Why Education Leaders are Turning to Open Source in 2021

More and more we hear that open source software is gaining traction in educational settings. If you are not completely familiar with open source, you might be asking yourself, “How can free software possibly be of any value?” or “What’s the catch?” In schools and districts, open source education software has been gaining momentum as […]

How to Eliminate Bias in Online Assessment

In traditional learning environments, instructors may exhibit unconscious biases that, while entirely unintentional, negatively affect learning outcomes for certain groups of students. Instructors may demonstrate bias toward students based on gender, race, socioeconomic status, ability, and various other identifying characteristics. As remote learning grows in popularity, it’s tempting to assume that a lack of face-to-face […]

Why User Experience Matters in Online Testing Systems

Remote learning tools are helping students and instructors succeed as we shift to distanced learning. However, they only work if everyone can access and use them effectively. It’s often difficult to know which testing software solutions will work best for your students or even what to look for in a digital learning tool. To create […]

3 Use Cases that Demonstrate the Future of Digital Assessment in Education

Whether out of necessity, preference, or a mixture of the two, digital education and assessment tools are rapidly gaining popularity across the board. In particular, digital assessment software has come into the spotlight as 2020 has left instructors teaching and testing their students in a remote learning environment. In K12 education, a student’s numerical test score, […]

Two Ways that Open Standards Improve Your School’s Security

Technology is an integral part of the 21st century classroom; particularly in 2020, digital assessments, remote learning and other tech-enabled aspects of instruction are becoming the new normal in education. While these advancements have enabled more personalized, flexible instruction, the widespread adoption of technology in the classroom is not without risks. Keeping student data safe and […]

3 Ways Digital Assessment Software Simplifies Exam Management

Controlling access and managing paper-based assessment can quickly become unwieldy, especially in large-scale assessment. Think of a state department of education, for example. A state may be delivering anywhere between thousands to hundreds of thousands of exams, across varying schools, grade levels and regions. With paper-based assessment, exam management at this scale becomes a time […]

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