We’re at a point now where we consider ourselves leaders in the field, but that only means we need to work even harder to maintain that position.
(PRWEB) April 25, 2017
Pioneering edtech company Learnosity has been nominated for the prestigious IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Awards 2017 for its game-changing work in assessment solutions.
The awards recognize the most powerful and influential uses of technology in learning worldwide.
“The Learning Impact Awards competition uncovers innovative and effective implementations of technology that are setting the future direction of the edtech ecosystem,” said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium.
“This year’s finalists are the best ever and we thank the K-12 and higher education institutions that have stepped forward to contribute to this transformational body of work that is added to each year via our annual Learning Impact Research Report.”
Having entered the burgeoning API (application programming interface) economy back in 2007, Learnosity is now one of the world’s leading providers of assessment solutions and powers digital assessments for some of the biggest names in education. It now boasts some 23 million active users in 207 countries worldwide.
According to Learnosity CEO, Gavin Cooney, the reason for Learnosity’s success can be found in its singular focus on delivering an exceptional product in a very specific area:
“I firmly believe that to be the very best in a given area, you need to dedicate yourself to doing one thing exceptionally well. Our thing is assessment and we pour all our resources and expertise into going far deeper into this niche area than any other companies do.”
“For ten years now we’ve been working on helping education catch up with the very rapid rate of progress in technology,” says co-founder and CTO Mark Lynch. “We’re at a point now where we consider ourselves to be leaders in the field, but that only means we need to work even harder to maintain our position.”
“This is great news for clients, of course, because once they’re on board and using our APIs we just continue to develop them in the background so they’re effectively using a product that is constantly evolving. That can be a real game-changer for learning. It means that it can develop alongside technology rather than play catch up with it.”
The Learning Impact awards will take place on May 16-19 in Denver, Colorado and will include some of the top names in educational technology.
“Obviously it’d be a massive honour for us to win it,” says Cooney. “But in the meantime we’ll do what we do best – keep our heads down and keep working on the revolution from behind the scenes.”
Notes to the Editor
Learnosity was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland
The company offers a suite of assessment technologies (APIs) which enable organizations from a wide range of sectors, to easily incorporate powerful, interactive assessment capabilities into any digital product, new or existing.
Clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, Collegeboard and Cambridge University
23 million active users across 207 countries
185 million global uses of Learnosity’s APIs per month
With intuitive authoring, powerful analytics and over 65 technology-enhanced items (TEIs), Learnosity shortens development cycles, effort and time-to-market, without sacrificing quality or value.
The company employs over 80 people across offices in Sydney, New York, LA, and Dublin.
The IMS Global Learning Impact Awards recognize the most powerful and influential uses of technology in learning worldwide. It is supported by over 150 of the world’s leading educational organizations.
For enquiries or further information on Learnosity visit: http://www.learnosity.com or contact media(at)learnosity.com