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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Deploys Google Voice to Support College’s Digital Strategy

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@BartonPeveril Sixth Form College Deploys @Google Voice with @GoogleForEdu Premier Partner @C_learning_net  

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is a thriving Sixth Form College located in Hampshire that’s well known for its progressive application of technology. Shortlisted for a TES Award for ‘outstanding use of technology’ and winner of the FE College of the Year in the Edufuturists Awards in 2020 the college is committed to remaining in the vanguard of progressive practice in the application of technology that has impact. 

In 2020 the college set out to deploy a leading communications platform. The  requirement was to deliver a unified cloud based communications solution aligned to its progressive communications needs. Google Voice was the preferred option for the approximately 170 staff and several thousand students as its flexibility and ease of use enabled the college to achieve impact fast and without disruption.

 All staff have a dedicated number to use for their primary contact details in Google Voice which are linked to their Google accounts integrating perfectly with the wider Google for Education productivity platform. 

As Google Voice is a cloud based technology, it is accessible via any mobile phone, laptop or headset making it easy to be able to answer calls in any location. The College confirmed that implementing Google voice was so quick and easy, it took just 30 minutes to deploy and has enabled staff and students to keep in touch easily. 

 IT Manager at the college Peter Horner said:

“Google Voice has supported the College’s Digital Strategy to enhance the quality of students’ learning experience empowering learners and supporting self directed learning in new ways with easier communication with college staff.”

Jamie Smith, Executive Chairman of Google for Education Premier Partner C-Learning, commented:

Google Voice is the ideal telephony technology for any institution using Google G Suite for Education. I’ve always believed that technology should do just two things; be simple to use and make life better, and Google Voice achieves both. I’ve deployed many telephony solutions over the years and they used to be complex and somewhat expensive projects but now with Google Voice it’s easy, inexpensive and impactful immediately. It’s great to see Barton Peveril Sixth Form College benefitting from this leading solution from Google’.

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