Monthly Archives: January 2013

Webanywhere at Learning Technologies and BETT 2013

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Webanywhere are taking up residence in London this week as we show off the latest in education and workplace learning technology at BETT 2013 and The Learning Technologies Exhibition.

My colleagues in Workplace Learning and I kicked off proceedings this morning at Learning Technologies, with a rush of visitors to our stand (122 – come and visit us tomorrow if you get the chance, it’s well worth a visit!). As well as getting a chance to talk face-to-face with workplace learning professionals, and promoting new offerings (such as the Compliance Module for Moodle, and a groundbreaking social video platform for training) we are also hosting our partner The British Safety Council on the stand, as they promote their great range of health and safety e-learning courses.

A big highlight at the show tomorrow is the joint Webanywhere-Google seminar – Stretch your organisation further with Google Apps for Enterprise – not to be missed.

Tomorrow also sees the first day of BETT 2013, the world’s largest technology in education show. The Webanywhere presence at the show will be our largest to date – here’s just some of the reasons to drop by our stand:

    • Free Mathsanywhere account for primary schools who visit the Webanywhere stand
    • 5% discount for BETT visitors on the Webanywhere product range. Simply visit the stand and get the promo code(s)
    • Launch of the new look Learner Journey e-portfolio and safe social network for schools, with enhanced functionality, improved user interface and a range of new themes
    • Demonstrating the great new Learnanywhere mobile app, which allows the primary specific VLE to be accessed on the go
    • A joint promotion with Planet Sherston (stand F310) – take a product demo at both stands and claim a sticker. Attach both stickers to flyer to get a promo code for a fantastic special offer

…as well as the chance to talk to our e-learning consultants, who I can proudly say are the best in the business.

I’ll have updates throughout the week; be sure to follow @WebanywhereWork and @webanywhere_ltd for the latest Twitter updates, or check out the show hashtags #bettshow and #LT13UK

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Edtech News site for Schools

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Newsanywhere is your one stop shop for information and reviews on the latest tablets or finding out what all the fuss about the flipped classroom and more. You can visit Newsanywhere at www.newsanywhere.co.uk to subscribe to the latest news, reviews and links to free educational resources. For those of you who want to sit back in your arm chair you can also watch short videos on the latest trends in education technology. Finally, if you have a story you want to share contact the Newsanywhere editorial team and we will be happy to write an article sharing your real life experiences.

Newsanywhere Helen

 

A Yorkshire Business Family – Blood and Business

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My brother Ciaran

I established Webanywhere back in 2003 and soon afterwards employed first my brother Ciaran and later on my sister Sinead and younger brother Conor. Whilst being in business with siblings can be interesting the talents and loyalty they have brought has given the business a real spine over the years.

Siblings often grow up teasing one another, competing for attention, and fighting over toys or TV time. They can simultaneously be the best of friends and the worst of enemies. And when they run companies together as adults, those longtime conflicts can easily re-emerge, threatening both the business and an otherwise close personal relationship.

Ciaran and SeanOf course there are sometimes tensions and disagreements like in any family run organisation but these are vastly outweighed by the multitude of benefits a family business can bring.

Shared blood, shared passions might just be the perfect combination.

 

Our Values and Our Purpose Guide Us

Learnanywhere - Simple and Powerful

Running a high growth tech company comes with it’s benefits and it’s challenges. Whenever we have difficult decisions to make in our business we try and look at the issues from a customer point of view and then use our company values to guide us all the way.

Our purpose is to create jobs in the communities in which we operate and this is how I measure success. Our values are to be flexible, have fun, to contribute, to go the extra mile and to learn all the time.

Webanywhere believes in worthwhile work, people are allowed to work the way they want to (within certain guidelines) and we keep celebrating our successes as a winning team.

We hope you as a customer share some of our values and we look forward to working with you in the future. Our goals are stretching and ambitious – we love our customers and we want to grow our business – let’s keep creating lots of jobs together.

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It’s Showtime – BETT Show 2013 & Learning Technologies 2013

A very Happy New Year to you all!

We’ve had a fast start to 2013, with more new starters and some exciting developments
approaching fruition – more on that another time…

January sees Webanywhere at the two big ICT exhibitions this month. We’ll be at both BETT and Learning Technologies, at Excel London Jan 30th- Feb 2nd, and Olympia 2 London 29th-30th Jan respectively, with a bigger and better presence than ever.

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I’ll be at both shows, and am relishing the chance to chat to customers and non-customers alike. Our stands will be manned by our fantastic team of e-learning specialists and developers, so if you would like to ask us a question or see our products in action, make sure you stop by stand F280 at BETT or stand 122 at Learning Technologies. To book a meeting in advance, click here for BETT and here for Learning Technologies.

I recently had the pleasure of another trip down to Google UK headquarters. As a Google
Enterprise partner, and Google Apps for Education reseller we really value our relationship (and internally Webanywhere’s use of Google Apps for Business allows us to communicate and collaborate in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise).

Sean at Google

I am delighted to announce that Webanywhere and Google will be conducting a joint
seminar at Learning Technologies – Stretch your organisation further with Google Apps for Enterprise, examining amongst other things the integration of  this powerful suite of cloud based tools with Totara LMS and Moodle.

We hope you can make it to at least one of the shows, and that they provide you with new ideas and inspiration for the coming year.