Timeline


january-2017

iconnect logo


iConnect established to support better training in corporate and healthcare.

VIA University College Logo


1/3rd of all teacher trainees in Denmark using IRIS Connect.

Erasmus Plus Logo


Start of project with ITELab Knowledge Alliance, co-funded by the EU’s Erasmus Plus Programme.

IRIS Connect Group Store Logo


Platform update: First free groups made by teachers available in the IRIS Connect Group Store


december-2016

60,000+ educators using IRIS Connect worldwide Map

60,000+ educators using IRIS Connect worldwide

 


september-2016

IRIS Connect film club logo

 

Film club launches

The ready-made professional learning programme

IRIS Platform Discussions boards

Platform update:

Discussions boards added to groups to enable community forums


august-2016

IRIS platform Flipped learning

Platform update:

Flipped learning possible with new student groups

 


may-2016

IRIS Connect Platform update to comments

Platform update:

Ability to add comments to a video, whilst teaching

Release of Discovery Kit 6 Pro

Hardware update:

Release of Discovery Kit 6 Pro – simplified system for easier set-up and improved audio with two iPod Touch devices as microphones


april-2016

British Council South Africa and the Department for Basic Education SA

 

British Council South Africa and the Department for Basic Education SA

Start using IRIS Connect to deliver teacher training over distance

 


january-2016

LiveView Camera Video Technology

Hardware update:

LiveView 5 – HD enabled camera with updated pan tilt zoom, wider camera view and restyled casing

 


december-2015

IRIS Connect forms tool for deeper lesson analysis

Platform update:

Improved forms tool for deeper lesson analysis

 


october-2015

4,000 videos a week being securely uploaded to IRIS Connect

Over 4,000 videos a week being securely uploaded to IRIS Connect

 


august-2015

IRIS Connect office set up in Seattle

IRIS Connect office set up in Seattle, USA

 


july-2015

Effective Learner Behaviours Group

SSAT

Become first IRIS Connect content partner and launch their Effective Learner Behaviours Group

 


june-2015

IRIS Connect groups feature

Platform update:

Release of groups feature for high impact, low cost collaboration

Improved in-platform training resources

Platform update:

Improved in-platform training resources


march-2015

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

Start of Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

Video observation and coaching project in collaboration with IRIS Connect and Whole Education

IRIS Connect Video Editing

Platform update:

Video editing enabled


february-2015

Shaping the Future of CPD

 

First ‘Shaping the Future of CPD’ conference held in London

 


january-2015

IRIS Connect platform

Launch of more intuitive and technically advanced V2 of the platform.

IRIS Connect community all migrated free of charge

 


september-2014

Strategic Partner Logo - Dark Blue

               saxionUAS_-_logo

Start of strategic partnerships

Between IRIS Connect and VIA UC, Denmark and Saxion UAS, The Netherlands

IRIS Connect Liveview camera

Hardware update:

LiveView 4 – updated pan tilt zoom


july-2014

Discovery Kit for IRIS Connect

Hardware update:

Discovery Kit 5 – use of iPads for larger screen, longer battery life and better WiFi connectivity

 


April-2014

Liveview 3 IRIS Connect

Hardware update:

LiveView 3 – improved audio with two wireless microphones

 


January-2014

1000th school welcomed to the IRIS Connect community

1000th school welcomed to the IRIS Connect community

 


december-2013

20,000+ teachers using IRIS Connect

20,000+ teachers using IRIS Connect

 


april-2013

pan-European Creative Classrooms Lab project

Start of the pan-European Creative Classrooms Lab project

Using IRIS Connect to improve teacher collaboration across 5 countries

 


january-2013

Hardware update:

Discovery Kit 4 – introduction of dual view feature

 


august-2012

IRIS Connect Discovery Kit 3

Hardware update:

Discovery Kit 3 – improved data security with automatic uploads using iPods and the custom built IRIS Connect app

 


april-2012

IRIS Connect Discovery Kit 2

Hardware update:

Discovery Kit 2 – first touch screen Discovery Kit camera

 


jan-2012

VIA University College

VIA University College

Start a four year research and development study using IRIS Connect to support the learning of student teachers

 


jan-2011

IRIS Connect first Discovery Kit

Release of IRIS Connect Discovery Kit camera

First portable camera

 


jan-2010

IRIS Connect Liveview 2

Hardware update:

LiveView 2 – improved audio and wireless microphone

 


dec-2008

First IRIS Connect school welcomed

First IRIS Connect school welcomed

 


 jun-2008

IRIS Connect is the first video professional learning platform

IRIS Connect is the first video professional learning platform with mobile camera systems that is:

Fully secure and cloud-based

Teacher centric and built around giving permission

Equipped to provide in-ear coaching, time-linked notes and observation forms

Launch of LiveView camera

Launch of LiveView camera

 First in-ear coaching camera with coach controlled pan tilt zoom


IRIS Connect born out of a research project at the University of Sussex

IRIS Connect born out of a research project at the University of Sussex

 


 

 Coming soon:

New induction experience

to improve IRIS Connect’s free ongoing implementation support programme

Platform update:

ability to mention individual people in a discussion board to increase involvement (they will receive a notification)

Hardware update:

DiscoveryKit Live – first portable camera with in-ear coaching facility

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