Frog, virtual learning platform for over 10,000 schools in Malaysia, wins ICT Provider of the Year

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Frog, virtual learning platform for over 10,000 schools in Malaysia, wins ICT Provider of the Year


KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Feb 2013 — FrogTrade Ltd, developer for the Frog Virtual Learning Platform which is currently being implemented in over 10,000 schools in Malaysia, recently won the title of “ICT Provider of the Year” at the prestigious BETT Awards 2013 held in London.

This accolade follows on the heels of the 1BestariNet project launch in Malaysia, which saw the nation become the first in the world to equip all its schools with an integrated learning solution comprising of the cloud-based Frog Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE) and 4G Internet connectivity.

Organised by i2i Events Group and the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the Bett Awards are  considered to  be the  most prestigious in  the  education  sector, and are committed to celebrating a  distinctive  and  diverse  digital education resources market that meets the needs of the education system.

Every year, only the most deserving winners make it through several rounds of rigorous judging as  a panel of 50 judges drawn from a bank of experienced teachers with outstanding ICT knowledge and understanding, education consultants and advisers, and high profile ICT journalists, search for and shortlist organisations and products that show a clear understanding of the sector and its needs, with a focus on what actually works in the classroom and school.

Caroline  Wright, director of BESA and chair of  judging, said, “Despite  schools  now realising that they do  have  strong  available  budgets, teachers are  becoming  more shrewd in assessing the  aptness  of products  for their specific needs. Products therefore need to  be  of the highest standard to  ensure  that, aside from the  initial purchase  price, the total cost of ownership is low. This is what the  judges  have  identified;  products that offer the highest quality and are fit for purpose.  These  Bett Award finalists  are  certainly companies that schools can safely consider to be amongst the best available.”

Winning the award comes as another high point for Frog, a company that has enjoyed a user-base expansion from 1 million users in 700 schools to 12 million users in over 10,000 schools worldwide, 10 million of which are users in Malaysia, where the landmark 1BestariNet project is being carried out.

Under the 1BestariNet project, YTL Communications and FrogAsia, both part of the YTL Group, are working closely with FrogTrade to deliver a holistic learning experience to all primary and secondary schools in Malaysia through the award-winning Frog VLE.  YTL Communications is in the process of delivering the high-speed 4G internet infrastructure and connectivity to schools, while FrogAsia is delivering training, mentoring and support in the usage of Frog to schools.

Frog has also recently acquired I Am Learning, which specialises in games-based revision and assessment. The acquisition, which puts the I Am Learning assessment software at the heart of Frog’s learning platform, shows Frog’s long term commitment to education and signals its move towards assessment in teaching and learning.

On winning the award, Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Frog, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have won the BETT Award for ICT Company of the Year! We are always developing new innovative solutions, but no matter how big the company gets, we will always stay close to our customers.”

He continued, “We have had a brilliant year at Frog, and it’s great to be recognised with such a prestigious award. But the work doesn’t stop here. We have so many exciting things coming up, like the launch of our new learning platform for tablets and the work with I Am Learning. It’s going to be another great year – watch this space!”

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Notes for Editors:

About the Frog Virtual Learning Platform (VLE)
Developed in the UK with a 13-year track record, the Frog Virtual Learning Platform (VLE) has been successfully implemented in more than 700 schools worldwide and in the midst of implementation in over 10,000 schools in Malaysia. The Frog VLE is an award-winning and easy-to-use virtual learning platform, designed with the user in mind. Reducing paper, simplifying administrative tasks, keeping track of students’ work, catering to different learning styles, and making lessons more interactive – these are just some of the things made possible through the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and high-speed 4G connectivity. Now all schools, rural and urban, can access the best of learning resources beyond the classroom. In Malaysia, the integrated learning solution will be fully implemented by year-end under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE) initiative 1BestariNet. Frog also recently won the 2012 Education Investor Award for “Virtual Learning Provider of the Year”. For more information, please visit www.frogasia.com.

1BestariNet
Through the 1BestariNet project, FrogAsia is bringing the future of education to every student, teacher and parent in Malaysia. Combining high-speed 4G internet access, a world class learning platform and access to ‘best-in-class’ resources and technology, Malaysia is the first country in the world to bring its entire education community together on a single converged network designed specifically to meet the needs of teaching and learning. For the first time in Malaysia, every child will have access to world-standard learning tools. An excellent education should be the right of every child. Now it can be. For more information, please visit www.1bestarinet.net.

About Bett
Celebrating its  29th anniversary  in 2013, Bett has  evolved into the   world’s  leading event for learning technology, with a broader remit  than ever before. Covering the  breadth of lifelong learning, Bett brings  together more than 30,000  industry  leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures  to share  ideas  inspiration on how to support learning together through technology. Bett 2013  ran over four days  from Wednesday 30  to Saturday 2  February  at  ExCeL London.  For more information, please visit www.bettshow.com.

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