Learning Possibilities are delighted to be exhibiting on the HP stand at BETT Middle East 2017. This follows on from two successful events at BETT Asia and BETT UK where we exhibited in partnership with HP and Microsoft.

The exhibition to be held at the Dusit Thani in Abu Dhabi on 25-26 April 2017, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

Mehool Sanghrajka, CEO, Learning Possibilities commented:

“Following our successful event at BETT UK we are excited to be on the HP stand at BETT Middle East. We look forward to meeting our partners and customers over the two days.”

For further details please visit https://middleeast.bettshow.com/

BETT 2017 Highlights

THANK YOU

We had a great time at this year’s BETT Show, and were delighted at the opportunity to showcase LP+365, our flagship Office 365 based Learning Management System (LMS) on two stands: the HP and the Microsoft Partner Village stands.

Before anything else, we would like to thank you for your continued support. As a social enterprise we’re totally focused on the impact of our solutions, so nothing beats your invaluable feedback.

OUR ANNUAL BETT NETWORKING EVENT

We had a superb evening at our annual BETT networking event. We were very honoured to be joined by a great group of friends, from the likes of ‘Disney to Dubai’ – in the words of our Chairman, Professor Stephen Heppell!

What better way to kick off the BETT Show than with a party?

SHOWCASING LP+365

Having a Global Alliance and Gold partnership with Microsoft, we were very excited to showcase our latest Office 365 based LMS at the BETT show.

The app is installed onto your schools Office 365 tenancy, transforming Office 365 from a productivity tool to an educational learning platform that is easy-to-use; and will support good teaching and positive learning outcomes.

We’ve created two simple dashboards:
– A personal dashboard that centralises your personal information, including emails, events, OneDrive files, a breakdown of homework and assignments and access to Skype for business.

– A class dashboard that facilitates communication, collaboration, sharing and management of homework, assignments and resources.
Each class site has the same look and feel – keeping it consistent to make understanding and using the app as straight forward as possible.

Each class site will have the same look and feel – keeping it consistent to make understanding and using the app as straight forward as possible.

PARKLANDS PRIMARY – ‘SUCCESSFUL ROLLOUTS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES’

Having been friends and a customer of ours for 10 years, Parklands Primary recently decided to make the move from LP+4 over to LP+365 our latest platform.
We were pleased to welcome Chris Dicken, Teacher at Parklands to join us at BETT. Chris told us how LP+365 was a faster, fresher model of LP+ and how they were going to enable staff and students to make use of the Office 365 toolset enhancing good teaching and learning.

SONIA MCLAUGHLIN – PEDAGOGY BEFORE TECHNOLOGY’

Sonia McLaughlin has been working in the industry for 5 years and knows first-hand how schools are benefiting from technologies like LP+365. Sonia discussed and showcased real examples of how schools are using our solutions Worldwide, helping teachers offer their students enhanced learning experiences.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HEPPELL ON ‘REINVENTING LEARNING’

Professor Heppell’s enthusiasm for learning and moving the education sector forward is contagious. So much so, it’s difficult not to stop and listen when he’s speaking.
Stephen spoke about reinventing learning with support of effective and suitable technology.

MICROSOFT’S JOE BELFIORE AT LP+

Joe Belfiore is Corporate Vice President, Windows ‘PC-Tablet-Phone’ at Microsoft. We were honoured to have Joe visit our stand, and were very happy to have the opportunity to introduce him to LP+365.

CHAIRMAN, PROF. STEPHEN HEPPELL IN THE BETT ARENA

The BETT Arena is renown for its inspirational, thought provoking and jaw dropping key notes by some of the industry’s biggest names including Sir Ken Robinson, Imogen Heap, Anthony Salcito, and our very own Chairman, Prof. Stephen Heppell.
Our stand at HP was almost directly under the big BETT arena screens. So although we knew Stephen would be speaking, seeing his face from so high above was quite a (pleasant) surprise!

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Lagos, Nigeria, 18 April 2016 — Learning Possibilities, UK’s leading cloud based learning platform provider, have today announced an alliance with Dynamiss Digital Solutions, Nigeria to roll out the first fully featured Learning Management System on Office 365, LP+365, in Nigeria. This will enable educators and students to create and share in entirely new ways for more immersive and inclusive learning experiences.

The LP+365 app developed by Learning Possibilities in partnership with Microsoft, provides an intuitive user interface, and personalized dashboard and various collaboration and assignment tools. This leverages the Office 365 cloud solution to aid classroom collaborations and assessments engaging users to ensure a deeper learning.

Teachers can add announcements, load resources and set assignments at a click of a button, while students can see their daily calendar, assigned homework, previous submissions, their particular class/subject sites and curriculum material – all neatly organized and easily accessible. This includes instant access to favorite Office 365 Apps like Word, Class Notebook, PowerPoint and etc.

The launch in Nigeria follows the launch of LP+365 in Asia Pacific in April 2016, continuing the solution’s global reach. Roland Sodeinde, CEO of Dynamiss Digital Solutions in Nigeria is delighted to partner with Learning Possibilities and Microsoft in launching the LP+365 App.
He said:

“I am very excited about launching the LP+365 LMS in Nigeria, enabling schools access to market leading education technology, developing skills that are critical for the future and driving educational priorities in the country.”.

Dr Mehool Sanghrajka, CEO of Learning Possibilities, commented:

“The LP+365 LMS is built on our award-winning technology, transforming Office 365. Our global alliance with Microsoft and localized partnership with Dynamiss Digital Solutions in Nigeria, ensures learners in Nigeria will have access to tools and technology that will personalize their education as 21st century learners revolutionizing education in Nigeria.”

LP+365 is a Learning Management System on Office 365 that provides an intuitive user interface, personalized dashboard and various collaboration and assignment tools.

The deployment of LP+365 will be managed by Dynamiss Digital Solutions in Nigeria, helping schools to utilize the LMS to improve collaboration in the classroom with greater learner engagement, driving educational performance and development of 21st century skills essential for employment. LP+365 is available now from Dynamiss Digital Solutions

About LP+365
LP+365 is the most advanced LMS built on Office 365. The solution fully utilizes the power of Office 365 and will give schools an education focused and effective learning platform delivering the LP+ ADOPT pedagogy, and features and functionality of the LP+4 platform.

About Learning Possibilities
Learning Possibilities are an award winning, Gold Certified Microsoft Partner implementing e-learning solutions, with expertise in cloud computing for education and government customers. The Learning Possibilities’ LP+ platform built on Microsoft technologies is currently used by over 1 million users across the UK. In 2015 the company’s contract to supply the Hwb+ National learning platform (based on the award-winning LP+4 learning platform) to the Welsh Government was extended to 2018. An independent research done by Lancaster University in 2009 shows that the LP+ learning platform drives educational outcomes. Learning Possibilities has also published the LP+ Adopt e-maturity framework for schools, selected by Becta (UK Department of Education) as the National Learning Platform Adoption Model for England. For more information visit: Learning Possibilities Website

For more information contact Bansri Mehta | +44 (0) 20 8236 1018 | bansri.mehta@lpplus.com

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Learning Possibilities, the UK’s leading cloud based learning platform provider, today announces the launch of the full LP+365 LMS App at Bett UK 2016, one of the largest education technology shows of the year.

This follows the release of the preview app in December and the signing of a Global Alliance between Learning Possibilities and Microsoft. LP+365 transforms Office 365 to a school LMS by organising it into class and/or subject sites with easy access to numerous collaboration tools including assignments functionality. The ‘virtual school’ has been built on Microsoft Azure and uses the best of the LP+ and Microsoft Office features, delivering a simple and intuitive learning platform, that can be accessed and used globally within minutes.

Stephen Heppell, education expert and Chairman of Learning Possibilities, noted:

“LP+365 offers schools collaboration opportunities and builds digital skills in learners preparing them for employment and the marketplace in the future.”

Dr Mehool Sanghrajka, CEO of Learning Possibilities commented:

“Our Global Alliance with Microsoft will make LP+365 available to schools worldwide and help them realize their investment in Office 365.”

Learning Possibilities will be demonstrating LP+365 on stand C300 in the Microsoft Village during the Bett Show, London in January, 2016. Click here to download the App from the Microsoft Office store.

LP+365 Launch Event Overview

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Learning Possibilities were delighted to Launch their new learning platform built on Microsoft Office 365 and Azure and the Microsoft headquarters in Reading, UK on 1st December 2015. The launch was a proud moment for all at Learning Possibilities, and was complemented by speakers like Professor Stephen Heppell and Steve Beswick (Director Education, Microsoft) who leads the Microsoft Education Partners in the UK. Watch our video overview of the launch event, and feel the excitement of the day.

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This October Rohin Mistry, our Service Delivery Manager is celebrating his 10 year work anniversary at Learning Possibilities.

I was lucky enough to catch Rohin for a quick interview, to take a quick look back at his successful career within the company.

10 years! That’s quite an accomplishment. So where did it all begin?
Rohin: “I started working at Learning Possibilities while I was still at University. It came about as my Placement Officer at the time was interested and impressed with the work that the Company were doing, and felt it fit in well with my degree. As a result of the placement and with help from my Placement Officer, in my final year, I actually decided to base my dissertation on virtual learning environments.”

On graduating university with a degree in Business Information Systems, what made you decide to come back to Learning Possibilities?
Rohin: “At the time I remember that my tutor wanted me to continue on to do an MPhil , but I ended up coming back to Learning Possibilities to start my career…little did I know I would still be here ten years on! I felt that Learning Possibilities, a company set to transform education with technology was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Do you remember your first role within the company?
“Back when I started, I first worked at the Warehouse, and then became an Engineer/Technician. Overtime I eventually became part of the 1st line support team on the Support Desk, and then my role subsequently progressed into Support Desk Supervisor, Support Desk Manager and finally Service Delivery Manager, which is where I am today.”

With all that progression, and that it’s now your 10 year work anniversary with LP+, how do you feel looking back on your achievements?
“I feel proud of my achievements, and am also very appreciative that I’ve had the opportunity to work with such great colleagues. I am really enjoying my current role as no two days are the same, so it certainly keeps you on your feet! I get to work with big international contracts, which means I’m working with clients from around the world on a regular basis. I try not to look back too much, but one of the best moments for me personally, was the launch of LP+4, something we had all worked so hard for. After so much commitment towards the creation of the product it’s very rewarding to see the platform support the goals of the Company, by helping to transform education worldwide.”

I asked Rohin why he tries not to look back too much, and he simply answers..
“because the only way is forward”. A superb work ethic, if I do say so myself.

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“Keep moving forward”…is a phrase that isn’t new to me, and I don’t think it will be to you either. There is a big focus on us all as individuals to keep progressing, both personally and professionally, and where I can understand the concept behind this phrase, I somewhat disagree with it.

Yes, it is imperative to strive and to work towards your goals, achievements and future – but isn’t it nice every now and then, to also take a look back?

Around this time last year, Learning Possibilities were shortlisted as finalists for the very prestigious Education Investor Awards for Technological Infrastructure. Much to our delight as a company, we were presented with the award on November 13th, 2014 during a celebration of the innovation and excellence among businesses involved in the education sector.

For those of you who aren’t quite familiar with the Education Investor Awards, each year an expert panel of judges look for organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the sector during the academic year.

Learning Possibilities, in my opinion, is made up of a committed, hardworking and passionate workforce, who continuously work together to produce ground-breaking solutions to support, aid, and to transform education globally. On looking back, I remember this proud moment quite clearly, how thrilled we were (and still are) as individuals and together as a company, to have had our work recognised in such a prominent manner.

It’s recently been announced, (yes, you might have guessed it) that we’ve been shortlisted as finalists for the same award again this year. There are currently lots of exciting things going on at Learning Possibilities, and we are all SO happy to be shortlisted again for the Technological Infrastructure Education Investor award for the second year running,. With this said, we do have to wait until November to hear the results. So for now, I shall ask you to wish us luck in the meantime, and I’ll close this blog with another popular phrase…”watch this space”!