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Learning platform improves teacher collaboration
Webanywhere, the e-learning and website company have released an update for their learning platform Learnanywhere. Cirrus, the community hub, facilitates teacher collaboration by allowing professionals to share resources online.
The Learnanywhere learning platform was set up to provide a strong foundation for teaching, learning and communication in the school community. Teachers created lessons and resources, pupils worked independently and parents stayed up to date with the latest news and information, all via the software’s easy to use, intuitive interface. While Learnanywhere proved a success, best practice and innovative ideas were limited to individual schools with no option to support the rest of the teaching community.
Realising many teachers rely on the support and advice of colleagues to develop, Webanywhere created the Cirrus community hub. With the sharing facility teachers can now choose to share resources and plans from Learnanywhere with their own school, local federations, clusters or the whole teaching community.
Ashley Ryalls, lead developer of the Cirrus project said: “The Cirrus feature of Learnanywhere is a practical way for teachers to collaborate and improve their practice. It’s a big step forward for our team as we’re constantly looking for new ways to help teachers in and out of class.
Despite the project still being in its early stages, Cirrus is already a success. Learnanywhere users have already compiled several hundred documents to aid and assist fellow professionals including lesson plans and original resources.
““We’ve seen a huge rise in the use of social media in education recently.” explained Sean Gilligan, Managing Director. ”Collaboration is becoming more important than ever to teachers and we think Cirrus can help meet our customers needs for the latest resources and ideas”.
Teachers wanting to experience Cirrus for themselves are now being encouraged to take part in a Learnanywhere trial. Interested professionals can sign up free using the link below