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.

Learners Impacted

Export Countries

Education Partners


The Framework

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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.

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Program Governance Group

The role of the Program Governance Group is to provide strategic direction and leadership over the duration of the program.

Verso Learning

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

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

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.

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Cahoot Learning

Through a personalised learning experience, Cahoot Learning will investigate how their approach can impact learners in Australia and LATAM settings.

Sprint Researchers

Rebecca Awdry
Rebecca Awdry

Academic Integrity Researcher

Trina Jorre de St Jorre
Trina Jorre de St Jorre

Student Experience Portfolio Manager | University of New England

Joanne Blannin
Joanne Blannin

Senior Lecturer, Digital Technologies | Monash University

Dr Kelli Nicola-Richmond
Dr Kelli Nicola-Richmond

Senior Lecturer | Deakin University

Chie Adachi
Chie Adachi

Director, Digital Learning | Deakin University

Amber McLeod
Amber McLeod

Lecturer, Education | Monash University

Edwin Creely
Edwin Creely

Lecturer, Education | Monash University

Hazel Tan
Hazel Tan

Lecturer | Monash University

The Program

Innovation Sprints

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.

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EdTech efficacy research

Amplifying education innovation

Triple-helix innovation model

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Strategic advantage in export markets

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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. 

The four primary facets of efficacy are process, intended outcome, acceptability and feasibility. 

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The three stages of evidence are effects, outcomes, and impact. 

Information needs to be interpreted within its context. 

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