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Process
Data & Insights

Lighting the unknown: How reporting can guide the way for learning

Reporting has traditionally been an underserved area in learning, but for Learnosity Product Manager Nick Hutton, data allows individuals to build a clearer picture of how they’re doing and where they can improve.

by Nick HuttonProduct Manager
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Principles
Design
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New UK regulations on designing and developing accessible assessments

Some recently published regulatory guidance from the UK exams regulator, Ofqual shows how the UK is taking the lead when it comes to accessible and inclusive assessments

by John Kleeman EVP at Learnosity & Questionmark
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People
Customer Support
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Our people: Rich Shupe

Rich Shupe, Learnosity's VP of Global Support, talks big-picture motivations, the power of care in building a company culture, and the wonders of woodworking.

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor

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Principles
Strategy
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“Our job is to find the fit”: Transparency, trust, and the art of the Technical Sale

As the Technical Sales guru at Learnosity, David O’Sullivan combines an oceanic knowledge of our product suite with a deep-seated customer empathy.

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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Company
News & announcements
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Learnosity acquires Questionmark

Big news! Learnosity has acquired Questionmark, the end-to-end assessments, proctoring, badging, and reporting solutions provider.

by Learnosity
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Data & Security
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Four suggestions for getting privacy right when developing edtech

As digital interactions increase, so does the flow of data and the risk of its misuse. But edtech can respect and protect learner privacy. John Kleeman, EVP at Learnosity & Questionmark, explains how.

by John Kleeman EVP at Learnosity & Questionmark
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Principles
Learning & Development
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5 trends to watch for in assessment technology

Industry events such as ATP's Innovations in Testing offer a peak into where learning and assessment tech might be heading next. Here are five key trends to watch for.

by John Kleeman EVP at Learnosity & Questionmark
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Principles
Learning & Development
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How assessment can help tackle learning loss

The concept of learning loss has taken on a new dimension in the era of COVID-19. As learning undergoes a generational shift, it's time to reboot our thinking about assessment too.

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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Principles
Strategy
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Inclusivity as a core principle for Learnosity

Inclusivity in learning isn't restricted to a minority of "corner cases"—it matters much more widely, writes John Kleeman, EVP at Questionmark and Learnosity.

by John Kleeman EVP at Learnosity & Questionmark
Principles
Learning & Development
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How to drive digital assessment beyond the MCQ test

Assessment in the Digital Age has been slow to advance much beyond assessment in the Industrial Age – but why? The phonograph changed music forever.…

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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Learning & Development
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Remote learning: Can education find its focus in a world of distractions?

The age of remote learning has dawned. But can education compete with the big tech players in the war for students' attention?

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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Process
Engineering
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Scaling in the time of COVID: How we run load tests at Learnosity

Senior Software Engineer Olivier Mehani on running a load test to keep Learnosity’s system performant in the face of dramatic user growth.

by Olivier Mehani Senior Software Engineer
Process
Engineering
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Infrastructure as code: Successfully scaling to new heights

How do you prepare a product to meet the demands of a rapidly growing user base? Meet someone who knows. Alan Garfield is a busy…

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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Process
Updates & Product Tips
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What a VPAT reveals about Learnosity’s approach to accessibility

Product Manager Adam Bextream explains why Learnosity’s Voluntary Product Accessibility Template is testament to our unwavering commitment to helping customers become more accessible all the time.

by Adam Bextream Product Manager
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Process
Design
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Why user research adds more value to products than user assumptions

Product Designer Kimberly Wong on why the best way of building tools that support learning is by bringing end-users into the process sooner rather than later.

by Kimberly Wong Product Designer
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People & Culture
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Working together to work remotely

Business continuity is a by-product of spending years fostering a resilient company and culture.

by Megan Narain Senior Business Operations Specialist
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Engineering
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How we manipulated Locust to test system performance under pressure

User increases during the back-to-school period challenges our engineers to find new ways of ensuring rock-solid system reliability at all times.

by Olivier Mehani Senior Software Engineer
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Product
Learning & Development
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Math literacy and metacognition: Swapping repetition for reflection

STEM Product Manager Kathleen Hake looks at the role of metacognition in promoting math literacy and how assessment for learning must evolve.

by Kathleen Hake STEM Product Manager
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Product
Data & Insights
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What 39.3 million learners taught us about the future of assessment

In October 2020, Learnosity delivered 2.15 billion questions to millions of students as digital assessment provided a lifebuoy for an industry in crisis. Here's what we learned.

by Gavin Cooney CEO & Co-founder
Product
Updates & Product Tips
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Here’s one simple way we make your content more secure

Enforcing 2FA for Author Site users makes it significantly more difficult for attackers to access your content – here's how.

by Tyler Nienhouse Software Engineer
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Product
Updates & Product Tips
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Unblock test navigation: 5 Action Builder use cases

Simplifying assessment navigation should always be a priority for product owners and content creators. Learnosity’s Action Builder makes it easy.

by Learnosity
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Product
Customer Support
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How we relaunched our help content to better serve our customers

The primary job of help content is to empower customers to help themselves. Here's how we went about it.

by Edwin Dawson Technical Writer
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Product
Engineering
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“Perfect practice makes perfect”: Inside the making of Learnosity Math

Jeff Dyer, the brains behind Learnosity’s powerful Math assessment engine, talks programming, product, and philosophy.

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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People
Customer Support
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Our people: Horacio Balseiro

Horacio Balseiro is a support engineer in Learnosity's New York office who appreciates the finer things in life - good wines, art museums ... and climbing stairs.

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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People
Customer Support
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Our people: Conor Walsh

Conor Walsh is a support engineer in Learnosity's Dublin office, where he brings his sporting talents to the fore by ruling the roost on the in-house pool table.

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor
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People
Engineering
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Our people: Alan Garfield

Alan Garfield is the Principal Engineer at Learnosity, where he takes care of our production systems around the world. So no big deal then.

by Micheál Heffernan Senior Editor