Aula is an engaging and intuitive “conversational interface” at the core of an ecosystem of integrations – a modern alternative to learning management systems.
Aula challenges the assumptions of learning management systems by focusing entirely on communication and enabling the transition “from digitisation of document repositories to engaging technology-enhanced learning.”
Founded at University of Oxford, Aula has been piloted by instructors and students in 200+ classes across 30 universities. The institutional version is released in August.
Blackboard is the world’s leading education technology company, bringing millions of people around the world closer to the knowledge they seek and the potential they can achieve. We build innovative education technologies and engaging interfaces focused on the learner; and we offer education consulting services, analytics and communication tools that support learning for all.
Bloom – CoSector, University of London
Bloom VLE, developed and supported by the software services team at CoSector – University of London (formally ULCC), has been offering customers Moodle & Mahara hosting and support solutions since 2006. We continually invest in research and development to better understand our customers and users, we then offer flexible cost-effective solutions to meet those needs. As part of the University of London we are able to leverage our knowledge and expertise to support learning technologists in their aims to provide the best student experience.
Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that teachers need and students want. As the most usable, customisable, adaptable, and reliable virtual learning environment (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other VLE. So, in the end, investing in 21st century education technology actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it’s supposed to). Learn more about Canvas at www.CanvasVLE.co.uk.
Catalyst IT Europe is part of a global team specialising in the design, development and support of enterprise grade IT systems using open source technologies. Our Brighton based team has a particular focus on tools and platforms that support the delivery of higher and further education.
As foundation Moodle Partners and maintainers of the Mahara ePortfolio, our services include:
- fully managed hosting and support – including migration to and management on cloud infrastructure;
- diagnostic and performance optimisation of existing platforms;
- complex system integrations;
- development of new / custom features and functionality.
Talk to us to get the most out of your VLE.
DigiExam is a comprehensive assessment platform that enables students to write high-stakes exams on their own device in a secure and reliable environment.
Students who use DigiExam are empowered to construct higher quality answers with increased efficiency and have confidence that our local client technology will continue to provide full functionality with no loss of data if internet connection is lost.
Through a comprehensive set of tools, lecturers can create and grade exams efficiently while providing timely feedback to students on their scripts and multiple choice responses.
DigiExam currently serves over 1,000 universities and schools in 50+ countries and are the proud winners of the 2017 BETT Award for ‘Higher Education /Further Education – Digital Services’.
As a leading computer-based testing and embedded-assessment platform, ExamSoft provides educators with in-depth data that gives insight into student learning. Its software enables clients to more efficiently administer assessments and analyse data to improve curricular and test design, help accreditation compliance, and encourage student self-directed learning. ExamSoft has served more than 1,200 academic institutions for 19 years, administering millions of exams worldwide.
Inspera is a trusted partner to higher education institutions, governments and awarding bodies for large-scale computer based assessments. Inspera Assessment is a secure, robust and flexible e-Assessment Platform that is easy to use and support the entire assessment lifecycle. Used for a range of formative and summative assessment types, like BYOD e-exams and e-submission of assignments. The company provides technology, know-how and the service level needed to succeed with large-scale implementation of e-assessment.
Example references: National directorate of Education in Norway, Cambridge International Examinations, Caribbean Examinations Council and a large variety of Scandinavian and UK Universities.
We are the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.
- Dedicated entirely to the sectors’ individual and collective needs
- Not a vendor: we deal with and/or work with vendors and publishers on the collective behalf
- Not for profit: every pound is used for the sectors’ benefit
- Objective, but not unbiased: we put the sectors’ interests above all else
We are of the sectors, by the sectors, for the sectors.
Vevox is the award-winning live polling and Q&A app designed to increase student engagement and knowledge retention through interaction. A Student Response System (SRS) accessible on any smartphone, tablet or computer, Vevox is the simple to use engagement solution for the smartphone age.
OpenStax provides free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks for introductory college and advanced placement courses, as well as low-cost, personalized courseware that helps students learn.
A nonprofit ed tech initiative based at Rice University, we’re committed to helping students access the tools they need to complete their courses and meet their educational goals.
Panopto helps universities and businesses create searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer in video content management systems, video capture software, and inside-video search technology. Today, Panopto’s video platform is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Sydney, Panopto has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture. For more information, visit www.panopto.com.
For more than a hundred years we have been providing educators with many of the tools they need to deliver a high standard of education. The landscape has changed a lot in that time, and so have we. Using our flexible content from world-renowned academics, our innovative digital technology, and a wealth of experience, we create and deliver personalised learning solutions and services that improve educational outcomes. Pop along to the Pearson stand at the ALT Conference to discuss how we can help your institution or visit uk.pearson.com to learn more.
PebblePad is a unique learning platform designed to support learningfrom experience – not learning by clicking through content. PebblePad’s templated structure helps people capture, make sense of,and showcase their unique knowledge, talents and skills – and provide authentic evidence.
Whilst the platform is geared around personal learning, it is designed to do so in an organisational context meaning that it’s possible to submit work, get reports, provide comments and feedback and assess performance.
With a modern HTML 5 interface, PebblePad allows learners to access their personal store from a wide range of devices. They can also use the dedicated mobile app to create records and capture activities as they occur. We love showing examples of real PebblePad use, so why not visit us for a chat. We’ve almost certainly got some examples from your areas of interest.
Positive Internet Company
The Positive Internet Company (www.positive-internet.com) has been an innovative open-technology company since 1998. Focusing on high-end hosting with second-to-none customer support, we own and operate our own data center near Cambridge, UK with hundreds of our own servers (almost all running Debian). We host and maintain a variety of systems, many of these are fully managed by the Positive technical team. In addition to working with some big and interesting corporations (including major financial organizations and media groups) and household names (British celebrities like Ricky Gervais and Stephen Fry), we host none other than the father of Free Software himself, Richard M. Stallman.
Turning Technologies is an eLearning company that believed in the pedagogical benefits of interactive response technology. We develop solutions to enhance learning at all levels, whils being committed to innovation and product reliability that will improve instruction.
Turnitin actively partners with educators and institutions to enhance academic integrity and excellence through formative tools and educational resources.
Turnitin Feedback Studio as an innovative industry-leading service for originality checking, grading and peer review. As well as saving educators time assessing work, it raises standards of academic integrity by matching against the most comprehensive database available and enables the provision of engaging feedback that improves student learning.
Turnitin is used by over 15,000 institutions worldwide, to empower instructors and help students take ownership of their ideas and build the critical l thinking skills that are the foundation of academic success.
URKUND’s constant development has meant that the academic service has evolved to become the most effective plagiarism prevention and detection system available on the market.
URKUND can be integrated into almost all Virtual Learning Environments such as Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and Moodle. Digital examination and feedback systems such as Inspera, Revisely and Wiseflow have also seen the benefits of offering their product with built-in plagiarism detection.
URKUND is a Germanic word, its meaning is something along the lines of “original document”, “unaltered original” or “deed”. Its English pronunciation is similar to how one says “gherkin”: i.e. “erkin” [ɜːkɪn].
UNIwise is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company targeting higher education on a mission to free exams and assessment from the general paper, time and place constraints. The company’s cloud-based platform, WISEflow, is an end-to-end workflow supporting software, that help institutions streamline, deliver and manage their various exams and assessments. By digitising exams and assessments through WISEflow, the company help individuals and institutions maximise the potential of exams and assessments through technology and broaden the possibilities for requirements, exam types, monitoring and combinations. WISEflow is the most used platform in Scandinavia and now expands throughout Europe and especially UK. Crucial to the success is the company’s deep insight and understanding of higher education pedagogics, practices and administrative processes. Learn more on https://europe.wiseflow.net/
Wiley Global Education serves undergraduate, graduate, and advanced placement students, lifelong learners, and, in Australia, secondary school students. We publish educational materials in all media, notably through WileyPLUS, our integrated online suite of teaching and learning resources. Our programs target the sciences, engineering, computer science, mathmatics, business and accounting, statistics, geography, hospitality and culinary arts, education, psychology, and modern languages.