Thursday 27 June 2013

Frog '13: Celebrating Outstanding Education

On June 18, Frogtrade held its annual conference, Frog '13, at the ICC in Birminghim, themed "Celebrating Outstanding Education".

The conference, which was open to senior leaders, school teachers and ICT co-ordinators from schools across the UK using Frog, provided attendees with fresh insights into how technology is revolutionising teaching and learning and how Frog products are constantly being enhanced to keep up with the latest trends.

Frog '13 saw the exciting launch of the new cloud-based FrogOS, which is a giant leap forward for UK schools, many of which have been and are still operating on server-based Frog platforms. Similar to the Frog VLE that is enjoyed by Malaysian schools, FrogOS was built with mobility in mind using the latest web technology, and works across all mobile and tablet devices. The sleek-looking FrogOS drew oohs and ahhs from the crowd of educators as Frog Managing Director Gareth Davies demonstrated the new features during his opening address.

Watch Frog Managing Director Gareth Davies showcase the new features in FrogOS.

The conference also brought together visionary leaders from across the education sector, including Lord Sutherland of Houndwood (Chairman of Frogtrade and YTL Education), Mark Chambers (CEO of Naace, the UK's association for the use of ICT in education), and FrogAsia's very own Elizabeth Lopez (Head of Transformation Management), to discuss the future of learning and technology.

Watch  FrogAsia's Head of Transformation Elizabeth Lopez talk about the ground-breaking milestones that FrogAsia has achieved in Malaysian schools.

 Elizabeth Lopez explaining the scope of the 1BestariNet project to the crowd of over 900 attendees.

In addition, attendees had the opportunity to get up close with the latest education technology through demo stations located throughout the conference venue, while participating in interactive workshops and panel discussions held throughout the day, including workshops run by Frog partners such as Encyclopaedia Britannica, Microsoft, I Am Learning, and more. The workshops and panel discussions addressed topics ranging from how to use smart devices as a teaching resource to working with parents to raise attainment.

Demo booths were located throughout the conference venue for participants to get a hands-on experience with the latest technology.

Participants took home colourful Frog bags filled with lots of Frog goodies!

Frogtrade is the sister company of FrogAsia and the developer of the software for the Frog VLE. With over 12 million users worldwide, the Frog family of companies are global leaders in building learning solutions using intuitive technology. 

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