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Our Evolution

The future is

August 2019

Sir Kevan Collins CEO of Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) joins LbQ as Executive Vice Chairman.

He says “I am convinced that when technology is well aligned to support and complement great teaching it has the potential to transform learning. The evidence about the impact of effective feedback and the need to free teachers so they can focus on children and their learning is clear. LbQ harnesses the power of technology to direct teacher attention to meet the personalised and immediate needs of individual learners.”

Feb 2019

LbQ is nominated in no less than six categories for the Education Resources Awards (ERA 2019) and wins secondary resource of the year.

Feb 2019

LbQ is nominated in no less than six categories for the Education Resources Awards (ERA 2019) and wins secondary resource of the year.

Jan 2019

LbQ wins Innovator of the Year award at BETT Show, the world’s largest education technology event and is shortlisted in three further categories: Collaboration, Impact and Classroom Aid. LbQ is the most nominated single product at BETT 2019.

10 Million questions have been marked with immediate pupil feedback delivered in lessons.

Tony Cann CBE speaks about the future of education on the BETT arena stage.

Tony Cann's BETT speech

Oct 2018

LbQ is officially launched, having hired more than 50 staff who have a combined expertise in developing education technology, advancing teaching pedagogy, building huge online teaching communities and providing high quality teaching and learning software and content.

Tony Cann's "The Future of Education"

Oct 2018

LbQ is officially launched, having hired more than 50 staff who have a combined expertise in developing education technology, advancing teaching pedagogy, building huge online teaching communities and providing high quality teaching and learning software and content.

Jan 2018

LbQ is shortlisted as Innovator of the Year and Start-up of the Year at the BETT Awards. LbQ is also a finalist in the Education Resources Awards in three categories; ‘Primary Resource or Equipment’, ‘Start-up Business of the Year’ and a new category: ‘Collaboration between school and supplier Award’ created to acknowledge technology developers who have developed excellent working partnerships with the schools they supply to.

2017 – 2018

The Feedback 50 Project gathers lesson-based feedback on LbQ in the classroom from 85 teachers across the UK. 98% are confident that LbQ’s pedagogy will be used widely in the next five years.

2017 – 2018

The Feedback 50 Project gathers lesson-based feedback on LbQ in the classroom from 85 teachers across the UK. 98% are confident that LbQ’s pedagogy will be used widely in the next five years.

2016

LbQ acquires Lancashire Digital to extend its development capabilities. The combined team includes experienced education content and platform developers who have worked with Promethean, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dorling Kindersley, National Geographic, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Scholastic.

2016

Learning by Questions (LbQ) is founded to build on the technology, Question Sets and pedagogy developed by Learning Clip. It expands the team of teachers and technologists to accelerate development of a revolutionary new teaching and learning platform with self-paced Question Sets, that offer immediate personalised feedback for pupils and real-time lesson analysis for teachers to support effective intervention during lessons. Early collaboration with White Rose maths.

2016

Learning by Questions (LbQ) is founded to build on the technology, Question Sets and pedagogy developed by Learning Clip. It expands the team of teachers and technologists to accelerate development of a revolutionary new teaching and learning platform with self-paced Question Sets, that offer immediate personalised feedback for pupils and real-time lesson analysis for teachers to support effective intervention during lessons. Early collaboration with White Rose maths.

2015

The cost of tablet computers begins to fall to sub £100 making them more affordable to schools. There is now an opportunity to create a self-paced platform with sophisticated and differentiated content and scaffolded Question Sets. Immediate feedback to pupils based on their answers and misconceptions becomes a key component of our pedagogy.

2012

IEE runs a large randomised control trial using Learning Clip grammar Question Sets delivered through self-paced student devices. The accumulated results suggest that this pedagogy has the potential to increase learning by an additional term over an academic year.

2012

IEE runs a large randomised control trial using Learning Clip grammar Question Sets delivered through self-paced student devices. The accumulated results suggest that this pedagogy has the potential to increase learning by an additional term over an academic year.

2011

Institute for Effective Education (IEE) runs a pilot study in schools using Learning Clip maths resources delivered through self-paced student devices. Results are encouraging and lead on to a larger study.

2007

Learning Clip funded by Bowland Charitable Trust is launched to provide cloud-based primary maths activities for teaching with whiteboards. This is combined with self-paced learning Question Sets for use with Activexpression learner response handsets.

2007

Learning Clip funded by Bowland Charitable Trust is launched to provide cloud-based primary maths activities for teaching with whiteboards. This is combined with self-paced learning Question Sets for use with Activexpression learner response handsets.

2006

Self-paced learning was introduced with Promethean ActivExpression handsets. Pupils could answer questions at their own pace. Questions became more sophisticated to support differentiation in lessons using a full keyboard and a text display to guide learners on whether their answers are correct or incorrect. By 2010 Promethean learner response handsets became world leaders in the K-12 education market.

1998

Promethean ActiVote is launched; a multiple-choice learner response enabling every pupil to answer questions and be actively involved in the learning. The devices work in a group response ‘ask the audience’ mode where all pupils answer the same question together.

1985

Bowland Charitable Trust is founded. It backs and finances the Institute for Effective Education, is a major sponsor of Research Schools together with the Education Endowment Foundation, and has supported the founding of a secondary academy, as well as many other education projects in the UK, USA, India and the Philippines.

1985

Bowland Charitable Trust is founded. It backs and finances the Institute for Effective Education, is a major sponsor of Research Schools together with the Education Endowment Foundation, and has supported the founding of a secondary academy, as well as many other education projects in the UK, USA, India and the Philippines.

Where it began