World-class digital learning system launched in Edinburgh and Inverclyde schools

Schools in Edinburgh and Inverclyde have returned to transformative world-class digital learning systems, as the two Local Authorities become the first in Scotland to partner with ClickView.

ClickView gives students and staff access to thousands of high-quality teaching and learning videos and resources, all mapped to the Curriculum for Excellence. The web-based platform has been rolled out in time for the start of the new term and is available to children and adults in every school in Inverclyde and Edinburgh.

Councillor Ian Perry, Education Convener for City of Edinburgh Council explains: “As demand for digital learning resources has increased, ClickView fulfils what has been a growing need, guaranteeing our schools staff and students have access to world-class digital resources. The launch of ClickView is another step in our journey to bridge the educational equity gap, ensuring every student and teacher in Edinburgh has our commitment and support for an inclusive, innovative, and transformational education, which can be sustained inside and outside of the school gates.”

Part of a £527k investment in technology which was announced in June by Inverclyde Council, the package also includes upgrades to school wireless internet and the purchase of laptops associated equipment to support Inverclyde pupils and their families with learning at home.

Councillor Jim Clocherty, Inverclyde Council’s Convener of Education and Communities, said: “Given the undeniable need for digital resources, which has only increased given the pressure felt by schools as a result of closures due to the pandemic, ClickView is a huge step forward to help us future-proof the education of students in Inverclyde.

Guaranteeing our schools, staff, and students have access to world-class digital resources alongside existing teaching methods and other mechanisms; the combination of video resources is a key part of our progress to bridge the attainment gap, ensuring every student and teacher in Inverclyde has our commitment and support with unrestricted access to pioneering resources across the board.

The council has invested heavily in our schools estate – an unprecedented £270 million to renew or extensively refurbish our buildings – and we’ve shown a commitment to enhancing the technology associated with education for our young people, which is so important in the digital age we live in.”

Following months of disruption and uncertainty around education, the access to ClickView provides schools with resources to complement and enhance their teaching and learning strategies; supports a reduction in teacher workload, increases engagement and ultimately supports the best possible outcomes for students.

Michael Wilkinson, UK managing director of ClickView, said: “It is fantastic to see both Edinburgh and Inverclyde’s leadership in this space, with systemic approaches to ensure the highest possible standards of teaching and learning, supporting their passionate educators and ensuring every student has access to transformative, world-class resources.

The roll out of ClickView in both Edinburgh and Inverclyde means that key aspects of teaching and learning for the year ahead are safeguarded, with unrestricted access to curriculum-based video content, teaching resources, the best of broadcast TV for educational purposes as well as support educators in creating and sharing their own video content..

We are delighted that Local Authorities in both areas have recognised the power of video to transform traditional education and are looking forward to working closely with them as we continue our mission to help both students and teachers thrive, with meaningful experiences at all levels of learning.”

Created by educators, for educators, ClickView are already supporting many of Scotland’s schools and 90% of Scotland’s colleges, including City of Glasgow College.

Joe Wilson, Head of Digital Skills at City of Glasgow College commented: “A natural partner for City of Glasgow College, the platform has continued to be a vital resource for teachers and students. ClickView offers a unique service, both in terms of the bespoke learning content available and also in the ability to act as a repository for educator generated video content.”

The roll out in schools across Edinburgh and Inverclyde follows the recent decision by ClickView to extend access to the free platform, which was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A diluted version of the main platform, the free site enables teachers to access hundreds of ClickView’s most popular videos and learning resources.

ClickView supports over 4,500 schools, colleges, and universities around the world and is regarded as the world’s leading video content resource for primary schools, secondary schools, and further education settings.

To find out more about the curriculum-aligned video content or to explore the free version of the site, visit Clickview.co.uk.

Schools in Edinburgh and Inverclyde have returned to transformative world-class digital learning systems, as the two Local Authorities become the first in Scotland to partner with ClickView.

ClickView gives students and staff access to thousands of high-quality teaching and learning videos and resources, all mapped to the Curriculum for Excellence. The web-based platform has been rolled out in time for the start of the new term and is available to children and adults in every school in Inverclyde and Edinburgh.

Councillor Ian Perry, Education Convener for City of Edinburgh Council explains: “As demand for digital learning resources has increased, ClickView fulfills what has been a growing need, guaranteeing our schools staff and students have access to world-class digital resources. The launch of ClickView is another step in our journey to bridge the educational equity gap, ensuring every student and teacher in Edinburgh has our commitment and support for an inclusive, innovative, and transformational education, which can be sustained inside and outside of the school gates.”

Part of a £527k investment in technology which was announced in June by Inverclyde Council, the package also includes upgrades to school wireless internet and the purchase of laptops associated equipment to support Inverclyde pupils and their families with learning at home.

Councillor Jim Clocherty, Inverclyde Council’s Convener of Education and Communities, said: “Given the undeniable need for digital resources, which has only increased given the pressure felt by schools as a result of closures due to the pandemic, ClickView is a huge step forward to help us future-proof the education of students in Inverclyde.

“Guaranteeing our schools, staff, and students have access to world-class digital resources alongside existing teaching methods and other mechanisms; the combination of video resources is a key part of our progress to bridge the attainment gap, ensuring every student and teacher in Inverclyde has our commitment and support with unrestricted access to pioneering resources across the board.

The council has invested heavily in our schools estate – an unprecedented £270 million to renew or extensively refurbish our buildings – and we’ve shown a commitment to enhancing the technology associated with education for our young people, which is so important in the digital age we live in.”

Following months of disruption and uncertainty around education, the access to ClickView provides schools with resources to complement and enhance their teaching and learning strategies; supports a reduction in teacher workload, increases engagement and ultimately supports the best possible outcomes for students.

Michael Wilkinson, UK managing director of ClickView, said: “It is fantastic to see both Edinburgh and Inverclyde’s leadership in this space, with systemic approaches to ensure the highest possible standards of teaching and learning, supporting their passionate educators and ensuring every student has access to transformative, world-class resources.

The roll out of ClickView in both Edinburgh and Inverclyde means that key aspects of teaching and learning for the year ahead are safeguarded, with unrestricted access to curriculum-based video content, teaching resources, the best of broadcast TV for educational purposes as well as support educators in creating and sharing their own video content..

We are delighted that Local Authorities in both areas have recognised the power of video to transform traditional education and are looking forward to working closely with them as we continue our mission to help both students and teachers thrive, with meaningful experiences at all levels of learning.”

Created by educators, for educators, ClickView are already supporting many of Scotland’s schools and 90% of Scotland’s colleges, including City of Glasgow College.

Joe Wilson, Head of Digital Skills at City of Glasgow College said: “A natural partner for City of Glasgow College, the platform has continued to be a vital resource for teachers and students. ClickView offers a unique service, both in terms of the bespoke learning content available and also in the ability to act as a repository for educator generated video content.”

The roll out in schools across Edinburgh and Inverclyde follows the recent decision by ClickView to extend access to the free platform, which was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A diluted version of the main platform, the free site enables teachers to access hundreds of ClickView’s most popular videos and learning resources.

ClickView supports over 4,500 schools, colleges, and universities around the world and is regarded as the world’s leading video content resource for primary schools, secondary schools, and further education settings.

To find out more about the curriculum-aligned video content or to explore the free version of the site, visit Clickview.co.uk.