by K Keith Morton
Ended on May 30th 2018
Our systems are designed to help students engage at school. Understanding that schools
distribute courses and content our system builds on this by providing relevance so students
better understand the value of whatever their school is currently providing. Student
engagement at school is key to successfull outcomes.
We provide a method for students to store and manage their school work using a
customised student owned and managed ePortfolio (see video on benefits). We take this
process out of the hands of the school and give it to the student. This is a closed student
managed environment under supervision.
The aim is to provide a safe and secure environment while
encouraging responsibility, a sense of ownership and pride. Our
platform also provides a method for recording achievements and
goals. This helps when things may not be going as well as they
should reminding students that they really can achieve.
We also provide a way for students to support each other in the learning process in a
monitored environment using process that we have designed (reducing tutoring costs to
parents). This is NOT a social media platform. The discussion forums are monitored and are for education only.
After years of teaching in the Public and Private systems as well as providing technology
support including the hosting and support of Learning Management Systems for a number of
schools along with considerable commercial experience it has become clear that our
schools have become a mass delivery system with course material the content. Education
authorities then administer this delivery system by checking boxes. So education has
become far more about administration than it is about what students require.
Such a system has little or no time for engaging students in the learning process or
providing relevance (why am I learning this?), students can really struggle because of
this circumstance. As a result some students don’t make the right connections and fall
behind leading to embarrassment so don’t ask questions while others just withdraw
Personally I know of students who simply withdrew from the
process, they were no trouble to anyone so no-one paid
attention, they simply sit in class not participating. At its extreme
some students behave badly. Would you believe in some schools
there is no enforced formal process for students to record
what they do in lessons so this valuable resource is lost removing
the ability to reflect on performance and review for any task or test.
We believe schools have but one function and that is to prepare students for life beyond
school. As this is not really understood we see schools adminstering a content delivery
system on behalf of the relevant education authority to the detriment of students and the
skills and knowledge students need to succeed.
To make matters worse parents then engage a tutor for after hours support to make up for
what has not been successfuly learned at school. This, of course, cost money.
After 5 years on this project (even longer gathering experiences) we know quite a lot
about schools and what is required for students to get in front enabling us to put together a
platform that brings all these things together.
We have built our own data centre and hosting environment
in Australia to manage costs as well as securing information. It
doesn’t matter where you are in Australia as long as you have an
internet connection the plaform is available for your High Schools
1 Establish a high speed high quality business grade internet connection
2 Allow us to produce instructional material to support users
3 Help with initial running costs
4 Help determine your interest in supporting your child’s meaningful education
We are offering potentially more successfull
education outcomes by providing an environment for
students to manage the product of classes as well as
providing relevance to that work in a collaborative,
safe and supportive environment. If students
understand why they are learning what-ever they are
supposed to learn and able to ask questions and
receive answers in a collaborative and supportive environment then it’s our view they are far
more likely to engage at school. How important is that for you and your child?
With existing strategies and your support we plan to make the Platform available to you and
others by the last week of June 2018. This will give students time during school vacation
to become familiar with the platform so they can make the best use of it during the next term
Check out the rewards. You can make multiple purchases to reflect the number of High
School aged students in your home so get involved now save money and help your child