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Google Success Story: Schools embracing new technology 

The adoption of technology has become not just a choice but a necessity for schools striving to provide a dynamic and enriching learning environment. 

Among the myriad solutions available, Google Workspace for Education stands out as a transformative platform that seamlessly integrates productivity tools, collaboration features, and a powerful Learning Management System (LMS). 

Offering a comprehensive suite tailored for educational institutions, Google Workspace transcends traditional boundaries, fostering innovation, efficiency, and collaboration among students, educators and administrators.

Google Success Stories

Radical Cloud Solutions is a trusted Google partner with a presence throughout southern Africa. We strive to empower organisations to optimise their operations and harness the full potential of cloud technologies.

Throughout the year we have had the honour of assisting several organisations in upgrading their IT infrastructure and assisting them in adopting Google Workspace through data migration, Google Workspace set up and training, and licence upgrades.

Google Success Story: Dominican Convent School

Nestled in the heart of Harare, the Dominican Convent School stands as a timeless testament to education, resilience, and innovation. Established in 1892 by the visionary Irish nun, Mother Patrick Cosgrave, the school has evolved over its 127-year history into one of the premier Catholic institutions not only in Zimbabwe but across Southern Africa and the global stage.

  • The Challenge: In the wake of the prolonged effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school faced an unprecedented challenge. They sought a solution to ensure that their students could continue learning seamlessly, adhering to safety protocols and without falling behind. 
  • The Solution: Radical Cloud Solutions didn’t just meet the challenge; they exceeded expectations. The school’s Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals was upgraded to Google Education Plus, a move that would redefine the way students and educators engaged with learning. This comprehensive edition includes all the enhanced security features and tools from Education Standard and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and more. Dominican Convent School upgraded their licences and were able to easily add additional seats as their student numbers began to grow. Proof that the flexibility and scalability of cloud technologies, the ability to increase or decrease IT resources as needed to meet changing demand, empowers growing organisations.
  • The Results: Students now have the flexibility to revisit lesson materials at their own pace, courtesy of the recording feature. The expanded storage capacity has empowered the school to deliver a wealth of content to students, enriching their learning experience. But that’s not all – Google Education Plus introduced additional tools, including a plagiarism checker, providing the teaching staff with enhanced effectiveness in student assessments. The ripple effect of these improvements has been overwhelmingly positive.

Our experience with Google has been amazing, thanks to Radical Cloud Solutions. They’ve been our guiding light, making our learning and teaching experiences significantly better. We eagerly anticipate a long-lasting relationship with Google and Radical.” – Tinashe Muchenje, Head of ICT at Dominican Convent

Google Success Story: Hellenic Academy

Founded in 2008 by the Greek community, Hellenic Academy in Harare is an independent school committed to providing quality education. A diverse, progressive and multicultural school whose ethos is rooted in centuries old tradition of the Greek Orthodox Church. Notable alumni, including Ananya Kouds and Tinashe Chiura, reflect the school’s commitment to excellence.

  • The Challenge: Hellenic Academy sought ways to maintain productivity while ensuring uninterrupted learning while adhering to safety protocols that were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The school required robust features and tools for effective remote education.
  • The Solution: Radical Cloud Solutions played a pivotal role in guiding Hellenic Academy’s transition from Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals to Google Education Teaching and Learning Upgrade. This tailored solution, procured through Digicloud during the pandemic, ensured uninterrupted learning even during school closures.
  • The Results: The upgrade delivered exceptional results, mirroring the success at Dominican Convent School. Students at Hellenic Academy could revisit lessons at their convenience, benefiting from recording features. Expanded storage capacity enriched content delivery, and tools like the plagiarism checker enhanced staff effectiveness in assessments. 

“Embracing Google Workspace for Education has revolutionised our educational journey. The recording feature empowers students to learn at their own pace, while the expanded storage has enriched our content delivery. Tools like the plagiarism checker have made our assessments more effective. It’s a game-changer for us.” – Mark Albertyn, Hellenic Academy’s IT Admin

If you’re curious about unlocking the full potential of Google Workspace, the expertise of Radical Cloud Solutions is just a conversation away.