E-learning experts in global tech contest

I am Learning's directors Michael Wilkinson
I am Learning's directors Michael Wilkinson
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E-learning company i-Education has been named runner- up in a leading global technology competition.

The Doncaster-based company was second in the Secondary Digital Content category of the BETT awards, presented at what is claimed to be the world’s leading learning technology event.

I-Education produces ‘I am learning’ software, which is used by schools across the UK and around the world, and recently won a contract to supply ‘I am learning’ to all schools in Malaysia.

The company’s I am Learning: Success software was launched in Malaysia last year through online learning resources company Frog, which acquired a 51 per cent stake in I-Education in 2012.

I am Learning: Success comprises tens of thousands of curriculum linked questions on mathematics, technical English and localised Malay content which develops English as an additional language.

The materials are delivered through I-Education’s innovative games based system, which incorporates a comprehensive tracking and reporting system that highlights areas where a student is strong or needs to improve.

I-Education’s managing director, Michael Wilkinson, says the partnership with Frog, which is based in Halifax, has helped i-Education to reach customers more cost effectively.

“Strategic partnerships are vital whatever you’re doing, but in export, even more so.

“We’ve partnered with a company, Frog, that has local knowledge, an existing customer base and a vested interest in our success.

“It allows you to reach customers much more cost effectively – it’s a warm audience because they know your partner. It would be extremely difficult for us to do this on our own.”

I-Education’s success has come as the firm has been looking for an apprentice with some experience of computer programming to join its team.

Doncaster’s elected mayor, Ros Jones, said: “Doncaster Council has supported i-Education for a number of years through its Business Doncaster team.

“Jobs and growth are top priorities for me and I am delighted to see this successful local firm taking on an apprentice.”