12 September 2023
Education Scotland and RM Technology renew Glow partnership after rapid growth during the pandemic
- RM Technology Software as a Service (SaaS) platform continues to transform and improve outcomes for learners
- The national digital learning platform, which supports learning across all 32 Local Authorities in Scotland, saw usage reach 16 million sessions as schools pivoted to remote learning during the pandemic
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Education Scotland has announced the extension of its partnership with RM Technology, the UK’s leading Edtech solutions and strategies provider, to continue delivering Scotland’s national digital learning platform, Glow.
Designed to provide schools with the digital tools needed to enhance and enrich learning experiences, Glow leverages the RM Unify tool to provide a single access point for learning resources and software. The Glow platform makes it simple for staff and students to access online services, including Microsoft M365, Google Workspace for Education and Glow Blogs, as well as shared application libraries. Through RM Unify, RM’s Identity and Access Management platform (RM IAM), the platform offers log-in and authentication features that simplify the management and setup of schools’ productivity suites.
The partnership between Education Scotland and RM Technology ensured that educators and learners continued to have access to essential learning tools during the height of the global pandemic, when Glow experienced record levels of usage, going from four million monthly logins to 16 million in under a year.
Moreover, during these high peaks of use, and as other educational apps had outages, the platform’s Application Performance Index (ApDex) score never dropped below the benchmark of 0.94 – and regularly ran at 0.98.