UK-based Edutech and Microsoft launch Disney-themed learning app – Reuters

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Learning Possibilities Limited, a UK-based global education technology provider, recently launched ‘Learning Islands’, a platform designed to help children develop essential English literacy and skills.

The “Learning Islands” app features 100 of Disney’s most beloved stories, including popular titles inspired by “Frozen”, “Lion King”, “Toy Story”, “Moana”, and more.

“Our goal is to inspire all children to discover their love of reading, develop new English and literacy skills through play,” said Dr Mehool Sanghrajka, Founder and Managing Director of Learning Possibilities Limited. “What better way to encourage this than with some of Disney’s most beloved stories. These timeless stories and characters continue to resonate with people of all ages today, making children’s learning adventures engaging. , entertaining and magical.”

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Learning Possibilities is a social enterprise working with schools and governments in the UK, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa, leveraging technology to help the education sector deliver digital skills essential to learners.

The app has been specially designed to encourage children to read and practice English through its interactive and creative content making learning engaging, rewarding and fun.

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“We understand the importance of reading and speaking in English and how this opens up educational and employment opportunities. With this app, we hope to inspire young children to develop these skills,” said Dr Sanghrajka.

By leveraging Microsoft’s cloud technology and Disney-themed stories, it makes various educational content accessible to all Filipino children.

The Learning Journey consists of five islands where children will discover Disney-themed stories, play games, discover artifacts and collect treasures. Each story is supported by audio and tracking words, making it suitable for children aged 3-10. Reading and comprehension-focused games (Snap Matching, Drag & Drop Matching, and Multi-Matching) allow children to practice what they’ve read in the stories and award certificates upon completion.

As the player travels through the islands, the game’s activity levels increase, expanding their vocabulary and resulting in over 2,000 words practiced by the end of the games. The app has an “Adult Portal”, which allows adults to view and track their children’s learning progress. To make the app accessible, Learning Possibilities designed it to work on basic phones and basic connectivity and in offline mode.

“Learning Islands” featuring Disney Pixar characters is powered by Microsoft Azure. The app will first launch in the Philippines, with other markets in the Asia-Pacific region to follow shortly. Learning Islands is available for download through the Apple Store and Google Play, and users will be eligible for a seven-day free trial.

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