inspirED 2021 - FeedbackFruits first virtual conference
May 2021 also marked our webinar on “How to facilitate effective group work at business schools'', featuring Mustafa Elsawy (Learning Technologist at Georgia State University) and Jeff Webb (Associate Professor at David Eccles School of Business in University of Utah). This was a wonderful discussion on different areas of group work facilitation such as free-riding, student engagement, and peer feedback delivery.
And to end the year, we sat back with Kaja Sinead Selvik (Enterprise Channel Manager at Microsoft), and John David Baird (Educational Developer at Reykjavik University) for an in-depth discussion on how FeedbackFruits tools enhance learning in Canvas and Microsoft Teams through data insights and a case study.
Check out our webinar recap for 8 crucial takeaways from innovating group assessment.
We’ve been more productive than ever in producing resources for educators
Besides developing tools to support teachers and instructors, we have been creating content as informative input for teachers when designing online courses. We published our first article in 2016, but it is not until this year that we became more productive in content creation. In total, we have published 21 use cases featuring success stories of institutions worldwide, in-depth blog series on different pedagogical topics, and 4 ebooks discussing feedback, course design, and peer assessment. We also launched The Learning Experience Lab podcast, which so far has seen 15 episodes released. Below you can find some of our most outstanding content:
1. Ebook: Feedback for learning: A comprehensive guide
2. Use cases:
Institution-wide scalability and transparency in peer assessments at Deakin University
How Boston University enhanced peer feedback and engagement in a large online course
How to create effective peer feedback criteria
What is active learning?
What is team-based learning
#4: Feedback Practices in Instructional Design with John McCormick
#14: The power of Automated Feedback with Joost Verdoorn
And we received acknowledgement for our hard work
FeedbackFruits was nominated in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition as among the fastest-growing technology companies. Being able to initiate our impact-driven approach through collaboration with universities to bring their learning design forward, while being recognized as one of the fastest growing (yet bootstrapped) Dutch edtech scale-ups is something we’re really proud of.
Alongside 8 other Dutch scale-ups, we were included in Techleapnl's Rise Program, Batch #6. We’re grateful and encouraged that Techleap recognises and supports our international growth, increasing our ability to scale our impact in education and bring the technology of learning design out of the stone age.
Starting the year with a nomination, and ending the year with two awards. FeedbackFruits was also humbled to win the Gold and the Silver Award at the Reimagine Education Awards 2021. FeedbackFruits was selected from over 1100 submissions as a multiple winner of the Reimagine Education Awards 2021, across two categories. The Dutch EdTech scale-up won the Gold Award in the 'E-Learning' category for the active learning Tool Suite, and the Silver Award in the 'Artificial Intelligence' category for the Automated Feedback tool.