government’s International Education Strategy, and Learning Possibilities success showcases how UK innovation in education technology can positively impact millions of students worldwide. We look forward to continuing our work with Learning Possibilities to open up further opportunities globally”.
Learning Possibilities has a Global Alliance with Microsoft in Education and has worked in MENA countries over many years.
Mark East, Senior Education Director EMEA Region at Microsoft, said, “Microsoft is excited to see the partnership between Learning Possibilities and INJAZ as it brings to the region proven education solutions and best practice. We look forward to seeing solutions incorporating Microsoft technology, together with education consulting and local presence, support schools to recover and progress in their digital journey.”
Building on its mission to inspire and prepare youth to become productive members in their society and accelerate the development of the national economy. INJAZ has established itself over the past 22 years as a leading solution provider linking the public, private, and civil society sectors to bridge the skills gap between the educational system and the changing needs of the labor market.
The expansive operational capacity of INJAZ allows it to reach over 800,000 youth a year with its career-oriented capacity building programs; focusing on financial literacy, entrepreneurship education, life skills, and digital competencies.
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About Learning Possibilities
Learning Possibilities Group was founded in 2007 in the United Kingdom and has regional offices in Singapore. The Company builds cloud-based solutions for governments to deliver learning and education impact. It currently has projects in the UK, South Asia, APAC and Middle East regions.
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Fifteen years ago, this week, (Stephen Heppell) and I had a dream to change education, from the focus on new PFI and BSF buildings to empowering teachers to engage learners by using technology to deliver learning and digital skills. The school system had been difficult for many, who sought vocational, creative, or new industries, whilst they were put through a system that weeded out those that were not ready for higher education.
In 2007, Learning Possibilities was born. A social enterprise that looked for ways to engage those ‘at the back of the class’, and those that dreamt of running a small company building websites. For a company with big ambitions, we certainly have achieved big things! We estimate that in the past 15 years over 4m learners in the UK have used our technology; including those in Wales, Wolverhampton, and Northampton.
The last two years have borne out our vision. If schools had adopted learning and collaboration technology, and teachers had developed the skills for hybrid and blended learning, we may have seen less learning loss during the pandemic. Worldwide the situation has been compounded by geographical and infrastructural challenges. Today we are working with schools, governments, and funders in twelve countries to look at the technology that has efficacy, teacher development that will focus on the available tech, rather than the best tech, and vocational training. Technology has moved from being a tool in the classroom to the means of nurturing and delivering learning and assessment. The possibilities have become brighter for the learner and for education.
Happy 15th Birthday Learning Possibilities …!
We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this important project for the Sri Lanka Government (Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), SMOER and Ministry of Education) in partnership with UNICEF. Throughout this pandemic we have seen that innovative and agile teachers have been able to support learners, whatever the technology. We are delighted to be working with the Government to help develop teacher capacity and digital skills in Sri Lanka, to support learners using a range of technology solutions.
Aminda James from the Information and Technology Agency for Sri Lanka commented:
To transform Education we need to transform Educators !!
The Digital Education team is excited to kick off the digital transformation of teachers in collaboration with UNICEF and the State Ministry of Education Reforms (SMOER) and the implementation partner LP+ from Learning Possibilities Limited
The initiative will ensure the creation of a comprehensive, detailed and well-sequenced online training module (ability to use offline as well) in both Sinhala and Tamil for teachers of government schools on distance/blended teaching with a mix of high tech and low-tech modalities relevant to Sri Lanka, inclusive of student assessment and pedagogy in digital learning. This will lead to a program where there will a master training program for 700 master trainers based on the above modules developed for teachers. The initiative will also focus on an online/offline parental awareness creation in both Sinhala and Tamil on the role of parents in supporting home-based/blended learning inclusive of online safety
This initiative is also in line with the Digital Education Policy that is being Jointly Developed by Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and SMOER and Ministry of Education.