Leading UK learning platform provider Frog, is delighted to announce that it has been selected by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) as the learning platform technology for all of the country’s 10,000 state schools under the country’s 1Bestarinet Project. The recent news positions Frog as one of the largest learning platform providers in the world.
The 1Bestarinet Project is being undertaken by the Malaysian Government to provide internet access, as well as a virtual learning environment, to all state schools in Malaysia. Following a tender last year, the project has been awarded to YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (YTL Communications) who will be providing internet connectivity to all the schools through its high speed wireless 4G mobile network.
The Frog learning platform will be delivered through FrogAsia Sdn Bhd (FrogAsia) a joint venture between Frog and the YTL Group of Malaysia. This project is set to radically transform the way teaching and learning is delivered in the country.
Frog will be used in all 10,000 state schools in both Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia, serving a total of 6 million users from YTL Communications’ purpose built data centre in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.
The Frog learning platform is an inclusive solution that will meet the needs of all schools, regardless of their abilities or geographical and socio-economic barriers. All schools, whether urban or rural, will have access to the same, high quality resources and content, giving equal delivery of education to all Malaysian children. The new learning platform solution will support collaboration between high and low performing schools, sharing best teaching methods and resources – helping all schools to raise standards in the way teaching is delivered to students.
Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Frog said: “We have won this opportunity because of the success we have created in the UK, both for ourselves and for the schools that we work with.
“We are delighted to be expanding abroad with an opportunity of this scale and have invested heavily into a local joint venture with YTL to ensure both this project is a success, and that it does not adversely affect our performance in the UK. In fact, we are very excited about the future road map that we are now able to provide for our schools in the UK due to this expansion. The next few years will be extremely exciting, both for Frog and our customers.”
Through FrogAsia, the company plans to continue to expand its operations in the Far East.
Frog is the market’s most advanced learning platform, offering schools the ability to engage with their learners and offer a truly bespoke environment that gives schools ownership and control.
Frog has been proven to add value, save time and money and raise standards, even in schools that already excel. Frog is much more than a learning platform; it is an educational tool to support schools in achieving their long term improvement plans.
• Finalist for ICT Company of the Year (over £3 million turnover) 2012 BETT Awards.
• Named 2011 fastest growing small business and third fastest overall business in Yorkshire by Ward Hadaway and The Yorkshire Post
• Ranked 32 in Deloitte’s UK Fast 50 Technology Awards 2011 and third in the north of England.
• Ranked 174 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
• Finalist for ‘Use of educational technology’ at the 2011 EducationInvestor awards.
• Named 2009 ‘Supplier of the year (£1 – £3million turnover)’ at Education Resource Awards.