Here, you’ll find the 2018/19 Reimagine Education Award winners – those who were selected by an extended panel of 160 international judges as achieving outstanding standards for innovation, scalability, efficacy, and uniqueness.
Overall Award Winner: PeerWise (University of Auckland)
Kindly sponsored by Qatar University
PeerWise is a free online learning tool that enables students to collaboratively create, share, answer, evaluate and discuss their own practice questions with explanations and solutions. Generating questions requires that students think carefully about the topics and concepts of their course and how they relate to learning outcomes. Over 500,000 students, from 80 countries, have used PeerWise to create and share more than three million practice questions. More than 60 peer-reviewed studies have shown PeerWise to be an effective tool for supporting student learning.
“PeerWise is a terrific tool for encouraging students to “own their own learning” in a sharing and supportive environment. Posing good, thoughtful questions with supporting explanations is an excellent application of critical thinking skills. Similarly, answering questions and offering comments offers opportunities to improve one’s communication and self-reflection abilities. MAKING multiple-choice tests requires a much higher level of understanding then simply TAKING them!”
Dr. Mark White
Associate Professor of Commerce
University of Virginia, USA
Overall Ed Tech Award Winner: Snapplify
kindly sponsored by Amazon Web Services
Snapplify is a leading global edtech company focused on content distribution, mobile publishing, and innovation for digital education. Snapplify for Education, a suite of products for digital reading and e-learning, is transforming classrooms by empowering teachers and students to teach and learn, digitally. From software to support, Snapplify provide institutions with everything they need to create a secure, collaborative e-learning environment for students. In addition, the Snappbox, their hardware distribution solution for ebooks, allows students to access learning materials affordably.