the heart of education
Granada Learning Group of Companies is a leading force in UK
Education, with a wide portfolio of expertise in all key areas
across the globe. Its wealth of core capabilities extends across
the board to include software, video, textbook publishing, Special
Educational Needs publishing, training, testing and assessment,
and online learning.
Learning is one of the UK’s leading educational multimedia companies,
publishing innovative curriculum based resources for the UK
and over 30 other countries. It was formed in March 1998 when
Granada Media Group acquired YITM (Yorkshire International Thomson
Multimedia) and rebranded the business as Granada Learning.
currently supplies around 95 per cent of the 32,000 schools
in the UK, and the home market, with a catalogue of over 800
software and hardware products. Through its subsidiary SEMERC
it is also the leading supplier of both hardware and software
to around 3,000 UK Special Needs Schools and the Special Needs
Departments in the remaining 29,000 mainstream schools.
Learning also supplies educational software to approximately
90 per cent of schools in Singapore and is working with distributors
to convert the language and the content of Granada’s educational
products for the Asian market.
increasing high profile of Information and Communications Technology
(ICT) in schools and the introduction of the UK National Grid
for Learning continues to increase demand for high quality educational
software. Granada Learning involves teachers and other educationalists
in the production of all of its CD-ROMS to ensure that it continues
to publish for the needs of schools.
Learning has recently launched LearnWise, an e-learning framework.
is the result of a public private partnership between Granada
and the University of Wolverhampton, who developed much of the
system, previously known as WOLF (Wolverhampton Open Learning
Framework), under the guidance of Professor Steve Molyneux.
This development further strengthens our position as a major
player in the fast-growing international e-learning market.
This new product provides not only the basis for further entry
into the Further and Higher Education markets but will provide
a technology platform for the Granada Learning Group which includes
Letts Educational, NFER-NELSON and Anglia Multimedia.
Granada Learning Group of Companies also includes:
– In September 1999, Granada Learning bought Letts Educational,
the UK’s leading publisher of examination revision materials,
with 60 per cent of the home learning market and products for
sale in approximately 2,500 shops across the country. Letts
is also a major supplier of Primary Schools, where 20 per cent
of children use Letts Literacy and Numeracy books.
– In October 1999, Granada Learning reinforced its strong position
in the Primary School sector by acquiring BlackCat, a key and
innovative publisher of educational software for Primary Schools.
– In June 2000, Granada Learning bought NFER-NELSON, the leading
provider of test and assessment products for the UK education
market, with its products widely used in over 75 per cent of
Multimedia and AngliaCampus
– In November 2000, Granada Media acquired United News and Media’s
Television assets, which included Anglia Multimedia and AngliaCampus.
Anglia Multimedia is a leading UK developer and publisher of
curriculum CD-ROMs and software tools. Over 50 Primary and Secondary
School products support ICT in Literacy and Numeracy, Maths,
Science, Humanities and English. AngliaCampus is the UK’s leading
online education service. Written exclusively by a team of sixty
teachers, to support the National Curriculum, AngliaCampus is
chosen by thousands of schools. It provides a wealth of curriculum
resources – over 10,000 pages of learning material, including
animations, video and sound clips as well as interactivity.