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DigiExam Announces New Project with McDonough School of Business at Georgetown

NEW YORK, NY (January 31, 2017) DigiExam, the leading platform for creating and grading digital exams, continues its growth in US higher education and today announced a new project with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

The McDonough School of Business reached out to DigiExam to provide a reliable and secure platform for digital test creation and grading.  

“We have been looking for a secure, easy-to-use digital assessment platform for years,” said John Carpenter, Chief Technology Officer at Georgetown McDonough. “So we’re very excited to get started with the tools and features DigiExam offers.”

Between undergraduate and graduate programs, Georgetown McDonough serves approximately 3,600 students with more than 140 professors and teaching staff.

“We are honored to be working with the outstanding leaders at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University” said Gustaf Nordbäck, Chief Operating Officer at DigiExam. “But more than that, we’re excited to help them on their path to make the examination process more efficient and help the educators and students leverage the power and convenience of digital exams.”

With the Georgetown McDonough project, DigiExam is continuing its relationship with some of the leading and most distinguished educational institutions and brands in the world.

Most recently, DigiExam has partnered with the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, the world’s first collegiate school of business.  Wharton School serves 4,993 students across their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.  The partnership will open the opportunity for other departments and schools at University of Pennsylvania to pilot with DigiExam as well.

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About DigiExam:

DigiExam is an intuitive digital assessment platform used to create, administer and evaluate performance.  DigiExam provides educators with a secure digital testing environment.  We strive to provide the right set of tools to assess learners in a reliable, effective and unbiased fashion to empower them on their learning journey.  DigiExam simplifies the exam process for instructors and teachers, helps students complete tests more efficiently, and saves both time and money for institutions.  The platform ensures 100% reliability by allowing students to begin and submit assessments online and offline.  Currently, DigiExam serves over 2,100 organizations across more than 80 countries.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the premier destination for global business education, provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in the service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs prepare students to be “global ready” by providing a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree or custom programs. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter: @msbgu.

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DigiExam wins international award at the world’s leading event for learning technology

Swedish company DigiExam, with its platform designed to help educators to create, deliver and mark assessments, has won the prestigious Bett award in the ‘Higher Education/Further Education digital services’ category. Coinciding with Bett, the world’s leading event for learning technology, the awards are considered the highest accolade in the industry.

The Bett Awards play a key role in identifying and rewarding excellence in education trade. The winning organisations were announced at the Bett Awards dinner in London on Wednesday 25 January.

The judges said, ‘DigiExam is an innovative product that helps teachers create a variety of exams and assessments. It makes collating marking and feedback easy and gives teachers a lot of control over the assessment process; a very useful tool for blended and online learning’.

Patrick Hayes, director of BESA and chair of judges for the Bett Awards said, “If you’re looking for evidence that the UK EdTech sector is world-leading, look no further than the fantastically innovative winners of the Bett Awards 2017. Our esteemed judging panel of educationalists faced a huge task in deciding which of the hundreds of entries should win or be highly commended.”

“Well done to DigiExam! With more outstanding entrants than ever before, it is a remarkable achievement in its first year of business in the UK. The global reputation of the Bett Awards means that DigiExam, indeed all the finalists, have an honour that is recognised and respected by educators across the world.”

Rachel Brodie, portfolio director at Ascential Events added: “What makes these Awards different is that they focus on the resources, services and the people that really make an impact on learning and the day-to-day work of the teachers in the classroom.

“I would like to congratulate the team at DigiExam; its constant determination to achieve excellence in design, delivery and support helps to ensure that the outcomes for schools across the world are the very best.”

“In our field of creating efficient and powerful technologies that improve teaching, learning and assessment, winning the Bett Award is a high honour,” said DigiExam CEO and cofounder Johan Hägglund.

“We are humbled by this great recognition and both excited and proud of the way our company is redefining the way learners are assessed.”

For more information, please visit www.bettawards.com.

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About Bett

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary in 2017, Bett has evolved into the world’s leading event for learning technology, with a broader remit than ever before. Covering the breadth of lifelong learning, the event brings together more than 35,000 industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas inspiration on how to support learning together through technology. Bett 2017 will run over four days from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 January at ExCeL London.  For more information, please visit www.bettshow.com

About BESA

BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association representing more than 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital-content related services to the education market. For more information, please visit www.besa.org.uk.

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DigiExam, Leading Digital Assessment Provider, Announces $3.5 Million in Series A Funding

International investment group funds aggressive expansion in the US and other markets

DigiExam, the leading provider of digital tools to create and grade academic tests, today announced it raised $3.5 million in Series A. The round was led by a syndicate of tech entrepreneurs and investors from Europe and Asia including Joen Bonnier, of the Bonnier family, owner of the largest media group in Sweden.

DigiExam provides educators and schools with secure digital testing and exam software as a service (SaaS) solutions that replaces traditional pen and paper testing. With DigiExam, testing and examinations take less time to prepare, less time to take and less time to grade. DigiExam estimates it can save teachers 50% of their time in a test situation – time spent giving and grading traditional tests.

With the new investment, DigiExam will continue its international expansion in several new markets, including the US, and will continue to establish itself as the leading provider in the growing digital exam and assessment space. DigiExam already serves over 1,000 schools across 45 countries with several US institutions including Columbia University and the Hewitt School in New York City.

CEO and cofounder, Johan Hägglund, was frustrated and performing poorly on handwritten long exams during business school. He created DigiExam with Nima Marefat while studying at the Stockholm School of Economics, which became the company’s first customer. Officially launched in 2014 with headquarters in Stockholm, DigiExam has grown ten-fold in teacher and institutional adoption in the last 12 months and has a 100% retention rate with users who pay for advanced features.

“Secure, efficient, and reliable digital testing is better for teachers and students alike because it saves both time and money,” said Johan Hägglund. “As schools and educators see the savings, and digitally native students continue to favor digital testing spaces, the growth potential for our products is exponential.”

Unique to the industry, DigiExam is an intuitive and easy product for teachers and differentiates itself from the competition by being:

  • 100% Reliable – High stakes testing environments demand technology solutions that are completely reliable and the DigiExam platform works online and offline where all data is continuously saved to avoid any form of data loss.
  • Cheat proof – With a lockdown client, there is no way that students can browse the internet or in any other shape or form cheat on the exam. Additionally, the platform retains the anonymity of students to remove teacher bias when grading.
  • Collaborative – DigiExam allows teachers to co-create and co-grade exams.

“It’s not whether schools will move to digital assessments, it’s when they do it and how,” said Joen Bonnier. “DigiExam has the potential to both transform school assessment practices and produce great return.”

DigiExam was originally backed with seed funding from Gustav Söderström, CPO of Spotify, Sophia Bendz, former CMO of Spotify and Sven Hagströmer, early investor and previous Chairman of Unicorn Klarna and have all made follow-on investment in DigiExam’s Series A financing.

About DigiExam
DigiExam is the leading digital assessment provider to create, deliver and grade academic tests. Through a comprehensive, integrated set of tools, the platform makes life easier for teachers to prepare and grade exams, helps students to take tests more efficiently, and saves the environment and schools money by reducing paper wastage. DigiExam is 100% reliable, cheat proof and collaborative and currently serves over 1,000 schools in 45 countries.

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