Malaysian project earns Halifax technology company final berth
West Yorkshire business Frog, the UK’s leading learning platform provider, has been named as a finalist in the World-Good category of Computerworld magazine’s 2013 Honors programme in the US for its work on a multi-million pound project to transform teaching and learning throughout Malaysia.
The prestigious Honors programme, now in its 25th year, recognises organisations using information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and business and change the world for the better.
The World-Good category recognises organisations for the design and development of technologies that have played a major role in supporting social good in the face of world-changing events.
In an especially competitive year for the awards, Frog’s case study detailing its work to help establish Malaysia as a model of excellence in integrated, internet-enabled learning was selected from more than 700 nominations to become one of 269 ‘Laureates’ from 29 countries.
Halifax-based Frog’s contract was part of the Malaysian government’s 1BestariNet project to provide every one of the country’s 10,000 state schools and 10 million users with 4G connectivity to Frog’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – an internet operating system that gives students and teachers virtual access to education resources such as lesson plans, tests and worksheets.
Gareth Davies, managing director of Frog, said: “We are delighted that Computerworld has recognised our work in Malaysia in this way. Frog is making a huge difference to every school, family, parent and child in Malaysia, and is proud to have such a positive impact on so many lives. It is our vision to expand the Malaysian model on a global scale.”