It’s not X Factor nor is it Strictly Come Dancing but judging our Create your Character competition is a great honour to undertake. Children from up and down the country have spent many hours inside and outside of school creating their own inspirational characters. Imaginations have run wild and the best characters will be included as avatars in our Learnanywhere learning platform. It’s great to see kids using Learnanywhere but it’s even better getting pupils to contribute back to the product itself. Good luck to one and all who have entered the competition and may the best characters win!
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.
Last week, one of our customers popped into the office.
Cath Lassey is the headteacher at Dacre Braithwaite Church of England Primary School. As a user of our primary learning platform, Learnanywhere, she came in looking for our input and opinions on how the system was being used in her school.
As Cath lives quite close to our offices, she often pops in to see us for advice, rather than talk on the phone. It’s something I’m really keen on. Despite the fantastic technology we now use in every day life, meeting face to face is still vital for building strong relationships with our customers.
During the visit, Cath spent time with one of our technicians, Matt Naylor, and discussed Learnanywhere in depth. Now she’s returned to school, Catherine will be hopefully be able to pass on the extra knowledge she picked up from Matt.
The meeting was useful for me too. It’s always good to get feedback on how our products are working in the real world and Cath had plenty to say about the service. In particular, I was pleased to hear some of the praise she had for the efforts of our training and support staff.
It’s always nice to have visitors. But, now the half term break is over, I’m looking forward to getting back out into schools, meeting more teachers, and discussing how we can help make a difference in education.