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Learning platform case studies

The following selection of case studies represent schools from both the primary and secondary sectors. Each case study illustrates a different set of issues associated with the deployment of learning platforms.

Ardleigh Green Junior School

Ardleigh Green was recognised as a school that pioneered the use of ICT across the curriculum. The introduction of London Grid for Learning (LGfL) helped to integrate ICT into daily teaching simpler and faster. Benefits included adding a refreshing dimension to lessons, enabling pupils to share work between home and school, increasing parents’ involvement and ICT training and development for staff.

Coopers Technology College

Coopers Technology College successfully deployed a learning platform in January 2005. With centralised communication and consistent filing of learning resources, the learning platform created efficiency in sharing and collaborating between students and college staff.

Crocketts Lane Primary School

Crocketts Lane Primary School saw its learning platform as a better way to build and share resources but also as a key technology for enabling home-school links. Their solution uses a combination of products to deliver resources and a fully customisable desktop to all users in each school.

Eastbury Comprehensive School

Eastbury High introduced a learning platform to unite a range of learning systems into one coherent structure.

Gossey Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School

Gossey Lane joined a pilot scheme of the Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) Plus system to improve the delivery of design technology. The pilot brought many benefits to the school staff including improved planning and communication.

Kenilworth School and Sports College

Kenilworth School and Sports College joined the We-Learn initiative to create a structure in which planning and resources were shared. Their key priority was to provide teachers with access to ICT and make an impact on joint planning, quality curriculum materials and more interactive learning.

Shireland Language College

Shireland Language College implemented a fully customisable online system with immense success, benefiting pupils, all categories of staff, parents and governors. The learning platform integrated data and resources relevant to every service involved in learning and the management of the school.

Stratford-upon-Avon High School

Stratford-upon-Avon High School incorporated the We-Learn system to create an environment where staff could place materials themselves using simple tools, or with support from a full-time virtual learning assistant. The web based system ensured that pupils, parents and staff could access resources and information from any internet connected computer.

Warren Junior School

For Warren Junior School, curriculum coordination among teachers was a significant problem. The school turned to a solution that gave management control to ensure that staff members were taking a consistent approach. All staff and pupils could also access curriculum content conveniently.

Whitehouse Common Primary School

Whitehouse Common Primary School urgently needed a solution to their communication problems which resulted from merging schools. The web-based Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) Plus system met their requirements well. Staff, parents and governors could access information from anywhere at anytime.

Published: 26 July 2006
Last modified: 04 February 2008

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