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Capita IT and Networks and itslearning announce strategic UK and Ireland partnership

Capita and itslearning have been successfully working together for the last 7 years, delivering an LMS to schools in Northern Ireland under the C2K contract.

The new partnership enables us to continue to work collaboratively with Capita to help schools, local authorities, colleges and universities across the UK, by offering a next-generation learning platform to educational establishments. The itslearning platform combined with Capita’s expertise and resources will provide a single eco-system for collaboration, communication and learning. Read full press release here

About itslearning

The itslearning LMS allows educational institutions to personalise learning by putting curriculum resources, instructional strategies and objective-based course plans and assessments in one easy-to-access online location. It enables the creation of engaging courses and resources, makes collaboration and sharing materials easy, and automates routine tasks so educators can focus on their students and students can focus on their work.

About Capita

A leading IT Services organisation delivering cloud, end-to-end IT Solutions, and IT Managed Services, Capita IT and Networks is a leading specialist in the EdTech arena, having accumulated over 30 years’ experience within Primary, Post-Primary, Further and Higher Education sectors.

“Capita IT and Networks is delighted to announce this exciting partnership with itslearning. The combination of our expertise in the education centre and services we deliver will be complimented by itslearning innovative learning platform. We look forward to working with the itslearning team and to be able to offer such a creative service to education establishments throughout the UK and Ireland.”

Paul Roche, Education Sales Director,
Capita IT and Networks

HEAnet Framework

itslearning and Capita, itslearning’s new strategic partner in Ireland and UK, have been selected to become suppliers of the LMS/VLE Framework 2019 by HEAnet. Higher Education and K-12 institutions in Ireland can now choose to implement the itslearning VLE via the HEAnet framework agreement.

HEAnet: Infrastructure for Irish universities and schools HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network. Since its foundation in 1983, it has provided internet connectivity and associated ICT services to education and research organisations throughout Ireland. The network offers its services to more than sixty HEAnet Institutions and over 150,000 staff and students in Ireland’s higher education establishments as well as almost 4 000 primary and second level schools.

“The itslearning team have clearly demonstrated their commitment to excellent customer service and brought a new and refreshing approach to change management, bringing much improvement to the platform since Fronter was taken over by itslearning”.

Shane O’Neill,
C2k Curriculum Services Team

Building Alliances

In 2000, Capita signed a strategic partnership with C2K, The C2k project provides the infrastructure and services to support the enhanced use of ICT in schools in Northern Ireland. Capita became responsible for running a host of core services for Primary and Post Primary schools. Part of the service offering included in the agreement was a Learning Management System (LMS), Fronter. The Fronter platform was acquired by itslearning in 2016.

Since taking ownership of Fronter, itslearning has forged a close replacement with Capita and its customer, C2k. The fundamental ingredients have been transparency, trust, reliability and commitment. In collaboration, the LMS gained prominence in C2k, both through increased stability and performance under the steer of itslearning, and then consequentially as a key tool in the Shared Education project between Catholic and Protestant schools.

The relationship with Capita in the C2k contract has transformed into a strategic partnership from which further collaboration opportunities outside Northern Ireland have emerged.

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