Watermark Partners with eWorks to Better Support the Use of Student Feedback at Institutions in Australia
NEW YORK— February 6, 2020 –Watermark, a pioneer in educational intelligence, announced a new partnership this week with eWorks, one of Australia’s leading e-learning delivery and consultancy specialists, to better support Australian higher education institutions in simplifying student feedback processes and getting valuable data into the hands of stakeholders. The companies will work together to make EvaluationKIT by Watermark more accessible to members of the eWorks Learning Management user community in order to advance the critical work of capturing student feedback and using that data to improve the teaching and learning experience.
Disconnected data and technology systems make it challenging to use data effectively. With an enterprise unit evaluation and survey solution that integrates seamlessly with e-learning content and management systems, institutions can centralize and more easily capture key student feedback data in order to gain insights that inform planning, improve curriculum, help manage faculty, and drive quality.
“Partnering with Watermark will help us both better support institutions in Australia. In working together, we look to automate student feedback data collection and analysis, improving the quality and integrity of the data along with timely access for faculty teaching and departments. Part of our vision at eWorks includes partnering with other leading edtech companies to support better integrations and more flexibility so that our customer community can continuously evolve their technology environments and elevate learning. We will work together to support TAFEs, RTOs, and universities in advancing their quality assurance efforts, said Jacqueline Bates, Director, eWorks.
Used by more than 300,000 administrators and faculty to administer over 16 million unit evaluations globally, EvaluationKIT by Watermark has streamlined institutions’ processes for obtaining key student feedback data for more than a decade. It is the only all-in-one unit evaluation and institutional survey solution designed exclusively for higher education that also integrates with Watermark’s faculty activity reporting solution. With in-region hosting on the AWS Cloud to support data residency needs, GDPR compliance with European Union and Swiss frameworks, and TrustArc certification, EvaluationKIT by Watermark already serves many members of the international community. The solution is a three-time SIIA CODiE award winner and most recently recognized as the Best Data Solution for Education — in part because it leverages a turnkey integration with Learning Management Systems to support increased response rates and quickly surfaces actionable insights that drive improvements.
“We’re excited to partner with eWorks and to have the opportunity to further support universities and Technical and Further Education institutions in Australia. This past year, we fully localized our application and already work closely with many international institutions. With our strong international partnerships, we’ll be able to further increase efficiencies for institutions, as we help them collect student feedback on instruction. This is key to the evaluation and improvement of teaching and learning, and when combined with other institutional data, provides a more holistic picture of effectiveness,” said Matt Bartel, Chief Product Officer for Watermark.
This partnership underscores Watermark’s broader vision to connect previously siloed data and empower institutions with the insights needed to make meaningful improvements across all levels of the institution. As a global provider of educational intelligence solutions, Watermark is a member of the AWS Partner Network with Education Competency status and currently supports over 1,700 colleges and universities in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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