Why pilot the LP+365 FREE App?

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Back in 1965 Gordon Moore, who was a co-founder of Intel, noted that the number of transistors per square inch on a circuit board had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue. As I look back on my (more than!) three decades of mixing new technology into the recipe for great learning I can see the impact of Moore’s Law right away. For example when my eldest daughter Juliette left her primary school at 11 I noted down every item of computer technology in that school. Ten years later as she emerged from undergraduate life (to become a teacher, of course) I could see that by then the tiny phone in her pocket outperformed her entire primary school’s technology provision from a decade earlier. A whole school network disappearing into a pupil pocket every decade. Wow. Moore’s Law predicted more power, and it delivered.

But the other side of that coin is that as the years progress you might alternatively enjoy the same power, but for a lot less money. The smart phone in your pocket could be replaced each year by one dramatically more powerful, or it might instead be purchased new for a lot less money as it is superseded by new models. Cheaper and cheaper, and cheaper yet.

Moore’s Law’s more bangs for less bucks bonus has been a constant throughout my teaching life. When we first connected children together with electronic mail and teletext (Prestel and Telecom Gold, to be precise) in the 1980s, the gateway that allowed their electronic mail writing to appear on the clunky but colourful Prestel screens cost us about £100,000 to set up (and in the 1980s £100,000 was a huge amount of money). Today’s users take for granted the effortless integration of text and media, the tiny scale of their devices, the ubiquitous connectivity of their lives, the free wifi in McDonalds and on trains. The other day someone asked me why they should try out our LP+365 free app, with its personalised dashboards, easy to use assignments tool, instant access to Word, Class Notebook, PowerPoint, with its professional development articles and lesson plans. I guess the right answer, as Chairman of Learning Possibilities would be to point to the pilot’s Free provisioning for a whole class of 35 users (2 x staff and 33 x students), but instead I wanted just to shout out “BECAUSE IT IS AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF POWER FOR FREE AND NOT VERY LONG AGO IT WOULD HAVE COST A FLIPPIN FORTUNE!!” Sometimes, having a sense of history leaves me a bit overexcited!

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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 provider of the award winning LP+ Learning Management System (LMS), will be showcasing LP+365, its new LMS on the Microsoft Office 365 and Azure cloud, at Bett Middle East, this year.

The new platform developed in partnership with Microsoft, transforms Office 365 by organising it into class and/or subject sites with easy access to numerous collaboration tools. 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:

“The LP+365 LMS for Office 365 is built on our award winning technology. Our global partnership with Microsoft means that schools in Middle East will be able to use LP+365 with Office 365 to drive education outcomes.”

LP+365’s educationally relevant tools and inbuilt professional development features are developed in line with LP+ADOPT – a published national framework for the adoption of learning platforms.

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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.

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Learning Possibilities, the UK’s leading cloud based learning platform provider, and Microsoft today announce a global alliance that will benefit schools and transform the way schools use Office 365, through the launch of the new LP+365 App.

The App, which runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud, transforms Office 365 into a school LMS, and presents the learner with a virtual school. The alliance adds to the successful partnership both companies have had since 2003 when Learning Possibilities developed the first cloud based Microsoft SharePoint learning platform.

LP+365 captures the essence of the LP+ platform and adoption pedagogies to bring a teaching and learning focused approach to Office 365 which will significantly increase global adoption of Microsoft Office 365 in education.

Larry Nelson, Microsoft Worldwide Education Partner Strategy Lead, said that:

“The alliance of Microsoft and Learning Possibilities adds to our investment in the Office 365 for education which is offered free to schools. Learning Possibilities brings educational relevance to Office 365 through their expertise in learning platforms and technology adoption, carrying focus on learner engagement and driving digital competency.”

Dr Mehool Sanghrajka, CEO of Learning Possibilities commented:

“I am delighted that together Microsoft and Learning Possibilities are aligning their investment in education to enhance learning in schools. Driving digital competencies in education is critical at this time and I believe this alliance will contribute greatly to this goal.”

Learning Possibilities will be in the Microsoft Village at Bett UK in January, 2016, showcasing their new LMS, LP+365. The preview App of LP+365 is available now from our website here.

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.