Smartschools and Learning Possibilities announce exclusive partnership
Smartschools - part of Capita PLC - and Learning Possibilities Limited announce exclusive partnership offering award-winning App to schools throughout UK and Ireland.
Smartschools has announced a new partnership with Learning Possibilities Limited, the UK’s leading cloud based learning platform provider, to offer schools throughout Ireland the opportunity to have a ‘virtual school’ experience that allows teachers and students to collaborate anytime, anywhere.
The award winning app, LP+365 transforms the way schools use Microsoft Office 365, providing a digital solution to the management of teaching and education resources. Students and teachers can instantly communicate with one another as well as access homework assignments, online textbooks and projects. The app can be used remotely from school, home or any location with internet access and on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Running on the Microsoft Azure cloud, the LP+365 App has transformed Microsoft Office 365 into a school learning and collaboration system that’s accessible anytime, anywhere.
Learning Possibilities collaboration with Microsoft began in 2003 with the development of the first cloud based Microsoft SharePoint learning platform. Since then it has signed a Global Alliance with Microsoft and this year was named ‘Finalist - Microsoft Education Partner of the Year’. The LP+365 App captures the essence of the LP+ platform, which is contracted to over one million users across the UK and brings a teaching and learning focused approach to Microsoft Office 365.
“Microsoft is committed to empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow. We believe access to a quality education and the opportunity to learn digital literacy skills is a fundamental right and not a privilege,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education at Microsoft.
“We are humbled by and grateful for our partners’ who deliver learning experiences across our platforms – enabling students to use tools that can help them secure employment today, and in the future. We couldn’t be more excited by this important partnership between Learning Possibilities and Capita Managed IT Solutions."
Dr Mehool Sanghrajka, CEO of Learning Possibilities said, : “Learning Possibilities is delighted to announce this exclusive partnership with Smartschools in Ireland. Over the years we have seen how effective technology in the classroom develops the digital skills most sought by employers.”
“This partnership will bring together all the necessary technology components that schools need, and I am looking forward to working with colleagues at Capita to deliver our mission of helping students achieve more.”
Ed Brown, Managing Director of Capita Managed IT Solutions, said: “We are proud to announce its exclusive partnership with Learning Possibilities and looks forward to helping schools to utilise LP+365 to help improve teacher and student collaboration and engagement, both inside and outside the classroom.”
“We have a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to providing the education sector with the latest technology and innovative solutions and, our partnership with Learning Possibilities provides a further example of how Smartschools is committed to investing in and delivering technological advancement to schools and educational establishments throughout Ireland.”