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DigiExam celebrates over 3,000,000 handed in exams!

On April 2nd DigiExam reached a huge milestone. We now have a total of over 3,000,000 handed in exams since our start in 2011! We are extremely proud of all our users and grabs the opportunity to say: Thank you for joining in on the revolution of digital exams!

This is a true proof of concept that a user-friendly and reliable platform for digital examinations really is adopted widely by teachers and used for all types of assessments, tests and high stakes exams.

Easy to operate from a teacher/supervisor perspective and full offline support for students during an exam, without putting a lot of additional effort to solve technical issues. The reliability for students that ensures them to take an exam without worrying about internet connectivity and data loss in case of a problem occurring.

The Customer Success Team with teacher experience help new and existing customers implement and use DigiExam widely. A tool for teachers to use both for assessing students and supporting the learning process, moreover a tool for diverse usage.

With our Support team in-house and just a couple of feet away from the developers in the Tech team, we are agile and work closely together taking full control of our product without being dependent on third-party services.

Compared to last year, DigiExam has increased handed-in exams with 80 percent and hit a new record with 510 322 hand-ins. The second quarter of the year is a peak season for examinations and high-stakes exams.

We are more than prepared for the significantly higher amount of users who will be handing in their digital exams in a few months!

From all of us at DigiExam, Thank you!

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Insights: Devices used by students 2018

To better understand our users, we collect data to track what devices they use DigiExam with. This data has great value for us since it enables us to respond fast to shifts in OS adoption, as well as be confident when it is time to deprecate older platforms.

With this information at hand, we would like to pay it forward by sharing some of the insights with other people working in the EdTech space, as it can be valuable to know what devices you have to target when building an application for schools.

Platforms used by students

The data set consists of 152 242 devices from 16 different regions that has submitted logs from our Windows, iPad, Chromebook or macOS applications. Major part of the data points are from Sweden, followed by Iceland, Canada, New Zealand, and Israel in size. The US is excluded from the data since it is stored in a separate data set.

All data points have been collected in the last 180 days; after that, this data is automatically anonymized. Anonymization strips the device identifier which is required for the statistics.

Platform usage by students statistics 2018

Conclusions

Windows devices are popular for both Higher Education and K-12, hardly anything surprising there.

Chromebooks are the second most popular devices on K-12 schools, while it is non-existing on Higher Education. It is worth mentioning is that the  data is affected by the fact that Chromebooks need to be centrally managed by the school in order to be usable for our application, and that Higher Education is almost exclusively bring-your-own-device.

macOS devices are very popular in Higher Education while they are less popular on K-12 schools. The cause of this is probably that 1:1 computing programs are common on K-12 schools, while the general policy on Higher Education is bring-your-own-device.

iOS devices are similar to Chromebooks in that they are more popular on K-12 schools than on Higher Education. On K-12, it has a considerate share of the devices while on Higher Education the usage is neglectable.

Looking at the data emphasizes the need to understand what platforms to target for which age group in EdTech. Our approach to target all four platforms with a cross-platform client seems to have paid off to get a high adoption rate of the service. We hope that the insight this data provides can help you take a decision on what platforms to target for your service.

Feel free to reach out to me at robin.andersson@digiexam.com if you have any questions about this data or want to know more.

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Deloitte Sweden Technology Fast 50 award to DigiExam

Deloitte Sweden Technology Fast 50 is a ranking and award of Sweden’s fastest growing technology companies. The ranking is based on the average revenue growth of companies during the past four-year period, including both public and private companies. The list covers all types of technology – from internet and computer equipment to greentech and life sciences.

DigiExam was awarded the ranking 40 by having a revenue growth of 516% – which makes us the Swedish EdTech company that has grown fastest the last four years.

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User Spotlight: “It allows me to grade much more quickly. I love that.”

We recently had the pleasure of catching up with one of our users, Lisa Orenstein, the science department chair at The Overlake School in Washington state.  The Overlake School uses a number of digital tools, but last year Lisa was looking for one she could trust in a testing environment.  She reached out to their director of technology to see if they could find an online platform that would block students from accessing their desktops, hard drives, and the internet while completing a test or quiz. Then DigiExam stepped in.

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Let the Students Speak

As a teacher, it’s important to provide students with the feedback they need – but, does the feedback always have to come from you? See how changing the direction of feedback can re-engage students and improve classroom culture. 

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7 Digital Hacks to Save Teachers Time

It’s no secret that teachers face an uphill battle when it comes to fulfilling all the tasks their role demands of them. With grading, planning, searching for resources, and data management all vying for time and attention, it can often feel like there are not enough hours in the day, week – or even year! Take a moment to check out these 7 digital hacks to help tackle your teaching workload!

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Almedalen 2016: “Hur blir Sverige världsbäst på att nyttja digitaliseringens möjligheter?”

I veckan deltog DigiExams VD Johan Hägglund, Julie Améen chef offentlig sektor CGI, Markus Lundström chef digitala plattformar Volvo Cars, Göran Sundin utvecklingsstrateg Skatteverket och Christer Forsberg CDO Stockholms stad i en paneldebatt under Almedalsveckan. Deltagarna diskuterade hur den offentliga sektorn ska utvecklas med den ökade digitaliseringen som sker i samhället.

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