Thursday 16 January 2014

My Learning expands again for 2014

My Learning celebrates a busy 2014 with a further expansion of it's team during the last 3 months. If you want to meet these people in the real world, then head over to Stand F492 at BETT next week!

We are pleased to welcome Stephanie Woods who joined My Learning in September 2013. Stephanie brings a wealth of educational management expertise in Primary and Secondary arena's with many years service directly in schools and with Becta. Part of her new role is to consult with our development team and focus attentions on constant improvements to the product and to liaise directly with our audience. She's also the voice behind many of our new Youtube instructional videos, and those rather useful skills updates that you really should tune into -  for which we've received some great feedback!

Kim Bird joins the team for 2014 and has almost 20 years of experience in the Education Sector working directly with schools and colleges.  Kim managed a number of LA contracts delivering the first ICT suites into primary, middle and secondary schools in the North of England in the late 90s.  She then went on to work in partnership with a number of PFI and PPP schools advising them on current IT equipment and software, delivering a fully managed service solution into each establishment.  Over the last 8 years Kim has been working closely with primary, secondary schools and new academies to understand what they are trying to achieve with the use of IT and helping them to realise their vision with the use of Learning Platforms.
Kim mentioned “After seeing My Learning I was very excited about the engaging interface and amazed with the ease of use in comparison to other products I have experienced in the past.  My Learning truly is about 21st Century Learning, offering students a wide range of learning, productivity and communication tools and a whole suite of content from any device, including smart phones and games consoles”

And finally, we're pleased to welcome Oliver aboard our Frigate as a worthy apprentice on 1st line support. An accurate, and multi-talented 'whizz', we're already feeling old in his presence. Oliver is now assisting our 2nd line support structure and liaises directly with development to act as a human-conduit between the digital and real worlds.

Monday 13 January 2014

My Learning @BETT 2014 - Powering Learning

Come and see My Learning at BETT 2014 for a full programme of demonstrations and CPD.

Our amazing existing schools and new customers alike can enjoy lively presentations on a rotating programme that address the very real learning and organizational needs of schools today.

What makes My Learning safe… but not too safe?
Using the power of guided searching and moderated communication to empower students

My Learning – the hub of your computing curriculum?
The computing curriculum is necessarily structured in nature. Use My Learning to assign and submit projects, to introduce challenge for the more able, to support others with explanation and repetition, to access timely tasks and to take the first steps in html authoring for real.

Mobile devices - so much more than expensive cameras
Who needs apps? With the power of My Learning your students can author multimedia pages on their smartphone, capture and share learning as it happens, support peer learning and assessment and access multimedia content.

Taking school home – harness parent power for whole school improvement
This presentation explores all the ways in which your My Learning Website and Learning Platform together represent the many facets of school life, drawing your parents into the world of your school and enlisting their support and engagement in their child’s learning.

Effective digital homework – great ideas to bury the worksheet!
Homework is so much more than completing an exercise on paper. Here are some great ideas to make homework more meaningful, engaging and enjoyable… yes I did say enjoyable!

Sunday 5 January 2014

Version 25 of My Learning is now released

To celebrate the start of 2014, the team at My Learning are pleased to release our latest edition; entitled "Helias" (v25).

Some of the new features are below, but our VLE clients will find details, further information and screenshots on their bulletin board after login to the new edition.

Digitally signed QR codes, Single calendar, Courses layout improvements, Course calendars, "Mini mode" = new layout design, Lesson Planner changes, Mobile QR login, Screen annotator enhanced, Chat room upgrades.

Upcoming features:
Parents portal design update, Multi-lingual SMS messenger, Batch marking homework, Calendar document pinning, My Learning TV and a Python Sandbox!

And we'll be introducing you to some new features and modules during the course of January to celebrate our biggest BETT ever. We're always happy to meet up with schools, as this year at BETT we're offering 5 micro-workshops in a rotating programme showcasing all aspects of the platform. Details to be sent shortly.

As always, the development of My Learning is based purely on your suggestions - so please keep suggesting and we'll keep delivering.

ML Support.