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EducationInvestor Awards Finalists

LearnPad, has been announced as a finalist in the EducationInvestor Awards 2014, for the ‘Suppliers – Use of Educational Technology’ category.

The annual EducationInvestor Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievement and innovation found within the business of learning. Now used by more than 8,000 teachers across the UK and America, LearnPad impressed the panel of judges looking for organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the sector during the academic year 2013-14.

LearnPad offers a classroom tablet solution that enhances, supports and simplifies teaching and learning. Implementing LearnPad gives teachers an intuitive way to supervise and control student tablets, lessons and activities, easily enabling differentiated learning and access to digital content. LearnPad supports the shift in teaching from whole class to personalised learning, enabling the delivery of new and existing materials at the right pace and level for each child’s needs.

Following the highly competitive shortlist process, which saw 20 per cent more entries for 2014, the finalists will now be considered by an independent judging panel, who will select a winner. The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Thursday 13 November.

Nik Tuson, managing director, LearnPad said: “Being shortlisted in the EducationInvestor Awards for 2014 is a fantastic achievement for all the team at LearnPad. We recognise that ‘shoe-horning’ a tablet solution into schools doesn’t work: providing educators with a resource that from the very beginning has been designed with their requirements in mind means that they can take advantage of the teaching and learning benefits that tablets offer, but also be sure that they are making the wisest investments to support future development. As a finalist, we are proud that our innovation in the field of learning technology has been recognised. We look forward to the award ceremony and hopefully, collecting the winning trophy!”

For more information on the EducationInvestor Awards, please visit www.educationinvestor.co.uk/awards.

About EducationInvestor:
Over the last five years, EducationInvestor has established itself as the must-read magazine covering the fast growing education industry in Britain, globally and in the world of education technology. We launched our awards in 2010, as the best way of promoting excellence and recognising innovation in this increasingly important sector.

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Octavo wins ISTE 2014 Best of Show Award

LearnPad’s popularity in UK schools hasn’t gone unnoticed by the wider education community and the solution has gained significant international success over the past 12 months with schools implementations in the Middle East through to North America. LearnPad’s are now in use in thousands of schools worldwide, with over 10,000 teachers actively using the classroom management portal and 500,000 students having access to LearnPad devices.

To add to this international success, LearnPad’s 7.85″ Octavo, has been announced as a winner in Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2014 Best of Show Awards, which took place from June 28-30 in Atlanta Georgia, USA. The Octavo is the latest tablet in the LearnPad family of devices to be offered in the United States.

Throughout the first day of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference, Tech & Learning advisors visited all the stands at the show, reviewing each vendor’s products and rating them against specific criteria including their impact on learning.

Jared Stearns of Tech & Learning said, “The choice was extremely challenging for our judges. We asked them to look at quality and effectiveness, ease of use, suitability for use in a school environment and creative use of technology. Each product was rated on a five-point scale in the aforementioned areas, along with an overall rating of poor, fair, good, very good and excellent. Every product received an overall rating of good, very good or excellent.”

Ken Leonard, chairman and CEO of LearnPad Group said, “We know from our rapid business growth that our tablet solution is ideal for successful classroom use, but it was especially heartening to win such an award from the Tech & Learning team. As they review and see so many learning technologies everyday, we respect their opinion and vision of learning technology excellence.”

 

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