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Safety first: What you need to know about ISO 27001 certification
Keeping data safe and secure is a priority for all digital-first organizations. But obtaining ISO certification requires an ongoing commitment, as Learnosity EVP John Kleeman explains.
39 standards to help build a learning or assessment product
Keep your product-building efforts on track with an extensive list of the learning industry’s most important and influential standards.
ATP’s new best practice guidelines for Technology-Based Assessment—a summary
A major set of guidelines for technology based assessment recently launched. Here, Learnosity EVP John Kleeman reveals its key takeaways.
To be perfectly honest: How AI and technology could impact test cheating
For as long as there has been testing, there has been cheating. But as assessment continues to go digital, new tools are emerging to better equip those on both sides of the test cheating line.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.…
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?
5 questions you need to ask before building an assessment tool
How to be confident that you’re making the right decisions for your learning product.
High product standards begin with strong design principles
Creating strong core design principles plays an essential part in maintaining high product and user experience standards.
“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.
Not Invented Here Syndrome explained
Not Invented Here Syndrome is an unwillingness to engage ideas that aren't your own. Here's how that stunts innovation in every industry–including edtech.
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?
Core company values are lived rather than chosen
As a business grows, scaling the company culture can be a tricky thing to get right. But having strong core values makes it far easier.
Standing still or stepping forward: A tale of two companies
Low-risk strategies can put companies at a competitive disadvantage, says Learnosity’s VP of business development Ben Dawe.
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.
An introvert in a digital world: How technology is empowering the quieter half
Many learners, creatives, entrepreneurs, and thinkers are introverts by nature, and the digital age is finally giving them a chance to shine.
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?
Professor Mahnaz Moallem on the role of assessment (part two)
The second installment of our two-part interview with Mahnaz Moallem, Professor of Instructional Technology at UNCW.
Professor Mahnaz Moallem on rethinking assessment
Part one of our two-part interview with Mahnaz Moallem, Professor of Instructional Technology at UNCW.
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…
Storytelling in STEM – can changing the narrative (finally) give girls a voice?
The absence of story in STEM is often cited as a reason for a lack of female participation, but it's time we look more closely at the…
Accessibility in edtech: Your questions answered by industry leaders
Your accessibility questions answered by industry experts. As education technologists, it's our responsibility to provide students with the services they need to fulfill their potential. On…
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…
Want long-term product success? Be careful what you build
Technology hasn’t just enabled greater communication and access to information for all, it’s also created amazing opportunities for product developers – if they’re willing to…
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…
The pros, cons, and future of education testing software
Innovations in technology have changed the face of modern living. Can educational testing software do the same for learning? Education testing software is changing the…
What is a content authoring tool?
What are the capabilities of today's content authoring tools? As online education and e-learning continue to grow and advance, you may have noticed that you're…
Collaboration is edtech’s evolutionary advantage
We launched the Learnosity Partner Ecosystem five years ago. It’s since grown into a dynamic community that includes content experts as well as tech vendors. Traditionally…
Want more women in STEM? Bring STEM into the experience of girlhood
To understand the lack of female participation in STEM disciplines we need to examine why girls feel shut out. “I was taught the way of…
To build a better learning product, focus on simplicity first
The best elearning products don’t try to offer more functions and features than everyone else. They embrace simplicity and focus on providing better solutions to…
Today’s most powerful educational testing tools
Today's students are encouraged to actively engage with the material, exercising their higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving capabilities. The history of educational testing tools Today,…
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.
Common Core Item types: All you need to know
Hearing about the Common Core Item Types but not sure what they are all about? We've put together your guide to understanding where the Common…
Assessment software: The differentiating factors
When deciding which assessment software to use, what separates one from the next? Your organization is building a unique, engaging learning platform. While learning content…
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…
What’s new in assessment authoring software?
Analyzing your organization's assessment authoring software. As online learning platforms advance and improve, numerous new features are available to content experts, publishers, and teachers. From…
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…
Web accessibility concepts 101 for the visually impaired: screen readers
Our goal is to make websites more accessible to those who have difficulty using the web, particularly those with visual impairments. Imagine the scene: You're…
5 Considerations when choosing an assessment platform
Weighing up your options when selecting an assessment platforms comes down to 5 key things... Choosing an online assessment platform can be a difficult decision.…
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…
Programmers at work: What kind of lazy are you?
Good programmers always aim to reduce their workload. But it’s got nothing to do with laziness. Larry Wall once said that there are three virtues…
How cowboys made me rethink literate practices in the Digital Age
Cognitive development in young learners is about quality communication as well as quality content. I’ve been involved in my son Phoenix’s literacy development since he…
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…
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…
Build vs Buy – how core is the feature?
This is the second post in our Build vs Buy series where we discuss the Learnosity team's approach to the age old build vs buy…
How cost factors into the Build vs Buy debate
The classic build vs buy dilemma; whether to build your application from scratch in-house or whether to license the technology from a specialist vendor has…