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Minister launches all Wales learning platform on LP+4
Welsh Education Minister, Leighton Andrews, today launched a new world-class digital learning platform for all learners aged 3-19 in Wales.
Learning Possibilities and the LP+4 platform were selected for the project following a competitive tendering process in the summer. LP+4 was launched in November 2011 as the latest in the long line of learning platforms built on Microsoft SharePoint and hosted in the LP+ Cloud. It is believed to be the largest platform of its kind globally.
Stephen Heppell, Learning Possibilities’
At the launch at a pilot school in Cardiff, where the Minister observed a lesson using Hwb, Mr Andrews said "Hwb is an exciting opportunity for schools to transform the way they teach and engage with pupils."
Hwb+ is fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365 and offers learners a range of social media tools in a secure setting including avatars, themes, blogs, wikis and surveys.
Mr Andrews continued, "I am confident that Hwb will make a real and significant difference to education outcomes for all learners aged 3-19 and become a truly world-class learning platform for Wales.quot;
Hwb+ will be rolled out to all schools in Wales over the next 18 months.