Last month we had the chance to chat with user Lauren Vargas, a high school history teacher. Lauren had been working to make her classroom completely paperless and wanted to find a digital assessment option, which allowed her students to complete quizzes, tests and assignments more securely. In just one school year, Lauren has created 24 different exams and received over 550 hand-ins from her students.
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.
DigiExam had an impressive closure to 2016 and kicked off 2017 with some major milestones. Between taking home a win at the Bett awards and beginning new projects with two prestigious universities, the team is excited for all 2017 has in store.
Earlier this month, we headed to the Bett awards, where we had been named finalists in three categories: The ICT Innovator of the Year, International Digital Education Resource, and Higher Education/Further Education Digital Services. On January 25th, our team anxiously awaited the results.
As education continues to place a greater emphasis on learning skills, such as: critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity; how can teachers ensure they’re providing feedback that will support student’s development within these areas? See how one high school history teacher provides feedback that encourages his student’s to integrate skills across multiple subject areas.
Did you know that 98% of students believe that it is important to receive feedback from their instructor and 91% feel that feedback helps them to better understand their progress within their coursework? The big question is, how can teachers make sure they are delivering this effectively?