BELFAST, APRIL 2020. As a response to these extraordinary times, Jetpack Learning, in conjunction with other local NI EdTech companies, is making our software available to schools in Northern Ireland free of charge.
When the lockdown appeared imminent in March 2020, we accelerated the development of Jetpack Game Changer, Schools Edition. Up to that point, we had been running a pilot programme with Christ the Redeemer Primary School in Belfast. We have now decided to extend access to all schools in Northern Ireland during the summer term of 2019-20.
Schools who sign up will be able to use the platform, free of charge, until 31 August 2020. From 1 September 2020, the platform will be commercially available however schools who have used the system during the pilot phase will be offered a significant discount to continue their subscription into the 2020-21 academic year.
"We felt it was only right to freely offer our software to local schools during this extraordinary period. We know schools have been struggling to connect with their students remotely and Jetpack Game Changer offers teachers a way of delivering personalised learning to their pupils in a format the children love. We are very excited to see how teachers and pupils use the platform during this extended pilot period." Róisín Maguire, CEO Jetpack Learning.