Micheál Heffernan is the Senior Manager of Copy and Content at Learnosity. He’s interested in communication generally and appreciates the multidisciplinary approach taken by artist-designers like Abbot Miller and Olafur Elisasson. He loves books, running, and good coffee – just not at the same time.
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.
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.
“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.
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.…
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
Our people: Gonzalo Zawadzki
Gonzalo Zawadzki is the Partnerships Manager at Learnosity, where he works with some of the most innovative edtech companies in the world.
Our people: Emily Whittle
Emily Whittle is a member of Learnosity’s support team in Dublin. She also supports her colleagues with an encyclopedic knowledge of the trendiest lunch spots in town.
Our people: Allain Dollete
Allain Dollete is a member of Learnosity's support team in the city that never sleeps – New York. His job is to make complex technical stuff seamless for our customers.
“Accessibility shouldn’t be a separate consideration”
Learnosity's Adam Bextream talks process, priorities, and his hopes for the future of accessibility and inclusive design.
“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.
Our people: Nina van der Behr
As one of Learnosity's Technical Product Managers in Sydney, Nina van der Kley focuses on self-service products that put clients in control.
Can student math performance in the US rise above the tide?
Student math performance in the US currently lags well behind its economic rivals. How can it catch up?
The workplace skills that will survive the AI revolution
The AI revolution isn’t the end of the line for employees: it’s a chance for them to evolve and develop workplace skills that will endure.
Donating today to help the innovators of tomorrow
"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance."
Want to foster greater diversity in the workplace? Start with how you assess candidates
The drive toward greater workforce diversity is part of the battle for talent and another reason why employee assessment needs to evolve. In the Internet’s…
Why GDPR is an opportunity to move forward
How does a company whose product is used by clients with millions of users go about ensuring GDPR compliance?
How technology can help overcome test anxiety
Test anxiety has a negative impact on genuine learning, but technology can help conquer it. Sometimes it takes a challenge to bring out the best in…
Some popular questions about Learnosity’s assessment technology
No-nonsense answers to some of the questions we get asked the most.
Change anxiety: Is your brain holding you back?
Facing something new presents us with a choice between taking shelter and taking charge. Recently, Slate magazine ran a piece in which a married couple…
How designing for accessibility can improve product usability
Accessibility and usability ultimately share the same goal – to make products or services easy to use for everyone. The Internet can be a powerful…
Collaboration is edtech’s evolutionary advantage
We launched the Learnosity Partner Network less than a year ago. It’s since grown into a dynamic community that includes content experts as well as tech…
6 ways online testing software can enhance education
To illustrate technology’s potential in education, here’s a list of 6 ways that online testing software can help modernize school assessments.
Being responsive: Using customer insights to reinvent product features
Our engineers created a far superior image drag & drop question type, but it was our users who helped make it what it is.
Under the microscope: The Next Generation Science Standards
The what, the how, and the why of the Next Generation Science Standards. There is a growing sense of anxiety among educators that learners are…
Making some noise about audio recording Questions on iOS
Keeping our ears to the ground and anticipating change has lead to a vastly improved user experience of the audio question type.
Accessibility in education helps create better opportunities for learners
If learning materials are not accessible to learners, then learners' abilities won't be accessible to educators. Education should be challenging for all learners. If it…
The gathering storm: Student data security in the Digital Age
How can student data security be guaranteed when faced with a threat that can neither be detected nor predicted? In the not-too-distant past, banks represented…
Survive or thrive? Investment, insight, and the future of higher education
The future of higher education will not depend on how much investment there is, but on where it goes. It's a worrying time for institutes…
Why tech integration should be part of your product development strategy
Knowing when to leverage others' technologies lets you focus on building a better core offering for your customers. The English poet John Donne once wrote…
Seeking a new direction – the future of the multiple choice question
Where does the multiple choice question go from here? Multiple choice tests have been a staple of learner evaluation for a century. Even as technology…
Moving At The Speed Of Thought – Learnosity Hackathon 2017: Part 2
Read about the ideas, the obstacles, the processes, and the results of our teams’ Hackathon 2017 projects. Last week we took a look at some…
Moving At The Speed Of Thought – Learnosity Hackathon 2017: Part 1
Working with teams and technology to turn ideas into realities in a single day. At Learnosity, we value innovation, so it's important to us to…
Making paper a possibility in computer-based assessment
From paper cuts to cutting edge – Learnosity is working with Paperscorer to better integrate tradition and technology. Despite the forward momentum that technology has…
Paper and digital will converge on the road to better learning
Paper and digital learning may be taking separate routes, but they're heading toward the same goals. In some ways, comparing student performance in digital assessments…
A byte at the Big Apple: Lessons from Educate NYC
At Educate 2017, our first ever self-run conference, we learned just as much as anyone else. Unlike music idols, A-list actors, or world-famous sports stars,…
Are competencies more important than credentials in the modern Workplace?
As college enrollments decline, have skills become more valuable to employers than credentials? “From almost any individual’s perspective,” wrote David Leonhardt for the New York Times in…
Looking back on Learnosity’s 10-year journey to date
From scrappy startup to SaaS success: Looking back on Learnosity's 10-year journey to date. For the last 10 years, Learnosity has pretty much followed the…
Birthday musings: Why company growth isn’t just about the numbers
“Youth ends when egotism does; maturity begins when one lives for others.” – Hermann Hesse, Gertrude On our tenth birthday we realized that age is…
Everything you need to know about the API economy
The API economy is changing the world. But will it change edtech? True innovation transcends barriers such as time, place or culture. From prehistoric plows…
In corporate learning, standing still is the same as falling behind
Employees today are no longer learning so they can work; they are working so they can learn. It is difficult to weigh up the considerable…
Why edtech should be about enriching learners, not investors
As the edtech market continues to grow apace, when does choice simply become confusion? Most journalism on the topic of edtech tends to fall neatly…
Exploring wonders is part of the magic of science
Science and magic may have more in common than you think. It might seem odd to us today, but there once was a time when…
Why assessment matters: A look at the thinking behind testing
Just why exactly does assessment matter so much to your grey matter? When it comes to the brain, there’s a general tendency to mythologize its…