Nord Anglia Education

Re-imagining the teacher and student online community offers

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OBJECTIVES

Since the development of Nord Anglia Education’s online community sites back in 2010 a lot has changed in the digital world. We were asked to evaluate what they had and help update and transform these sites for a more digitally savvy audience. This needed to include the development of a content strategy to ensure easy content updates to the sites in the future.

SOLUTION

We worked with the team at Nord Anglia Education, alongside UX/UI designers and a PHP Moodle Developer to re-vision the Nord Anglia University (for teachers) and Global Classroom (for learners) websites and prepare the launch of these for the start of the new academic year.

 

A series of user experience workshops were carried out, to enable a new and updated user journey to be formulated. This was then translated into user interface design, and informed the technical development of the sites.

 

In addition a series of design content templates were developed in photoshop, to enable Nord Anglia staff to easily and quickly update banners, course titles and feature windows with the new branding in the future.

 

The techy bit… our PHP developer liaised with the Nord Anglia IT Team to code up the sites and deploy these on the existing Moodle server for these sites. We were asked to consider this approach within the current 2.3 Moodle Framework for both sites, allowing for expansion within 2.7 Moodle Framework as a second phase.

RESULTS

Nord Anglia exceeded last year’s figures during the first school term of launching these sites. They had 491,960 views, compared with 336,979 at this time last year; 29, 530 posts from learners and teachers compare with 17,818 at this time last year; and after the first term students users on the Global Classroom stood at 6706, which is 58% of the total number of eligible students.