Judges commented that, “Frog has been designed as a real teaching and learning tool as well as a sophisticated management system – it uses technology as it should be used. Teachers can easily create lessons and resources without relying on anyone technical. It is a one-stop-shop, that’s fun to use. Frog gives teachers meaningful, sensible information that helps them teach better, learn better and run their school better.
“As class sizes get bigger, personalisation is crucial to learning, but here are many barriers to achieving this for every single student. The main one is having the relevant knowledge and data on each student. By partnering with key education providers, such as Microsoft, Google, I Am Learning (a game-based revision and assessment system) and The Khan Academy, Frog now has the data and resources to make all of this happen. It also managed to achieve major growth in a tough sector of a tough market.”
Frog now has over 12 million users worldwide. In June 2012, Frog UK announced the development of its new learning platform designed specifically for tablet devices. This new technology is already being successfully used by thousands of schools abroad and in 20 schools in England. The official launch will be at the BETT show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) in January 2013.
On winning the award, Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Frog, said, “We are absolutely delighted to win the Education Investor Award for Virtual Learning System Provider of the Year!” He continued, “But the work doesn’t stop here. We have so many exciting things coming up, like the launch of our new learning platform and the work with i-education. It’s going to be another great year – watch this space!”