Halifax firm Frog leaps onto world stage with Malaysian link

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A Halifax company is a finalist in the World-Good category of the 2013 Computerworld Awards for transforming teaching and learning in Malaysia.

Frog, based at Dean Clough, provides learning systems and is involved in a multi-million pound project throughout the country.

The World-Good category recognises organisations for the design and development of technologies that have played a major role in supporting social good in the face of world-changing events.

Frog’s case study detailing its work to help establish Malaysia as a model of excellence in integrated, internet-enabled learning was selected from more than 700 nominations.

Frog’s contract was part of the Malaysian government’s 1BestariNet project to provide every one of the country’s 10,000 state schools and 10 million users with 4G connectivity to Frog’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – an internet operating system that gives virtual access to education resources such as lesson plans, tests and worksheets.

Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Frog said: “We are delighted that Computerworld has recognised our work in Malaysia in this way. Frog is making a huge difference to every school, family, parent and child in Malaysia, and is proud to have such a positive impact on so many lives. It is our vision to expand the Malaysian model on a global scale.”

The awards ceremony is in June at Washington DC.