About us – Our story, mission & values
At ClickView, we strive to transform teaching and learning experiences globally.We support over 5,000 schools, colleges, and universities by empowering educators with the best of technology and enriching the education of future generations through world-leading video content.
ClickView was founded in 2003 and we’ve grown exponentially since our early years. Now with teams in the UK, Australia and the US, we have more than 100 staff worldwide working to make a positive impact on the education of future generations. Here’s how we evolved from a tech start-up into a world-leading content producer of curriculum-relevant video titles for educators and students.
The story begins
ClickView is founded in 2003 by Evan Clark, Tim Power and Matthew Sandblom, representing a whole new way for teachers to engage with students, especially digital natives. ClickView operates as an on-premise streaming solution for schools and needs a software install and a server.
The vision of ClickView takes shape around the forward-thinking belief that digital video will quickly become the future, long before the dawn of streaming services like YouTube.
The ClickView platform is an instant hit, allowing teachers to stream content locally rather than borrowing DVD or VHS videos. Everything is suddenly available on computers and in the classroom.
ClickView is the exclusive distributor of Video Education Australia (VEA)/Classroom Video/Learning Essential content in digital format.
Schools can now record TV
- ClickView develops its own DVR technology, allowing schools to record and share television content.
Boots on the ground in the UK
- Tim Power opens ClickView’s first UK office in Bristol, which at the time is shared with another Australian educational technology company, 3P Learning.
- Future ClickView CEO Edward Filetti joins the team of 12 as a part-time accounts junior.
- We begin our partnerships with third-party producers, to bring together the very best of educational content in one place.
Cambridge here we come!
- ClickView grows in the UK and moves into its own office, this time in Cambridge.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- The ClickView 24-7 device is launched, enabling schools to harvest far more TV content than was previously possible.
- ClickView takes on additional offices to keep up with their Australian growth.
The cloud changes everything
- ClickView moves to Microsoft Azure in 2012, catapulting it into a growth cycle that sees it reach hundreds of schools worldwide.
- With video delivery via the cloud, customers can be set-up and using the ClickView product immediately using a single sign-on service.
- ClickView consolidates its Australian offices into their current headquarters in Pyrmont, Sydney.
The cloud advances
- ClickView 24-7 Cloud Launches, a revolutionary advance making free-to-air TV available to educators, via the cloud.
More than a tech company
- ClickView acquires education video production house VEA and a studio in Melbourne to establish ClickView Productions.
- 1,500 schools now using ClickView.
- ClickView video views show a 65 percent increase from prior year.
Continuing to innovate in teaching and learning
- ClickView launches interactive videos and ClickView TV.
- More than 2,000 schools are now using ClickView.
- Hitting Home with Sarah Ferguson, a documentary series focused on violence against women, is the most added show ever in its first 24 hours on ClickView.
- National Theatre: On Demand. In Schools, a theatre-in-education project, uses ClickView to make productions available free of charge to every school in the UK.
- ClickView moves into the post-secondary education sector, working with hundreds of colleges and universities in Australia and the UK.
Taking center stage
- Our interactive videos are a finalist at the BETT Awards, an annual celebration for the highest levels of achievement by companies that supply information and communications technology (ICT) for education.
- ClickView now services over 2,500 schools and users can access curriculum-relevant video anywhere, anytime, and on multiple devices.
- Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver is the first of our own productions to be screened on broadcast TV in Australia.
Major digital developments
- We launch our new digital curriculum catalog, helping to ensure educators can easily find the most appropriate educational content.
- ClickView users now have access to the BBC RES, an archive of any BBC digitized content broadcast since mid-2007.
- TV Guide is now available to browse Freeview TV education content.
- ClickView moves its UK office to the London tech hub of Shoreditch.
- The Australian state of Victoria chooses ClickView for all Secondary and all-through schools.
- Over 2,700 schools now use ClickView.
- ClickView continues to focus and invest more heavily in world class teaching and learning and curriculum production.
- ClickView expands its production studios to Melbourne and London.
- Delvene Neilson, one of Australia’s leading EdTech industry experts, joins us from 3P Learning as Head of Customer Success.
From strength to strength
- ClickView receives BETT and Education Resource Awards (ERA) recognition for secondary content.
- ATOM Award finalist for Best Animation, Growth Mindset, and Best Web Series, World War II.
- EDTECH50 list ClickView as ‘One to Note’.
- Victoria (Australian state) expands its access to provide 1,500 primary schools with ClickView.
- Now 100% cloud based, ‘Shared Libraries’ facilitates collaboration with enterprise tools.
- Over 4,000 schools and colleges around the world now use ClickView, with a 98 percent renewal rate.
- Michael Wilkinson from I Am Learning and Frog, revered by many in the UK EdTech industry, takes the role of UK Managing Director.
Our biggest year to date
- ClickView Free released in response to the Coronavirus pandemic offering hundreds of our best resources at no cost for all UK schools.
- Partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council and Inverclyde Council to provide all Edinburgh and Inverclyde students and teachers with ClickView access.
- ClickView becomes a sponsor of the Blended Learning Consortium.
- UK Business Heroes award from the British Chambers of Commerce & HRH the Countess of Wessex for our COVID-19 response.
- Partnership with Makematic and content contribution to Teaching Online Masterclass, a free online repository of online teaching resources.
- Selected by the UK Department for Education as a recommended supplier of high-quality resources.
- User numbers triple during remote learning, with video views quadrupling.
- Chosen by Education Scotland to host their video content to all schools in the country.
- ClickView earns Cyber Essentials Plus security accreditation.
As an organization, we exist to enhance teaching and learning. We support educators at all levels of learning to foster creative and innovative educational environments and to deliver powerful pedagogical outcomes through technology and video. We operate with four key values at our heart.
We demonstrate our passion for deeper educational experiences through learning, growing, and sharing our knowledge.
People are at the heart of our organization. We are accountable, and we communicate with each other and our customers with honesty and respect.
Lead the way
We play an integral role in evolving teaching and learning through future-focused innovation, rising to challenges and always ensuring that we have the long-term in mind.
Play as one team
We work hard but always make time for fun as we build meaningful relationships, collaborate and share inspiration.
We’re proud to produce award-winning educational videos and teaching resources for educators around the world.