EducationCity

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EducationCity.com
Private Limited Company
Industry Educational software
Founded February 11, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-02-11)
Founder Matt Drakard
Simon Booley
Headquarters Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom
Key people
Richard Whalley, MD
Graham Lyden, TD
Phil Barker, FD
Website [1]

EducationCity provides educational software to schools and homes. The elearning service was founded in 1999 and the company said the site has over 15,500 schools registered and 8,000 families. The service provides educational learning experiences mapped to the National Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, language education and computing. The company has won awards and was recently a BETT and ERA finalist [1] and has been reviewed by the Times Educational Supplement a number of times.[2]

In April 2010 EducationCity.com became one of the first ICT content providers to receive accreditation by South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Merlin[3] for the integration of the resource into the Merlin Learning platform through the use of Shibboleth and the Systems Interoperability Framework (SIF) .

On 16 May 2011, the site had an Alexa [4] rating of 78,987. EducationCity.com have recently launched a new module, Learn English to address English as an Additional Language (English language learning and teaching) needs in primary school.

EducationCity.com has offices in Rutland, UK and Naperville, US.

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EducationCity.com at School[edit]

EducationCity.com has interactive learning materials currently used by over 15,000 classrooms.

EducationCity.com at Home[edit]

EducationCity.com assists children’s education. Parents register their children on EducationCity.com and subscribe for a period of time, which grants access to all the subjects in one academic level.

Characters[edit]

Stig - Focus on English
Sten - Focus on Mathematics
Manu - Focus on Science
Klara - Focus on Learn English
Emma - Focus on French
Hilda - Focus on German
Chip and Meg - Focus on Computing

History[edit]

In June 2010 Archipelago Learning (NASDAQARCL), acquired EducationCity.com. EducationCity.com is planned to remain a stand-alone business unit of Archipelago. Its headquarters will remain in Rutland, U.K. and Naperville, IL.[5]

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