Secondary school pupils all over the country will be able to access virtual lessons at the touch of a button, thanks to a new initiative designed in collaboration with the University of Chester.
'LearnerVerse' is a new website from local business 'Professional Universe' based at the University's Riverside Innovation Centre, which provides hundreds of lessons, assessments and resources to GCSE level students.
The website has been built by staff and undergraduate students at the University's Informatics Centre, an on-campus software development business which provides students with industry experience through the guidance of dedicated staff and academics.
From Spanish to Science, Geography to German, Maths to ICT, LearnerVerse has been created to host a variety of video tutorials, resources, coursework and exam study tips delivered by subject specialist teachers, for use by schools and key stage three to five students.
Abbie Malia, Education Manager of Professional Universe said: "We decided to approach The Informatics Centre to create our website because they have a very good reputation locally. They are a great group of people who are innovative and were receptive to our ideas. We wanted to create something that could cater for education and career aspirations of students, which was affordable and easy to use. The Informatics team certainly achieved that!"
Adam Hughes, Informatics Centre Manager said: "We were thrilled to be working on this project. As well as developing a professional, user-friendly website for the company, we also developed a mobile site meaning that all the content can be viewed from a smart phone at any time, further meeting LearnerVerse's ethos of providing education where you want it, when you want it."
"I am extremely proud of my team and how hard they have worked on this website, working on large projects such as this one is instrumental to our students and it adds value to their degree. I am also thrilled at how well LearnerVerse have done, and I look forward to working with them in the future."
As part of the ongoing support, the Informatics Centre were a sponsor of the LearnerVerse film festival, which was held in July. One member of the team was on the judging panel to select the best student film, and the winning team will be attending a mobile app workshop hosted by the Informatics Centre.
Informatics Centre team photo