Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Education Perfect: a Striking New Approach to Supporting Schools across the UAE?

Founded in New Zealand and developed by and with teachers over a 10-year period, Education Perfect (EP) is a complete digital teaching and learning toolkit for schools, helping teachers redefine teaching and learning experiences in line with the requirements of the 21st– century.The EP platform offers a world-class set of learning, revision, and assessment tools, enabling 21st-century practices for years 5 to 12 across all subject areas.

Data is at the heart of EP. Its rich user data report and insight capabilities enable the use of machine learning and AI, while also providing insights to teachers, parents, principals, administrators and students.
The EP difference is that teachers can streamline multifaceted aspects of their work through the platform in order to free up time to focus on personalised learning pathways, wellbeing and relationship building with their students.
Personalisation, inclusivity of every learner, actionable data and insights, and interoperability are the defining requirements of the digital teaching and learning platforms of the future. EP meets all of these requirements, sitting well ahead of its largely subject-specific competitors.


“From now on, for many people, the fear of adapting to a digital platform and using technology is gone”


EPConnect – The Event
EPConnect’s first in-person gathering in over 15 months was a wonderful meeting of minds and a welcomed opportunity for re-connection.

In collaboration with Education UAE, and Evo Hannan from EDTalks Live as the keynote speaker, EPConnect was an opportunity to reflect on the highs and lows of the past year and discuss effective blended learning practices before the new academic year begins.With repeated school closures and ongoing disruptions, 2020 and 2021 have been described as the most challenging years in education. However, it was also a time that highlighted the extraordinary strength and resilience UAE teachers and students can have in the face of adversity.

Throughout 2020/2021, the majority of UAE students did not undertake normal schooling. Yet, the conversation that took place on Wednesday, 26 June, between teachers and school leaders reminded everyone of both the fantastic successes achieved and the perseverance that the whole community has demonstrated.

During the evening, the discussion revolved around how technology can enhance learning, incorporating the importance of using technology to consolidate, refocus, and allow greater flexibility in the delivery. Beyond technology, the conversation also explored how to prioritise building relationships and provide vital emotional support if blended learning was to continue into the New Year.


“Technology needs to enhance learning and allow us to use adaptive tools that cater for the individual”


Meeting the Demands of a Challenging Sector
As in all sectors, the challenge of the future demands an urgent rethink. As far as education is concerned, that rethink involves a revamp of what is taught, how it is taught, and the framework in which learning takes place. With this in mind, a number of schools attending the EP Connect event commented on technology, blended learned and online tools like EP. “The biggest challenge was teaching the students alongside the parents and getting the parents on board and involved. After this, however, blended learning has been really successful, especially for our Primary school students.”(Wellington International School)


It was also a time that highlighted the extraordinary strength and resilience UAE teachers and students can have in the face of adversity.


“Pre-Covid, we never had the time to explore the technology, but the pandemic has given us the time and push to use it in our lessons. And it has massively reduced my marking and allows me to give feedback straight away, which is a huge benefit for the students.”(Australian International School)

“I love online tools like EP for languages, as students can work at their own pace and it allows them to record their answers for speaking, which right now is really hard to practice because they all have their masks on, or they are not able to get close enough to speak with each other.”(English College Dubai)


Used by one million+ students, 50,000+ teachers, in 3,000+ schools across 50+ countries


“From now on, for many people, the fear of adapting to a digital platform and using technology is gone. People can adapt quickly and are now more open to embracing the different digital technologies schools throw at them.”(Rashid School for Boys)

“We do not just have technology for the sake of having it; technology needs to enhance learning and allow us to use adaptive tools that cater for the individual.”(Next Generation School)

Uniquely Positioned
With offices in Australia, NZ, Singapore, and Dubai, and already used by one million+ students, 50,000+ teachers, in 3,000+ schools across 50+ countries, EP is uniquely positioned to be the total digital teaching and learning toolkit for schools globally.

To learn more about how we help schools, teachers, students and parents, and/or to trial our platform free, please visit educationperfect.com.

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