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School’s out for summer – 2019

DigiExam would like to acknowledge all teaching staff, course administrators and students for the academic year of 2018/2019 so far.

We’ll continue to strive for delivering digital examinations to everyone!

For the majority, the academic year of 2018/2019 is coming to an end and we’d like to express our gratitude to all our users! The student location map above indicates the reach of DigiExam and the recent NPS survey conveys the message that we’re heading in the right direction in terms of being the most reliable and user-friendly platform on the market. 

Regardless if you use DigiExam as an external tool in your LMS or as a stand-alone application, it is beyond question that your feedback drives our journey to further improvement. Accordingly does your proof of concept that a user-friendly and reliable platform for digital examinations is adopted widely and used by teachers for all types of assessments, tests and high stakes exams.

Product features this spring

The latest release of the Invigilator view allows a teacher or course administrator to share the exam overview with a colleague or exam supervisor. Either by co-sharing the entire exam process from exam creation, activation and co-grading of students’ answers. Thus an even more traditional usage – by giving an exam supervisor the viewing rights to monitor student progress during the exam, without compromising exam integrity.

Additionally, word gaps and simple answers can replace traditional MCQ in some forms of assessments, the add media functionality allows external links and resources, and the locked or randomized question order does not only fit high stake exams but give teachers additional tools to an increased usage of DigiExam.

Pushing the 1 2 3 4 million mark

In early April, we reached yet another milestone of 3 000 000 hand ins, thus a numerous amount of saved papers and with automatic grading, a lot of teacher time better spent than grading student answers!

We’ll continue presenting product news and user cases on our blog, presenting innovative teachers across all fields of education and how they use DigiExam in their field of expertise.

We wish all our users a great summer and later on a warm welcome back to a new, exciting academic year with a lot of pleasant surprises!

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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.

In Q1 2019, in comparison with Q1 the previous year we saw an increase in handed-in exams with 80% a hit a new record for handed in exams in a quartal with 510,322 hand-ins. In Q2 which normally is the peak season for examinations and high-stakes exams, we expect a significantly larger amount.

From all of us at DigiExam, Thank you!

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Deloitte Sweden Technology Fast 50 award to DigiExam

DigiExam is one of the technology companies who grown the fastest during the last four years. Deloitte Sweden Technology Fast 50 celebrated our achievements by awarding DigiExam the ranking 40. 

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 green tech and life sciences.

DigiExam was awarded the ranking 40 by having revenue growth of 516 percent, which makes us one of the technology companies in Sweden that has grown the fastest the last four years.

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Welcoming Cecilia to the DigiExam Team

Cecilia Vahlin

Head of Higher Education

  • Who is Cecilia?

Originally, she studied to become an elementary school teacher in Swedish and English at Linköping University, and proceeded to teach Swedish for nine years at the International English School in Linköping. Further on she worked at the independent school Erlaskolan in Norrköping, who was one of the early providing their students with  a 1:1 solution, which is one computer per student. Erlaskolan had focus on entrepreneurship and digitization. After a few years, she chose a new direction in the edtech business and became an ICT coordinator at the Education Department in Linköping Municipality. A few years later, she started working at the LMS, itslearning in Malmö. A new colleague with experience within education, digitization, sales, marketing and procurement both within schools, higher education and business world.

  • Why did you choose DigiExam?

Cecilia describes how, for a long time,  she has requested an improved exam scenario for all kinds of education – from universities to companies. When she found DigiExam, she found a technically well-developed, user friendly and intuitive, but above all  a secure environment for users. Usually, it is due to a technical threshold that teachers and managers are resisting to try, or use, new digital tools, but with DigiExam the threshold feels extremely low and the solution is easy to use. Another reason is the ability to use accessibility settings to individualize for those users who benefit from spell check, text-to-speech or extended time, but she believes that all users ,  benefit from being able to use these settings sometimes. 

  • Main goal with your role at DigiExam?

She wants to contribute to improve and develop the examination form on all levels – especially focusing on universities and higher education – in Sweden as well as  the rest of the world.

The foundation of my philosophy is to maximize the outcome of learning  for as many people as possible by offering flexible methods and tools to achieve that. A solution that suits everyone,no matter how you work or what you teach, DigiExam always has functions/features you can use to maximize or optimize your teaching and learning..

  • Vision?

A clear altruistic ideology where she will improve the education sector and hopefully the entire society – Schools and Academies today demand freedom to choose the best tools and combine them with each other – the  days where you chose one single technical solution and adapted the education thereafter, are history. The pedagogical situation shall decide what digital solutions one chooses – and the choice of tool for creating, fulfilling and assessing exams is simple  – DigiExam.

The goal is to provide national and international academies with a secure, time saving and efficient method for teachers and students in terms of taking exams as well as creating and marking them.

We are proud that Cecilia is choosing DigiExam and look forward to see the product develop further with a new colleague  in our team!

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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 the 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 the 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 worldwide 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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