We’ve had another feather added to our cap this year. In April, itslearning was named the best Learning Management System for 2019 by EdTech Digest. The Digest, as many of you are aware, is one of the leading EdTech publications in the US and focuses on transforming education by sharing information on workable technology solutions to create a new and better future for students.
The EdTech Digest awards program, which began nearly 10 years ago, highlights and celebrates the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology, and we beat some of our toughest competitors to win the Best LMS prize. You can see the full list of finalists here.
The time-saving tools in itslearning give educators more time for teaching and students more opportunities for learning. We have also minimized the paperwork and administrative routines with a robust reporting feature, and our cloud integrations (Google and Microsoft) allow teachers and learners to do their work within the platform with one secure login. Additionally, the itslearning platform personalizes instruction and provides various ways for self-guided learning to encourage student autonomy and self-development.
This win is a testament to our mission to provide teachers with the right tools so that they can do what they do best – teach and focus on improving students’ learning outcomes. This win is also, like every other win for itslearning, a team effort, and one that we can be immensely proud of. You can read more about it on this page.
Putting teachers first is also why we embarked on the biggest upgrade to Fronter yet since we acquired the platform in 2015. I touched on it in my previous post, well, now that it has been launched, I can tell you a little more.
Fronter 19 as we are calling it was launched at the Norwegian User Conference on April 4. As with any upgrade, there will be people who immediately love the new features and others who might need some convincing. Since the launch, we have held a series of webinars and roundtables to acquaint users with Fronter 19, and I can confidently say that the new Fronter platform has been well received by all our biggest Fronter customers. They like the streamlined look, but what they appreciated most was getting a much more modern LMS with more functionalities of the same high quality that the itslearning platform is known for. Teachers using Fronter have routinely asked us for improved pedagogical tools which are also easy to use, and I believe we have delivered that with this upgrade.
You will notice a lot of similarities with itslearning. We don’t deny this, because to create a system with much better security for our users, Fronter 19 is built on the same cloud-based platform as itslearning. BUT – this is a completely redesigned Fronter, the best possible platform combining key features from Fronter and itslearning.
Fronter 19 is mobile, with heightened security features and stronger GDPR compliance. We’ve always said that security is one of the pillars of itslearning. We work hard to protect our users with constant upgrades and security features, and Fronter 19 will give our Fronter customers the same level of security as our itslearning platform does. It comes with a built-in Library and course content that can elevate learning and shaves planning time for teachers. You can discover more about Fronter 19 for yourselves here.
Less complicated, faster loading time, cloud integrations, customizable, free content, more intuitive, fully mobile and so much more – what’s not to love?
On a final note – we have recently welcomed Nord Anglia Education to the itslearning family. First contact was made last year and after a few rounds of tough negotiations we’ve managed to convince them that we are the best LMS to take their confident, creative global students forward. Nord Anglia has under its banner 75 premium international schools, in 28 countries around the world offering education to 78,000 students. We will begin implementing itslearning in their schools from Q3.