DigiExam shortlisted for three 2017 Bett Awards

Nov 28, 2016 Mark

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - SURREY, England - Nov 28, 2016 - DigiExam, short listed in no less than three 2017 BETT Award categories  – International Digital Education Resource, Higher Education/Further Education Digital Resource and ICT Innovator of the Year – will be featuring its sophisticated secure end-to-end digital assessment, mid- and high-stake exam creation and grading platform on Stand G448.

Proven to save staff over 40% in time spent marking allowing more time for interacting with students and improving educational outcomes, DigiExam is available as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering which now comes with LTI integration – new this year – enabling schools, colleges and universities to link it seamlessly to their Learning Management System.

Considered by many as the most esteemed accolade in the industry, the Bett Awards provide a showcase of resources and companies that seek to provide educators with the information, ideas and inspiration that are fundamental to the learning process.

The BETT Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. The awards form an integral part of BETT each year, the world’s leading showcase of education technology solutions. The winners are seen to have excelled in ICT provision and support for schools, with a clear focus on what works in the classroom.

Launched in 2014, DigiExam’s digital assessment, exam and grading solution is used in over 1,500 schools, colleges and universities in 50 countries worldwide, including the UK, USA, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Russia, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Colombia, Turkey, India, South Africa and Nigeria. Over 100,000 students have used the system and more than 400,000 digital assessments and exams have been delivered.

Response from users has been extremely positive. Teachers favour DigiExam because it saves time, is secure and suitable for high-stakes examinations, auto-saves content and can be used on- and offline, so that students can start and submit their papers offline if internet connectivity drops.  Teachers also like the fact that they can create, or co-create, assessments and exams with colleagues simply and efficiently, store them in their DigiExam library, re-use assessments, exams and questions, share them with colleagues and drag and drop them into new tests. Also ranked highly was the ability to co-grade whole exams or mark question by question instead of student by student, grade anonymously, auto-correct multiple choice questions, annotate text-based answers and match exam questions against a rubric they have created allowing them to measure outcomes.

Students favour the platform because it enables them to download assessments and exams created by staff or by examining bodies securely to their laptops, work in a familiar environment, type their answers more quickly and efficiently and avoid being penalised for poor handwriting and presentation.

Commenting on DigiExam Jeremy Sambuca, EdTech Director, The Hewitt School in New York said, “There were two key reasons why we wanted to switch to digital exams. Firstly we wanted to save our teachers time spent marking so they could focus on teaching the curriculum. Secondly we wanted to embrace a format that our students already felt more comfortable with. DigiExam has proved a real time saver for our teachers.”

Lars Ågren, University Director, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, said, “The most fulfilling part of being an educator is the chance to meet and interact with students. Through digital exams and DigiExam, we’re able to drastically reduce admin time and replace it with important student interaction. This is far more valuable than manual marking!

For further information please visit www.digiexam.com

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