The TIESEA website is now live

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: info@lpplus.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 info@lpplus.com

Press Release INJAZ LP

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.”

About INJAZ

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.

For more information, please contact: mcu@injaz.org.jo

www.injaz.org.jo

 

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.

For more information, please contact: press@lpplus.com

www.LearningPossibilities.com

How it started…

How it started…

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 …!

Peter Tabichi Charity Update!

As some of you may remember, last year we held several events fundraising for the Peter Tabichi Foundation, to support the build of new classrooms for students at the Keriko School in Nakuru, Kenya.

We are excited to announce that construction has begun! Last week a location was chosen as the most suitable site for the construction work to take place, along with the installation of a borehole water pump. The water pump will provide access to clean water in the school and help in other areas such as handwashing, catering services, gardening, and provision of water to the local community – water scarcity has been one of the major challenges in the village!

New Project in Sri Lanka

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.

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Peter Tabichi Charity Golf Day

On behalf of Learning Possibilities, Baijul Shah and Rumit Shah, we would like to say a huge thank you to all our players, sponsors and partners for your generosity and support at our first Peter Tabichi Foundation Golf Event! The weather could have been better, but it did not stop us from raising an incredible £9,065 and for that we are thankful!

This event comes at a prominent time where issues have been heightened due to the coronavirus pandemic. The money raised will support Brother Peter’s foundation to build new classrooms for students at the Keriko School in Nakuru, Kenya. This will help hundreds of children over the coming years and bring greater prosperity to the region.

Peter Tabichi is a science teacher and Franciscan Brother who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help those in need. In 2019 Brother Peter won the Global Teacher Prize Award after being recognised for his dedication and hard work ensuring local and underprivileged children gained a proper education.

His village is made up of different tribes and the lives of these children can be tough, especially in a region where drought and famine are frequent. Most pupils come from poor families and almost a third are orphans or only have one parent. Their school, where Brother Peter is a teacher at, is in a very remote area with some children walking up to 7km along roads that become impassable during rainy season.

Brother Peter’s vision is to promote access to quality education through empowering the disadvantaged children in the community. His mission is to embrace opportunities of 21st century education to unlock the potential of these disadvantaged children.

We hope this event will be the first of many in supporting this worthy cause and bettering the education for the children in Nakuru.

Visit the website for further details on the Peter Tabichi Foundation: https://petertabichi.com/

In an aim to reach our £10,000 target, the Learning Possibilities team will be walking 26-miles in one day along the Jurassic Coast on Saturday 28th August – if you would like to sponsor us on this challenge, please visit our page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/vishaal-shah

LP 365 Version 7.0 First Look!

Learning Possibilities is delighted to announce v7.0 of it’s LP+365 platform. The platform was initially launched in 2005 and is now the leading cloud-based solution for transforming Office 365 into a learning and collaboration app for schools and colleges.

‘We are exciting that v7 will be launched in August’, said Mandeep Dhillon, CTO at Learning Possibilities who led the development team, ‘with significant new features’.

The new platform offers an exciting and modern new look and feel, with one-click access to key features on each dashboard. ‘We have significantly improved performance’, added Dhillon, ‘so that those with poor connectivity or devices have a better user experience’. The seamless integration with LP+ ADOPT, with single signon, means that courses, scorm content and exams can now be added to the platform.

The dashboard tiles also offer a download feature, enabling access to content when offline, and our e-library – with over 10,000 refence books – is built in.

For a first look, view our video:

For further details email info@lpplus.com

Learning Possibilities is delighted to be able to support the Ministries of Education in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam with our technology and expertise to strengthen the education sector in each of these target countries.

Mehool Sanghrajka (CEO) commented, “Education has faced a very difficult year and we are excited to be supporting these four major economies in understanding what technology works in these countries, and what potential solutions can be deployed to drive education impact. My sincere thanks to the LP team that worked on this submission, and our partners at @ibf.”

The project will run from July 2021 until September 2023.

The current pandemic has forced many to learn from home, without access to their school or public libraries.

We are delighted to provide the LP+ Reference eLibrary integrated into our platform. The eLibrary is a curated collection of more than 10,000 reference books that cover all stages of learning and include literary classics from around the world, foreign language and text books etc.  The Reference library is only available through the LP+365 platform and can be made available on request.

The eLibrary has many features;

  • All books are available to download and take anywhere.
  • ‘Collections’ of recommended books.
  • ‘Favourites’ allows you to mark books for later use.
  • Perpetual links are easily available so books can be added to assignments or shared directly.
  • Book discovery tools help teachers and students find the right material for them.
  • Ministries are able to add their own books into the collection.

For further details, please contact us on LP365support@lpplus.com.