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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 …!

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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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.

Learning Possibilities in Wales – a world-class EdTech intervention promoting hybrid learning

As the school gates start reopening in the wake of the pandemic-induced closures, it is a good time to reflect on the lessons learned during the shift to online learning during these traumatic times.

When schools and governments begin reflecting, at a system level, on how to build resilience into the learning framework, two of the main takeaways from those schools that were best able to meet the learning needs of the whole school community during their forced closures are:

  • Digital skills amongst the teaching workforce can no longer be confined to those who are skilful early adopters of the new technologies, but ALL teachers now need to have, at their fingertips, the skills and capacity to be able to operate hybrid learning online learning environments
  • Students should be better prepared for a future that involves more home study and learning online through the development of their repertoire of skills and competencies in self-directed learning

The implementation of national learning platform in Wales, which Learning Possibilities installed and rolled out to more than 700,000 users, has been held out as a model of international best practice. In the study conducted by NESTA[1] in the UK, in collaboration with its international counterpart in Italy, the Welsh Government’s Strategy on Digital Competency in Wales, for which Learning Possibilities provided both the learning platform and the professional development and training framework, was singled out as one of only nine examples of best practice across the world.

 

The ‘Digital Competence Framework’ established digital competence as one of three cross-curricular responsibilities, alongside literacy and numeracy. The framework focuses on developing a broad set of digital skills required in our increasingly digital world. These span four main strands: citizenship, interacting and collaborating, producing; data and computational thinking.

Critical to the success of the project was the creation of learning platform, Hwb+, and the promotion of its use through the creation of  ‘Digital Pioneer Schools’ which enabled the creation of a network for shared learning between schools and government, and also between Digital Pioneer Schools and other schools across Wales . The schools involved early in the programme acted as hubs for sharing learning, sometimes offering training for teachers from other schools facilitated via their Consortia. The school and teacher-led approach meant that through the Digital Pioneer Schools network, the government involved schools in the development process. This helped to gain buy-in from schools, while also stress-testing the framework in real settings. Another critical success factor was the creation of pairing and mentoring schemes. For example, one school supported the roll-out of Hwb+ in every classroom by ensuring that reluctant teachers were always paired with a more confident teacher. Additionally, student digital leadership schemes were set up in many schools, where students were given responsibility to support teachers and other peers with ICT issues and champion digital learning. Such schemes are reported to be effective in supporting teachers with IT frustrations, encouraging more teachers to use IT as well as developing leadership and communication skills in participating pupils.

The ADOPT professional development framework from Learning Possibilities, was the implementation tool that was used in schools nationally as a roadmap to guide the journey from early familiarisation with the technology tools and resources available on  Hwb+ learning platform and the steps towards transformation: where  learning and teaching, in the new paradigm, fully embraces an integration of face-to-face and online learning in a truly hybrid manifestation.

 

The resources to support the ADOPT framework are constantly being reviewed and improved by the technical team at Learning Possibilities and the framework has now been integrated with the LP-OASIS, online testing and evaluation system to produce annual progress reports charting the professional development of staff and informing the next stage of school development planning .

 

[1] National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts