Microsoft in APAC cloud-learning education pact with Learning Possibilities
By Digital News Asia April 20, 2016
- Schools can use LP+365 with Office 365 to boost teaching and learning experience
- LP+365 app provides personalised dashboard, collaboration and assignment tools
MICROSOFT Corp and UK-headquartered cloud-based learning platform provider Learning Possibilities have announced an alliance to roll out the Learning Management System on Office 365, LP+365, in Asia Pacific.
This would allow for more immersive and inclusive learning experiences, Microsoft said in a statement.
“Our global partnership with Microsoft will mean that schools in Asia Pacific will be able to use LP+365 with Office 365 to enhance the teaching and learning experience,” Learning Possibilities chief executive officer Dr Mehool Sanghrajka.
The Asia Pacific rollout follows the signing of a global agreement between Learning Possibilities and Microsoft last December. The regional deployment, support and training will commence in Bangladesh, Brunei, the Philippines, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka through Microsoft partner Tech One Global.
The LP+365 app by Learning Possibilities provides an intuitive user interface, personalised dashboard and various collaboration and assignment tools, the US tech giant said, and leverages the Office 365 cloud solution to aid classroom collaborations and assessments.
Teachers can add announcements, load resources and set assignments at a click of a button, while students can see their daily calendar, assigned homework, previous submissions, their particular class/ subject sites and curriculum material.
This includes instant access to Office365 apps like Word, Class Notebook, PowerPoint and others.
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“The need for 21st century skills in the modern workplace drives the demand for a highly equipped teaching force with ability to personalise education to students,” said Microsoft Asia Pacific education director Don Carlson.
“Partnerships like this one and their best practice solutions are critical to meeting these needs and enabling the education technologies,” he added.
LP+365 is available as both a free classroom app and a paid school app in the Microsoft Office Store.
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