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We hope students will sign up in droves and make use of the inspiring content on offer, and we hope teachers make use of them, too. – Aine Venables, Education Manager, Hay Festival
Aine Venables, Education Manager at Hay Festival, said: “Opening up inspiring opportunities for young people is a core part of our mission here and around the world. Hay Festival Compass and Hay Levels continue that into the digital space, offering free access to some of the world’s greatest teachers and thinkers. We hope students will sign up in droves and make use of the inspiring content on offer, and we hope teachers make use of them, too. And, of course, while these resources have been designed with A-level students in mind, it’s not to say everyone can’t learn something from them.” Helen Williams, Head of English at Hereford Sixth Form College, said: “I have found the Hay Levels to be a fabulous way of engaging students in a topic and encouraging them to read around the subject. The talks on Shakespeare such as David Crystal on Performance Practice have been particularly useful.” Andy Clark, Head of Biology at Hereford Sixth Form College, said: “The biology videos are excellent, especially those presented by Steve Jones – his subject knowledge, and humour, enable him to deliver key concepts clearly in a short space of time. His ability to pitch the subject matter at the appropriate level, using language accessible to all A-level students is exceptional. They are perfect to use as a general introduction to a topic.” Highlights from the first three series of Hay Levels include: Amanda Vickery on Gender History; Peter Singer on Utilitarianism; Sarah Churchwell on Gatsby; Richard Dawkins on Irreducible Complexity; Stephen Fry on Exam Tips; and Angie Hobbs on Platonic Ethics. Hay Levels and Hay Compass are part of the wider Hay Festival Foundation’s education work, which includes free programming for schools, Beacons Project and Hay Academy. Hay Festival Winter Weekend takes place 22-25 November 2018 with tickets on sale now at hayfestival.org. Hay Festival 2019 takes place 23 May to 2 June 2019. Keep up to date with Hay Festival news by signing up to the newsletter online or follow: Twitter: @hayfestival / @hayfestival_esp Facebook: hayfestival / hayfestivalimaginaelmundo Instagram: @hayfestival www.hayfestival.org #HayFestival [post_title] => Free digital resources for students released by Hay Festival [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => free-digital-resources-for-students-released-by-hay-festival [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-25 09:29:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-25 08:29:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://edtechnology.co.uk/dashboard2/?post_type=articles&p=6210 [menu_order] => 2398 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9887 [post_author] => 14 [post_date] => 2014-06-11 14:51:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-06-11 12:51:00 [post_content] =>

What types of organisation do you support?

We support primaries, secondary schools and academies through to further and higher education institutions. We also work with local authorities such as Telford and Wrekin, Birmingham and Derbyshire in addition to independent education centres. We have a dedicated academies and free schools team that has developed strong and expanding partnerships with leading groups such as ARK Schools, Harris Federation and Oasis Community Learning.

Our clients include Westminster University, The University of Edinburgh, London Southbank University and Leeds Metropolitan University. Overall we work with more than 2,000 educational institutions globally.

Advanced recently acquired further education software provider, Compass Computer Consultants – what does this mean for schools, colleges and universities?

Compass will complement existing education software solutions for local authorities, schools, academies and higher and further education providers.

Clients will benefit from sustained investment in product development and access to Advanced’s managed services facilities which can help organisations reduce IT spend and improve operations by migrating infrastructure and systems to the cloud.

Compass’ most popular products include ProAchieve a success, retention and achievement analysis system used by more than 80% of UK colleges; ProSolution, a student management information system and ProMonitor, a popular student monitoring and support system used by more than 150 colleges.

Which of your products are currently generating the most interest?

Schools and academies are under constant pressure to demonstrate that they are achieving learner progress and as such, increasing numbers are implementing Progresso, our innovative management information system (MIS). Progresso enables head teachers, teachers, parents and support staff, to securely access student information including assessment and progression data and behaviour reports via an easy to use web-based interface.

The system provides instant access to intelligence by offering a highly visual picture of what is happening across the whole school, as well as across the entire cluster, group, or federation.

Can you provide an example of Progresso in action?

The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) is one of the UK’s first all-through academies. The formation of the academy in 2012 brought together several primary schools and a secondary school, across various sites.

To provide teachers, students and parents with easy access to centralised learning, assessment and attendance information, IPAC chose Progresso. The system provides visibility of each student’s progress and shows how the academy is supporting them.

Progresso is a fully managed cloud-based system and this means IPACA were able to avoid the costs and work involved in setting up their own server infrastructure – a major benefit.

Are you seeing many educational institutions adopting Software as a Service?

Very much so – and for good reasons. By partnering with a specialist like Advanced to provide Software as a Service (SaaS), an organisation will reduce the work and expense involved in maintaining its own infrastructure. This allows its IT personnel to concentrate on strategic development and supporting teaching staff and students. Many of our customers are under pressure to improve services while simultaneously cutting costs. By adopting a software as a service model, schools and colleges can achieve this balance and in a relatively short period of time.

What are your plans for the future?

To continue to provide cutting edge technologies that support learning and help education centres streamline administration and reduce costs. Technology is transforming education in so many ways, such as enabling teachers and pupils to collaborate online and we will continue to develop products that support this evolution.

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We hope students will sign up in droves and make use of the inspiring content on offer, and we hope teachers make use of them, too. – Aine Venables, Education Manager, Hay Festival
Aine Venables, Education Manager at Hay Festival, said: “Opening up inspiring opportunities for young people is a core part of our mission here and around the world. Hay Festival Compass and Hay Levels continue that into the digital space, offering free access to some of the world’s greatest teachers and thinkers. We hope students will sign up in droves and make use of the inspiring content on offer, and we hope teachers make use of them, too. And, of course, while these resources have been designed with A-level students in mind, it’s not to say everyone can’t learn something from them.” Helen Williams, Head of English at Hereford Sixth Form College, said: “I have found the Hay Levels to be a fabulous way of engaging students in a topic and encouraging them to read around the subject. The talks on Shakespeare such as David Crystal on Performance Practice have been particularly useful.” Andy Clark, Head of Biology at Hereford Sixth Form College, said: “The biology videos are excellent, especially those presented by Steve Jones – his subject knowledge, and humour, enable him to deliver key concepts clearly in a short space of time. His ability to pitch the subject matter at the appropriate level, using language accessible to all A-level students is exceptional. They are perfect to use as a general introduction to a topic.” Highlights from the first three series of Hay Levels include: Amanda Vickery on Gender History; Peter Singer on Utilitarianism; Sarah Churchwell on Gatsby; Richard Dawkins on Irreducible Complexity; Stephen Fry on Exam Tips; and Angie Hobbs on Platonic Ethics. Hay Levels and Hay Compass are part of the wider Hay Festival Foundation’s education work, which includes free programming for schools, Beacons Project and Hay Academy. Hay Festival Winter Weekend takes place 22-25 November 2018 with tickets on sale now at hayfestival.org. Hay Festival 2019 takes place 23 May to 2 June 2019. Keep up to date with Hay Festival news by signing up to the newsletter online or follow: Twitter: @hayfestival / @hayfestival_esp Facebook: hayfestival / hayfestivalimaginaelmundo Instagram: @hayfestival www.hayfestival.org #HayFestival [post_title] => Free digital resources for students released by Hay Festival [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => free-digital-resources-for-students-released-by-hay-festival [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-10-25 09:29:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-10-25 08:29:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://edtechnology.co.uk/dashboard2/?post_type=articles&p=6210 [menu_order] => 2398 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 2 [max_num_pages] => 0 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => 1 [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 3c2de8f3dbae5f05ceca77f15d66f1be [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )
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What we do

Compass Computer Consultants Ltd. has been designing and implementing bespoke software since 1988, spanning applications as varied as education systems, process control, laboratory systems and project management for leading companies in industry, business and the public sector.

Compass is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. All software engineers are honours graduates and many have achieved the Microsoft Certified Professional qualification or higher.

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