Foundation E-Learning Products
During 1993 until it’s sale in 2004 Aprina operated as founder and shareholder of Education IT software development house Schoolsnet, (later myinternet). In this role Daniel Ingvarson lead the development of SINA. It was a world first system tailored to the unique needs of schools in the world wide web. SINA in 1995 lowered the cost of a school having true control over its Internet management from over $20,000 to under $2,000 in one generation of software release. SINA was at the forefront of software of its kind, winning all the large scale Internet services tenders in the education sector in Australia for 3 years. By 1999 almost 50% of all Australian school children had a SINA login.
From 1999 to 2002 Daniel went on to conceive, design, develop and support a pioneering e-learning platform. This included a Personal Portal, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a Learning Content Management System and Federated search.
The software was deployed in education authority internal systems in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Great Britain and The United States.
The myinternet and myclasses products were in use by more that 1,000,000 students in 1999 and included:
- pages that are specially designed for classroom use
- first cross school sharing system that lowered the barrier for entry for non technical teachers
- administrator controls that worked the way schools designed them and
- WYSIWYG publishing enabling simple use for teachers and students
The myclasses software won the National AIIA (Australian Internet Industry Association) software innovation award in 2004 and was a finalist in the AIMIA software awards. Daniel then designed an e-portfolio system for students, which has also been a finalist in the iAwards.