Gove shout outs for British learning technology companies
Published by Champollion for Frogtrade Ltd in Education
- Education secretary gives keynote speech at BETT 2014
- Praises Frog, TSL Education and Little Bridge as British businesses at the ‘cutting edge’ of educational technology
In his keynote speech to Bett, the world’s largest education technology event, Education Secretary Michael Gove praised world-leading British businesses as representing the cutting edge of educational technology.
He singled out UK education solutions provider Frog, “which is transforming how technology is used in schools in 14 different countries”; TSL Education, which hosts TES Connect, the “the largest single-profession social network in the world”; and Little Bridge, an “innovative tech SME that has developed an online resource for young, digital learners of English with users in over 40 countries”.
Frog, he said, had developed “the world’s first project to connect an entire nation through a single, cloud-based learning platform, in Malaysia. All 10,000 state schools and 10 million users are being provided with 4G connectivity to Frog’s virtual learning platform - so no matter where students live in the country, they all have access to the same, high-quality resources and content.”
The Education Secretary highlighted the progress of the businesses to demonstrate how new products and technologies had transformed our industries and workplaces within our lifetimes. He argued that his required an “open, creative and adaptive” education system – one “which is open to innovation, which can use technology creatively to advance learning and which is structured flexibly to adapt to change.”