Friday, August 23, 2013

Language school moves to the cloud

Harrogate-based has won a new contract to provide cloud computing services for Harrogate Language Academy, which has centres both in the town and in Leeds.
Established in 1976, the academy is a British Council-accredited language school, which teaches around 200 young adults a year and employs 40 staff. The academy is also an accredited IELTS test centre and runs the official English language test that is used to assess overseas entrants to British universities as well as foreign nationals who want to practise as doctors or dentists in the UK. Last year the academy tested almost 4,500 students.

Academy director, Kirsten Henry, said:
We hadn’t really considered moving our IT over to the cloud but with two centres and large numbers of students we quickly realised that it made sense, and the benefits have been impressive. Not only can teachers instantly access and print learning materials from laptops in the classroom, but the hugely increased flexibility of staff being able to work at home or while travelling has benefited the whole organisation and enabled us to be more responsive. For complete story and original post see here

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