I’ve just received a tweet from Alan Teece as follows:
School learning platforms a complete failure. In over 40 secondary school visits since easter, 90% make no use and the rest limited. Scandal
I have seen really good use of learning platforms by a very small number of staff in a few schools, other than these few I too have seen many schools wasting lots of cash with staff on expensive commercial systems (RM, Frog, Fronter, Its Learning etc.).
Most staff do not have the time to waste learning systems that are not as easy to use as they should be.
I should also mention that the demise of Becta may have contributed to the problem, they were beginning to provide some quality resources to help in the use of learning platforms when the rug was pulled.
Surely the free offer by Google is worth investigating by more schools?