In 1998, a group of students at Bergen University College asked themselves a simple question: Why were digital tools rarely being used to teach at their school? Being ambitious computer engineers, they decided to change that. For their master’s project, they built a learning management system. A single place where teachers could share educational resources and files, and students could complete and hand-in assignments. It was a hit. The next year, itslearning was born and Bergen University College became its first customer.
…To our reason for being
We don’t like to boast, but we do like to think big. Our vision is that effective use of technology can vastly improve the world of education. Since 1999, our mission has been to make the world’s best teaching and learning solutions for schools.
Platform prototype created
Started as a master’s thesis called “The Virtual Classroom" at Bergen University College.1998
“it:solutions” (original name) was founded and Bergen University College was our first customer.1999
Arne Bergby joined as CEO
Arne and colleagues developed our market position in Norway, in heavy competition with Fronter.2004
Teamed with partners/resellers
Expanded outside Norway by partnering with resellers.2004 - 2008
Opened US office
In order to provide more effective service to North American schools & universities, we added our US headquarters in Massachusetts.2009
Established subsidiaries outside our the initial core markets and acquired companies to further expand our market reach.2008 - 2012
Acquired Danish Skolesoft, makers of the platform Skoleintra.2013
Purchased Fronter platform from Pearson, making us the largest provider of learning management systems in Europe.2015
Partnership with Gooru
itslearning Partners with Gooru to Enhance LMS platform, Provide Teachers with Easy, One-Stop Access to Quality, Open Content Curated by Educators and Districts2016
Watch this space!
Thus far itslearning is the largest learning platform provider in Europe. We’re a curious bunch that likes to have fun, challenge each other, and always seek to improve ways for teachers to teach and learners to learn.2017 and beyond...
Established in 1999 in Bergen, Norway
One of Europe’s 50 fastest growing technology companies
Over 7 million people actively use our solutions
Average uptime = 99.997%