SUPPORTING LOCKDOWN LEARNING: VODAFONE OFFERS FREE AND DISCOUNTED ACCESS TO ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES TO HELP FAMILIES WITH HOME SCHOOLING
Vodafone today announced it is providing additional home learning support by offering free and discounted access to four leading online education platforms – Azoomee, MarcoPolo World School, SchoolOnline.co.uk and New Skills Academy – via its loyalty programme for customers VeryMe.
Vodafone customers can now get three months’ free access to Azoomee, an award-winning multimedia platform targeting primary school kids. Azoomee offers hundreds of fun educational videos, brain-boosting games and inspiring TV shows that are all designed to encourage kids to learn.
Customers can also benefit from a 60 day free trial of MarcoPolo World School, an award-winning early learning app that is perfect for children aged 3-7 years and contains more than 500 video lessons and 3,000 interactive learning games. New lessons are added regularly and will help to keep kids engaged and motivated during lockdown.
Vodafone customers can claim 33% off a subscription to SchoolOnline.co.uk. The leading platform provides top quality learning through video tutorials from expert examiners and educators including, over 1,350 videos to support English and Maths at KS2 (Y5-6) and GCSE (Y9-11). The platform is ideal to use alongside home learning materials provided by schools.
With many adults using the lockdown and time indoors to learn a new skill, Vodafone is also offering 76% off New Skills Academy adult education courses. There are more than 750 courses to choose from, with the most popular including the British Sign Language Diploma, Floristry Academy Diploma and the Level 2 Teaching Assistant Diploma.
Helping to keep children connected to education during the pandemic is a top priority for Vodafone. It launched its schools.connected programme in November, giving 350,000 data SIMs to more than 9,000 schools and further education colleges across the UK to give to children and young people who need them most. Vodafone also recently joined the Department of Education’s Get Help with Technology programme to increase data allowances for disadvantaged children. It is also working with other UK operators to enable Oak National Academy to zero rate its online lessons.
Max Taylor, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK said: “We’re committed to helping children stay connected to education throughout this lockdown. We hope that giving access to inspiring and useful educational content via our popular loyalty programme Very Me, will be a help to families. And to support those who don’t have the right connectivity, our schools.connected programme is helping 350,000 children and young people stay connected to online lessons, their teachers and friends. I’m proud we are supporting families at this challenging time.”
Customers can redeem the e-learning resources via Vodafone’s VeryMe Rewards in the My Vodafone app. The Azoomee three months free trial is available from now until 28 February; the New Skills Academy offer is available from now until 28 February; 60 days free of MarcoPolo World School will be available from 18 January to 28 February; and reduced fee subscriptions to SchoolOnline.co.uk from 18th January to 14th March.