Australian developer Etech’s online learning management system, Studywiz, is now accessible using an iPhone for the first time in the UK.

The company has customised its widely-used online learning management system for the iPhone following successful pilot projects with Studywiz and iPods in Edinburgh, Australia and the USA.

Using the iPhone (or, for that matter, an iPod touch), teachers, students and parents can log into Studywiz through the internet browser to access a range of interactive and media-rich tools. For example, students can take tests, access real-time information, submit assignments or even blog.  Parents can watch their child’s performance by accessing student reports and examining their assignments.

Geoff Elwood, CEO of Etech Group says Studywiz is perfect for the iPhone: “What’s really exciting is that the iPhone takes mobile learning to a whole new level because now students have full functionality and mobility of Studywiz from the palm of their hand."

Research into the use of mobile learning technologies in teaching and learning has found that mobile learning has a positive impact on student engagement and increases communication between teachers, students and parents.

The ability for students to access learning resources outside of the classroom enables them to revisit class resources anytime and take more responsibility for their learning.

Studywiz is currently used in 16 countries around the world and is accredited by Becta to supply its learning platform to 29,000 schools in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.