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Parental Involvement: The Key to Better Learning

May 23, 2013

OSLO, Norway, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Fronter is helping parents be active participants in their children’s learning. By
using the Fronter Learning Platform pupils and parents are given access to relevant and
updated information, whenever and wherever they want. The result is more motivated pupils
- and more involved parents.

“Fine” is usually the answer children give when asked “How was school today?” and most
parents find it difficult to get more information from their child about what they are
actually learning. Fronter is a leading learning platform [http://com.fronter.info ] for
schools, delivered as a service – a learning management system
[http://com.fronter.info/services ] – over the Internet. One of the thoughts behind Fronter
is that parents want to be more involved and that Internet technology can provide the
tools for real time involvement.

“Pupils find it much more motivating to work on computers as they have access to many
more resources at their fingertips and can work much faster,” says Nils Sundsteigen of
Fronter. “But an added benefit is that parents can follow their sons’ and daughters’
education progress; check that they are doing their assignments; follow the study plans
and communicate with teachers online. In other words, keep in touch with all that pupils
are doing and ‘not’ doing at school.”

Parent involvement and long term individual goals

Using the Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
[http://com.fronter.info/product/individual-learning-plan ] tool in Fronter, students can
more easily set goals and have a long term perspective on their education, taking
ownership of achievements and progress. In Norway, it is usual practice that twice a year
pupils conduct a short presentation for their parents where they give an overview of their
schoolwork and goals for the future. In many schools this presentation is facilitated by
the ILP tool.

“Setting goals and having the people you care about follow you up on them is a very
powerful method of learning. Children want to make their parents proud – and parents want
their children to do well in school. With a virtual learning environment
[http://com.fronter.info/product ] like Fronter parents can easily see where their
involvement is needed,” says Sundsteigen.

Notes for editors:

Fronter is the leading learning platform for schools, delivered as a service – a
learning management system – over the Internet. With about 160 million log-ins per year,
Fronter is transforming schools – the way technology has transformed the society our
children are growing up in. Fronter is owned by Pearson, the world’s leading learning
company. Our education business combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the
latest learning technology and online support.

        For more information, please contact:
        Kirsti Rogne
        Fronter Communications Director: +47-90147076

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