Press release

Trondheim gets ready for the future with IST Learn

Press release

Trondheim gets ready for the future with IST Learn

Trondheim municipality has decided on a new learning solution from IST. IST Learn is the only learning environment in the world that allows users to work within the environment of their choice. The system adapts to the user instead of the other way around.

”This is the result of great team work within IST as well as excellent cooperation with a visionary customer, who is ready to take the next step into the future of learning.” says Tommy Eklund, CEO at IST. I’m very excited about us being able to help Trondheim municipality in their journey towards an even better learning environment. And of course I’m also happy to launch this next generation of IST Learn in Sweden, where we have 500 000 users of our Learn solution.”

On their web site Trondheim municipality describes how IST submitted the best overall solution that stood out both through its excellent integration abilities as well as through its competitive pricing. IST Learn’s integration with Google Apps for Education (GAfE) and its ability to integrate solutions by other suppliers, such as Microsoft and their Office 365 platform, is considered decisive. Planning, evaluation and assessment is carried out in IST Learn but the daily teaching is mainly done in Google Classroom, meaning students will primarily use Google in their daily work. 

Pontus Albinzon, Head of Business Unit Partners at IST describes what makes IST Learn truly unique: ”Unlike other learning solutions, IST Learn is an extension of GAfE instead of being a separate system, next to GAfE. IST Learn allows teachers to work with planning, evaluation and assessment according to local school law, steering documents and regulations as well as communicating with students and parents, within one environment – GAfE.  IST takes responsibility for safe storage and correct handling of sensitive information. The user can safely work without worrying about where the information is being stored.”

About IST

IST has delivered IT solutions and services for more than 30 years, making every day life in schools easier. IST has 260 employees, half of those with a background as teachers or school leaders. There are many experts in municipal processes, administration, school, pedagogy and learning within the company. The Head Quarters are in Växjö, Sweden with local offices in Stockholm, Roskilde and Oslo.