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Education Software

Since the turn of the century, software has been weaving its way into the fabric of the education sector and playing a pivotal role in empowering teachers with the tools for modern pedagogy. The vast array of software programmes now available has changed the way students receive, process and reference information making it more interesting and more accessible to more students.

The primary benefit of using education software in the classroom is that it offers students a wide variety of options for learning such as solving academic problems, connecting with classmates, and to have complete control of their learning experience.

Software has also enabled the education syllabus to expand into a more practical way of learning, opening opportunities in subjects such as graphic design, multimedia and animation. Children as young as reception age are fluent with tablets and handheld computers, this should be made the most of by providing them with the educational software that will help them to learn in their preferred style and develop this throughout their learning careers.

Productivity software

For students, the introduction of software helps to increase productivity through improved data-based management systems such as FileMaker and allows for flexibility in editing PDF documents with WonderShare PDF Element and ABBYY FineReader. Word processing has also become more convenient with the use of Corel’s WordPerfect which includes extensive file compatibility.

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Creativity software

Design and illustration software such as Quark and Reallusion, music and video software such as Wondershare, and multimedia software like Magix are encouraging learners of all ages to be more creative in their learning.

Creativity plays such a key role in a student’s emotional development by improving communication and social skills, it also opens doors to future career pathways. Software makes utilising this method of learning more accessible and fun to all.

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Assistive Software

Digital content is the type of education technology that can help the most with assistive learning needs. For students with special educational needs (SEND) software such as Nuance can make learning more accessible, particularly for those who have visual, hearing and motor disabilities.

One of the most common Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) is Dyslexia, with approximately 16% of the UK population having some form of the learning difficulty. Designed by people who have lived with dyslexia and dysgraphia, Ghotit is a reading and writing assistant which provides a wealth of support on a daily basis for students who have the same thing.   

Find out more about our assistive software.

Security Software

Security is often a big concern when it comes to digitising processes, especially in environments where the data being captured, shared and stored is sensitive and private. One of the biggest threats to school systems is from virus and malware attacks. By using security software such as iolo, which uses advanced artificial intelligence to protect school IT systems against viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, spyware and other types of malware.

Introducing software to younger students sets them in good stead for their future. Ensuring they develop a good attitude towards the programs will make them more confident and improve self-esteem. They are then able to do more self-study without as much help from parents or teachers. It’s up to the educational facility to introduce their students to educational software and optimise their learning.

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Why Choose Douglas Stewart?

Douglas Stewart has over 15 years of experience in the sourcing and distribution of tools for the education industry. Throughout this time, Douglas Stewart has closely followed the advancements that have been made in the sector and understand that technology and computers are here to stay.

We understand that not only does every key stage have different requirements but schools, colleges and universities across the country also have specialist needs. Our experience enables us to guide our customers through the buying process and support them every step of the way ensuring the software they buy is the perfect fit for their students.

We work closely with our vendors and have built long standing relationships with leading software companies to provide an all-encompassing offering of software programs across the board.  If you would like more information on our range of education software, call us on +44 (0) 1252 612806 or email

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