Kent Learning Zone (KLZ) - EiS Kent

Kent Learning Zone (KLZ) - EiS Kent

KentLearningZoneKent Learning Zone (KLZ) is revolutionising theway schools communicate. Everything in KLZ isavailable anywhere, anytime via a secure onlineportal. It’s fully supported, cost-effective andcompletely secure, and can be tailored entirelyto the needs of your school.With KLZ you can:● Create shared spaces where everything frompupil records to homework, school calendarsand policies can be viewed, updated andmanaged.● Develop areas for collaboration with otherschools and external bodies, allowing theexchange of ideas, information and news.● Tailor workspaces to an individual pupil, teacheror team.● Access SIMS, Word and Excel anywhere,anytime.● Manage your email and set up real-time chatbetween individuals and groups.And EiS will support you with a comprehensiveprogramme of training, consultancy, onlineresources and friendly, local IT support at the endof a phone. Whatever your school needs from itscommunications’ systems – KLZ has the solution.Our experience can be summed up bymy deputy head, who was recently heard tosay how KLZ has ‘changed her life’!

KentLearningZoneWhat you get:● KLZ SharePoint● KLZ Messaging● KLZ Email● KLZ SIMS & Office● KLZ Virtual Learning Environment● KLZ SupportKLZ SharePointThere’s no limit to what SharePoint can do for yourschool from managing your internalcommunications to county-wide collaborations.You can create web pages and learning spaces forindividuals and groups, and you can store andshare information with staff, teachers, pupils,parents, PTA members and Governors.You can develop areas for collaboration with otherschools and external bodies such as districtprojects, county led projects, feeder projects andspecialist subject collaborations.And with complete control over who uses or viewsan area, and round-the-clock remote access, youcan make easy work of arranging supply cover,managing calendars and room bookings,conducting surveys and remote working.80% of users ratedKLZ as excellent,very good orgood.Source: EiS Customer Satisfaction Survey 2010.

KLZ MessagingWith our instant messaging system you can set upreal-time chat with any member of the KLZcommunity.Unlike email, it can save you vast amounts of timeand storage space managing inboxes, while stilllogging conversations to allow investigation ofsuspected misuse.Teachers can send and receive messages midlesson;pupils can discuss homework among theirpeer groups; staff can get in touch with schoolPTA members; and school Governors can talk toheadteachers, all without the need to schedulephone calls, disrupt classes or send runners.And with the simple addition of a microphone anda webcam you can even host live video meetings,share applications and desktops, and runinteractive, online voting.KLZ Messaging also has the unique advantage ofnot being available to the public, making itcompletely secure.KLZ EmailKLZ Email is reliable, secure and competitivelypriced. Currently used by over 35,000 people, itcomes with various mailbox size options to suityour school.Email can be accessed anytime, anywhere viaOutlook and the system is integrated with a rangeof other Microsoft products, making organisingmeetings through the calendar functions andmanaging tasks simple.And by using Exchange ActiveSync you cansynchronise KLZ Email with your smart phone.Allowing you to access your email, calendar,contacts lists and task manager through yourmobile, even when you’re offline.KLZ SIMS & OfficeIf you have Schools Broadband, you can use SIMSand Microsoft Office via the internet includingWord, Excel and PowerPoint. And because yoursystems can be securely accessed from anycomputer at any time of the day or night,information and systems are easily accessible, allof the time.KLZ Virtual Learning EnvironmentOne new service that’s coming soon from KLZ isour Virtual Learning Environment. You’ll be able tomanage learning online through a single, securesite including setting homework, completinghomework and even automatic marking. Andyou’ll be able to update content, track studentprogress, share resources and access the sitefrom any computer, at anytime.With the added benefit of live, real-timeinteraction, the KLZ VLE will help you create agenuinely supportive environment for effectiveonline learning.KLZ SupportWith KLZ you’re always fully supported.Our consultants will work with you to create asystem that best meets your needs, and at a pacethat suits you. We’ll provide training to make sureyour school gets the maximum benefit and we’lleven address SMT and Governor meetings toensure your stakeholders are fully engaged.We’ll help you with the transition of all your currentsystems and data onto KLZ and our friendlytechnical support team will be on-hand throughoutthe working day.And because we’re continually monitoring andadapting to developments in education andtechnology, KLZ will grow with you, however yourneeds may change in the future.

And now for thetechnical bit...KLZ has an impressive infrastructure. Ourcommunications room has restricted access, airconditioning, a fire suppression system, UPSprotected power supply, emergency generatorbackup power and environmental monitoring. Inshort, we’ve got you covered.Our ProvenanceKLZ was first piloted by EiS (Education IT Services)in 2007. EiS is itself part of the Kent County Councilbut is independently funded. We provide a hugerange of systems, support services, training andconsultancy to schools throughout Kent and beyond.To date, KLZ has been commissioned by over 300primary schools, secondary schools and specialschools with more than 40,000 individual users.Prices & PackagesPrices are dependent on the type of school, thenumber of pupils and the KLZ package option thatyou select. We offer a range of options tailored tosuit the requirements of your school.For more information on prices and options pleasesee our current KLZ price list or contact us for anintroductory, no-obligation chat about our KLZservices.How can you contact us?Find out what KLZ can do for your school bycalling us on 01622 683708 or sending an email our website at pop in and see us at:The Shepway CentreOxford RoadMaidstoneME15 8AWCoordinating all of our communications througha single system has been a huge benefit, particularlywhen the whole thing is delivered and supportedby just one passion in EiS is tomake a real difference ineducation and ultimatelychildren's lives byproviding innovativesolutions and outstandingsupport services.Tel: 01622 683708Fax: 01622 663591EiSKent County CouncilThe Shepway CentreOxford RoadMaidstone, KentME15 8AW

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