Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance
A research program for Victorian EdTech
The EdTech Innovation Alliance Program will see the activation of testbeds or pilots; run efficacy trials of Victorian EdTech products, in Australian and international education settings, in a structured formal framework; and share the findings with the broader community.
The program supports partnerships between Victorian EdTech companies, education institutions, and international organisations, and promote the efficacy of Victorian EdTech products for export growth.
The initiative is funded by the Victorian Government as part of the $33.4 million commitment to the short-term economic recovery of the international education sector, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The program coordinates the cooperation between providers, education technology companies and academics to trial technologies that solve and enhance learning outcomes.
The program will establish Victoria as Australia’s education innovation hub which incorporates all the virtues of the triple-helix innovation model. This program will extend that model to include the efficacy and showcasing of innovation in the education sector that is an absolute prerequisite to large-scale education innovation.
We thank Global Victoria for their ongoing support of Australian EdTech.
Download this program handbook
Interested in this testbed trial framework for EdTech? We have developed a handbook that outlines the structure of the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This includes the key benefits for all stakeholders involved, the triple-helix innovation model, and more about the current Innovation Sprints.
Program Governance Group
The role of the Program Governance Group is to provide strategic direction and leadership over the duration of the program.
Verso’s Learning from Students platform addresses two significant challenges in K-12 education: how to collect timely, actionable feedback and evidence of impact from the classroom, and how to better support teachers to use that evidence to respond to student needs.
Cadmus will explore the impact of implementing their solution — an online assessment for learning platform — on student outcomes, experience, and academic integrity.
Edalex will investigate the efficacy of personalised learner Evidence Records produced by the Credentialate platform., and its impact on employability outcomes.
Maths Pathway’s Learning and Teaching model will test the extent to which cultural, societal and demographic differences impact the ability to deliver similar learning outcomes in the rest of the world.
MentorMatch will test the hypothesis that providing experienced, qualified, mentors, at scale through an EdTech platform, during an international student’s studies, will fill the void of not having social and professional networks in the foreign country.
Intellischool will focus on making data based on big timeframes useful for daily teaching decisions, as well as the resulting impact on the ways in which teachers plan for the personalisation of the learner experience.
Genix Ventures will deploy EXAMINA+, an end-to-end exam management platform, in three target-market institutions to determine the feasibility of greater global scaling.
Ziplet will explore how the solution can provide teachers with the tools and support to regularly gather student feedback for a data-informed approach. The aim is to improve student experience, learning outcomes and teacher practice.
Through a personalised learning experience, Cahoot Learning will investigate how their approach can impact learners in Australia and LATAM settings.
Academic Integrity Researcher
Trina Jorre de St Jorre
Student Experience Portfolio Manager | University of New England
Senior Lecturer, Digital Technologies | Monash University
Dr Kelli Nicola-Richmond
Senior Lecturer | Deakin University
Director, Digital Learning | Deakin University
Lecturer, Education | Monash University
Lecturer, Education | Monash University
Lecturer | Monash University
The Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance (EIA) aims to test and promote the efficacy of Victorian EdTech with export potential.
The Innovation Sprints are 26-week pilot projects where EdTech products are deployed with Victorian and international education institutions overseen by a steering committee. The steering committees are composed of an academic from a Victorian university (education faculty), an independent educator, a researcher from a Victorian university and administrative support to document pilot progress.
EdTech efficacy research
Amplifying education innovation
Triple-helix innovation model
Strategic advantage in export markets
Efficacy, Evidence and Interpretation
As part of the Innovation Workshop, led by Professors Margaret Bearman and Michael Henderson, the provocations discussed the key takeaways on efficacy, evidence and interpretation. Expand and explore the below video and graphics to learn more about the import considerations when testing an EdTech product.
This is such an innovative project. We have the opportunity for EdTech partners to have six-months support to embed their EdTech solution with a Victorian education partner and get underpinning research to document the learner efficacy.
Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver
We are excited to be delivering this important program for the Victorian Government to connect EdTech companies, education providers and researchers to document the impact of EdTech tools on learners. Having the support of the Victorian Government in such an important program further reinforces the central role that Victoria plays in the Australian EdTech ecosystem.
David Linke, Managing Director of EduGrowth
I am excited at the prospect of helping EdTech innovations find new and critical ways to identify, collect and report on their efficacy. This is a lovely example of how business and educational research can become partners to inspire greater trustworthiness of EdTech products and services.
Prof Michael Henderson, Monash University
I’m really excited by the opportunity to work on a program that focuses on a partnership between technology developers and educators — it’s a unique opportunity to understand how integrate EdTech into diverse education contexts.
Prof Margaret Bearman, Deakin University
News, Updates, Resources & Key Learnings
The latest news, updates, case studies and program stories.
Ziplet: How Regular Feedback Can Benefit Teachers and Learners
Ziplet has been selected to participate in the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This will see their solution tested at Kingsley Park Primary School in Victoria, and Foyle College in the United Kingdom.EduGrowth and Global Victoria have officially selected...
Collecting Feedback to Better Support Teachers: Responding to K-12 Student Needs with Verso Learning
Verso Learning has been selected to participate in the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This will see their solution tested at a number of schools in Victoria, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.EduGrowth and Global Victoria have officially selected Verso...
Mentorship for International Student Success: An Investigation of MentorMatch
MentorMatch has been selected to participate in the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This will see their solution tested at La Trobe University in Victoria, and Acsenda School of Management in Canada. EduGrowth and Global Victoria have officially selected...
Personalised, Modular Learning: Assessing How Context Impacts the Delivery of Maths Pathway
Maths Pathway has been selected to participate in the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This will see their solution tested at Mill Park Secondary College in Victoria, and Port Vila International School in Vanuatu.EduGrowth and Global Victoria have...
Showcasing Skills for the Workplace: Edalex’s Credentialate Platform for Learner Employability
Edalex has been selected to participate in the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This will see their solution tested at the University of Melbourne, University of Dayton, and supported by the Education Design Lab. EduGrowth and Global Victoria have...
Exam Management across Cultural Contexts: Genix Ventures’s EXAMINA+ Platform
Genix Ventures has been selected to participate in the Global Victoria EdTech Innovation Alliance. This will see their solution tested at the Holmes Institute in Victoria, the International Marketing Corporation and Tsinghua University in China, and by language...