Cadmus Sprint Announcement - Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance

Transforming Online Assessment: An Evaluation of Cadmus

Cadmus has been selected to participate in the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This will see their solution tested at the University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology, and University of Manchester.

EduGrowth and Global Victoria have officially selected Cadmus for the Innovation Sprints, as part of the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. 

The aim of this program is to enhance the global reputation of Victorian EdTech and education, and provide an example for the Australian EdTech ecosystem of the opportunities available when this testbed model is implemented. 

The Alliance will see the selected Innovation Sprints deploy Victorian EdTech solutions both in Victorian and international education institutions and schools. Over 26 weeks, the Sprints will be overseen by an independent researcher appointed to endorse the Sprint testbed design and validate the efficacy of the solution being trialled.

All 9 of the chosen Innovation Sprints exhibit a clear alignment with the Alliance objectives and are committed to transforming teaching and learning experiences around the world. 

Cadmus Innovation Sprint

This Sprint aims to improve student outcomes and academic integrity through technology-enhanced assessment reform. 

The team will explore the impact of implementing Cadmus — an online assessment for learning platform — on student outcomes, experience, and academic integrity. This research will provide an example for improving teaching and learning outcomes through scalable, technology-enhanced assessment reform.

The Cadmus solution will be tested at the University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology, and University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

About Cadmus

Cadmus is an online written assessment platform for higher education. It simplifies the assessment process for teachers and students, making it easier to achieve teaching and learning objectives.

At Cadmus, their goal is to improve the quality of assessment at university. Over the years, Cadmus has worked with universities across Australia to create flexible, highly engaging assessment experiences for thousands of students.

By empowering teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences, Cadmus hopes to better support students in developing valuable graduate skills. Cadmus is committed to creating great user experiences and supporting lifelong learning.

About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a leading, international research university based in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1853, it has been consistently ranked as a leading university for research and teaching —  #1 in Australia and #33 in the world, by the Times Higher Education ranking system.

The University of Melbourne is a member of the prestigious “Group of Eight” research-intensive universities in Australia, the Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. 

The university currently has over 54,000 students, 44% of which are international students. There is a strong focus on developing graduates for the workforce of tomorrow, and as a result was ranked #8 in graduate employability by QS Graduate Employability 2021.

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About Swinburne University of Technology

Over 110 years ago, Swinburne was established with the intention to offer education to a section of society otherwise denied further education. Swinburne has continued their commitment through working with industry, fostering innovation, and thinking strategically about their positive social impact. 

Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. They became the first Australian university to achieve Adobe Creative Campus status. All students and academics have access to the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications — a future-focused move to ensure graduates are equipped with essential digital skills. 

They were ranked in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Top 350 Universities. 

About University of Manchester

Graduates and researchers of the University of Manchester have developed scientific and social innovations that have changed the world. In 2021, they were ranked #1 in the world in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings for their contributions in tackling the Sustainable Development Goals. There are 25 Nobel Prize winners among former students and staff — a testament to the environment of critical thinking and innovation at the university.

The University of Manchester is the largest university in the UK with over 44,000 students, and is part of the Russell Group consortium. ID Manchester will be an innovation district in the heart of the city. This £1.5 billion project will support the university’s key goals in becoming the top university in Europe for innovation. 

Recently, the University of Melbourne, the University of Manchester and University of Toronto formed a strategic post-COVID alliance. This alliance seeks to utilise the research and teaching capabilities of these universities, in order to facilitate student exchanges, joint research projects and more. This Innovation Sprint is very much aligned with the objectives of this alliance. 

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The Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance program is funded by the Victorian Government as part of the $3.6 million International Research Partnerships program under the International Education Short-Term Sector Recovery Plan.

For more information about the initiative visit Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance.