- Microsoft partner Tech One Global will help with deployment and training for the LP+365 app, which will aid classroom collaborations, enabling new ways to create and share
SINGAPORE, 15 April 2016 — Microsoft and partner Learning Possibilities, UK’s leading cloud based learning platform provider, have today announced an alliance to roll out the first fully featured Learning Management System on Office 365, LP+365, in Asia Pacific. 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 by Learning Possibilities provides an intuitive user interface, 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 Office365 Apps like Word, Class Notebook, PowerPoint and etc.
The Asia Pacific roll out follows the signing of a global agreement between Learning Possibilities and Microsoft in December 2015. The regional deployment, support and training will commence in Bangladesh, Brunei, the Philippines, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka through Microsoft partner Tech One Global.
Dr Mehool Sanghrajka, CEO of Learning Possibilities, said, “The LP+365 LMS for Office 365 is built on our award-winning technology. Our global partnership with Microsoft will mean that schools in Asia Pacific will be able to use LP+365 with Office 365 to enhance the teaching and learning experience.”
Don Carlson, Director – Education, Microsoft Asia Pacific, added, “The need for 21st century skills in the modern workplace drives the demand for a highly equipped teaching force with ability to personalize education to students – while using mobile and cloud platforms to provide access to resources wherever and whenever. Partnerships like this one and their best practice solutions are critical to meeting these needs and enabling the education technologies.”
The deployment of LP+365 is shortly starting at Wesley College in Sri Lanka, where the college is planning 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 as both a Free classroom App and a Paid school App in the Microsoft Office Store.
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 a 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.
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