We are delighted to share with you our final sponsors for the Online Winter Conference 2020.
Blackboard is the world’s leading EdTech provider, advancing learning in partnership with clients so that students, educators, and institutions can meet their goals today and prepare for the future. Our 20-years of experience in EdTech, our deep knowledge of education and our integrated, data-backed platform approach enables us to provide you the unique insights you need to overcome your complex challenges. We help you address your challenges through a holistic approach. Our products and services help institutions successfully recruit and retain students, deliver effective teaching and learning, and measure hard results. You may know us for our LMS/VLE, but we’re a lot more than that.
UNIwise works with universities to unleash the potential of digital assessment to advance students’ learning and transform education. Born out of higher education in 2012, UNIwise is the provider of WISEflow, a digital assessment platform that manages the complete assessment and feedback lifecycle across a wide range of formative and summative assessment types and covering the majority of assessment formats. WISEflow is trusted by over 110 institutions across Europe to deliver more authentic assessments, improve and streamline the assessment process and raise student satisfaction – reconceiving assessment and feedback as the heart of learning.
Vevox is the award-winning live polling and Q&A app designed to increase student engagement and knowledge retention through interaction. Accessible on any smartphone, tablet or computer, Vevox is a simple to use Student Response System (SRS) for your online, hybrid or face to face classes. Vevox helps educators to gain instant student feedback, test knowledge, increase participation and above all give every student a voice. Used in 150+ countries by over 1500 businesses and educational institutions, winner of the 2018 Bett Award for higher education and the highest independently rated SRS system on the market (4.8 out of 5 on Trustpilot.)
Inspera Assessment was created to provide test takers with equal opportunities and to enable them to prove their skills in an authentic way. We empower universities, awarding organisations, governments, municipalities and schools to deliver secure, standardised tests, open- and closed-book exams, as well as formative and diagnostics tests. Inspera Assessment is a secure cloud-based, end-to-end assessment platform that supports your organisation’s examination cycle entirely on-screen, from initial question creation to exam delivery and collaborative marking. Along with a wide range of question types, Inspera also supports safe Remote Exams with advanced monitoring in a time where social distancing is important.
Ouriginal is a software for anyone that wants to combine a text-matching system with author metrics for the ultimate originality check. You can seamlessly integrate it into your current workflow, whether you use it through a learning management system (LMS) or as a stand-alone product. Ouriginal was born out of the fact that Urkund and PlagScan decided to join forces and create a product that combines both our strengths, where we rely on three combined decades of experiences and expertise. As a customer this means you’ll simply get the best of both, in one solution.
Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Our goal is to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain name to your students as easy as possible and giving you the support you need to make it all happen.
The Open Access movement has changed the world of publishing forever. As Open Access publishing evolves and gains momentum, traditional publishing houses have a hard time keeping up. The need for author-friendly, flexible and highly configurable systems, has left many publishers in the backwaters. More and more academic societies are now turning to open source technologies to manage digital publishing on their own. And that is where Open Academia comes in.
Open Academia is ALT’s publishing partner for Research in Learning Technology.
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.
Registration is still open for the Conference taking place on 15-16 December. The full two day programme will feature speakers from across sectors and bring together experts to discuss the most urgent questions facing institutions and individuals as they scale up the use of technology for learning, teaching and assessment. From creating a framework for the ethical use of Learning Technology to scaling up provision in an emergency and beyond, the conference will provide an opportunity to showcase excellence in EdTech practice and research.