The tech revolution in education
The elearning market has grown exponentially over the years as the education sector embraces new, less-traditional, digital ways to engage students and provide the best possible learning experience. It is forecast that the market could surpass £191 billion worldwide by 2022.
However, its critical to ensure campuses and faculty are equipped with software that is right for them and fulfil the following needs:
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Who is using elearning?
Whereas schools and universities have embraced technology in the classroom and continue to expand and invest in new solutions and learning tools, they’re not the only businesses taking teaching digital.
Companies in all sectors such as sales, construction, catering and marketing are investing in technology as an alternative to face-to-face training for staff. Training can include onboarding, health and safety, changes in company software, processors and even the law (such as GDPR).
Benefits of combining traditional education with advanced technology
ELearning tools in the classroom provides more variety in the lesson structure which increases productivity and engagement in students.
Record and replay lessons at home which avoids missed information and reduces the need to follow up with the teacher after class.
Adaptable applications and UI’s allow students to customise how and when they learn, catering for multiple learning styles.
Utilising online resources and elearning software is paperless, which is both beneficial to the environment and more cost-effective.
As students have 24 hour access to learning resources, teachers have more time to either help one-on-one or take on more students.
Companies can reduce training costs and simplify training processes by swapping out one-on-one in-person training for online alternatives.
Thanks to online-only universities and the increase of popularity of remote working, elearning was already increasing as a method of training staff and completing courses. Due to the ongoing pandemic, educators and organisations alike were forced to implement universal elearning software, processes and content to ensure the wheels kept turning, even when students could not physically be in a classroom.
This has been a pivotal time for elearning and it’s clear that the new normal post-pandemic will see a lot more individuals and companies choosing to work and learn remotely, part-time and full-time.
Therefore, there has never been a better time to introduce your customers to state-of-the-art training software and elearning solutions.
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Education institutions can improve their productivity and lower the costs of managing the paper produced by students and staff with ABBYY’s recognition technologies and products.
ABBYY FineReader PDF
ABBYY FineReader PDF is an intelligent OCR solution for streamlining document conversion among workgroups in academic environments. Combining unmatched accuracy with ease of use and the ability to automate document conversion, FineReader speeds up document processing.
Corel's design and multimedia products are perfect for any student in these sectors and offer a more cost-effective tools than other brands without compromising on features and outcome. Their office utilities support administrators and faculty to maintain an open and secure communication with students.
CorelDraw Graphics Suite
Find all the professional vector illustration, layout, photo editing and typography tools needed to create and complete important design projects, from virtually any device.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 has a range of great updates and new features:
WinZip offers a complete file management, so users can find, open, move and share files from their computer, network or cloud. Easily encrypt files to secure information and data, create read-only PDFs and add watermarks. Share large files by email, cloud-services, social media or instant messaging with WinZip.
Want to try before you buy? Start a free trial of Corel’s products today and use their insightful video tutorials to master the applications and get the most from this opportunity.
iSpring elearning software and authoring tools enhance PowerPoint with narration editor, quiz tool, set of interactive elearning template and more. It helps its users express themselves better and achieve their academic goals using these rich media tools.
iSpring Suite is one of the most powerful elearning toolkits for PowerPoint, allowing teachers to develop quality courses, video lectures and assessments that will work on any desktop, laptop and mobile platform. Developing elearning content has never been so fast and easy!
Teach with the accessibility tools in Windows 10, Office 365, and apps including Teams, Immersive Reader, Math Tools, Word, Translator, and OneNote.
Creating an online classroom is an important step in moving to a remote learning environment. Microsoft Teams for Education provides an online classroom so students and teachers can find new ways to continue to focus on learning — free for schools and universities.
Deliver individualised instruction at scale with easy access to free Office 365 Education and Learning Tools that give students of all abilities independence and the opportunity to learn without stigma.
Keep all planning activity in one place with Mindjet’s MindManager. Flexible mind maps promote freeform thinking and quick organisation of ideas, so creativity and productivity can live in harmony. Start with a central topic and branch off into limitless other topics. It provides a graphical way to capture information, plan essays and lessons and improve revising.
MindManager 2020 allows students and teachers to access the content they need, when they need it with new mobile viewers, capture tools and enhanced storage integration. Streamline communications and empower teamwork in the classroom with real-time co-editing and content control for teachers. View and share the data with all-new Excel integration. Perfect for schools using Office 365.
Students today have unlimited access to the wealth of information that the internet provides. While the internet provides students with incredible opportunity, it also comes with immense danger. Children face radicalisation, exposure to harmful and inappropriate content and cyberbullying online. The consequences are immense.
Monitoring student activity online, in addition to filtering, introduces an additional level of student safeguarding by providing you with the opportunity to be proactive when a student is at risk.
nFilter™ provides real-time analysis, filtering and blocking of online content to protect students. The Netsweeper platform has been developed to meet both CIPA and OFSTED requirements and the Prevent duty legislation.
nMonitor™ is a powerful content monitoring and reporting platform that helps schools meet safeguarding initiatives and protect at-risk students by identifying harmful actions in real time, allowing you to take proactive steps for early intervention, safety and the promotion of mental health wellness.
Prezi is the cloud-based presentation software that connects powerfully with an audience. Unlike slides, Prezi's zoomable canvas shows relationships between the big picture and fine details, putting ideas into context and engaging viewers in a unique and visually exciting way.
Both teachers and students have become numb to conventional classroom presentations, where they’re confronted with slide after slide containing too much information in quick, disjointed succession.
Prezi's zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable and fun.
Whether a teacher, student, school, college or university, you have access to the best tools the professionals use.
QuarkXPress is page layout and graphic design software that lets anyone create and publish rich, compelling materials for print, web, e-readers, tablets, and other digital media using one easy tool.
QuarkXPress is designed to work closely with other applications, including common graphics and video programmes as well as Word, Excel and the major components of Adobe Creative Suite.
Teachers worried about how understandable their lessons are? Students stressing about the fact their presentations don't look professional enough. SmartDraw is the easiest way to create charts and diagrams. This visual processor creates 70+ visual templates for all types of business roles including flowcharts, org charts, floor plans and more in minutes.
SmartDraw is a visual processor used to create flowcharts, organisation charts, mind maps, project charts, and other visuals. SmartDraw integrates with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project; it can export diagrams to common image formats and PDF format.
SolarWinds offer value-driven products and tools that solve a broad range of IT management challenges in all sectors, including education. Challenges could involve networks, servers, applications, storage or virtualisation.
Web Help Desk
An easy-to-use and affordable IT help desk software for K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. Web Help Desk enables users to:
TechSmith’s products are hugely popular in schools and for elearning, helping to improve communication and understanding, providing more spare time for educators to have one-on-one time with students, delve deeper into the curriculum or better prepare for upcoming lessons.
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