The Gateway Group has signed up with the Swedish Edtech company Dugga Assessment to incorporate Dugga - the state-of-the-art digital assessment platform to facilitate the school’s teaching and learning process. Dugga is platform (PC, Mac, Chromebooks, iPads) and OS-independent and is used to conduct digital tests, exams, home exams, digital lessons, assignments and other types of assessment in education. ‘Dugga is pleased to work in partnership with Gateway, a leading educational organization in Sri Lanka‘, states Dr. Claudia Rademaker and Dr. Patrik Nilsson, founders and VPs of Dugga Assessment.
Dugga is currently used in more than 100 countries and enables remote assessment for the continuation of education worldwide during school closures because of Covid-19. ‘Dugga offers an easy-to-use nevertheless advanced test platform and has for some time been the fastest growing test platform in digital examinations. Therefore, as a forward- thinking organisation that has adapted well to the virtual teaching and learning environment, it was only logical for Gateway to sign up with Dugga’ said Dr. Harsha Alles, the Chairman of Gateway.
The platform Dugga is the result of a research project initiated in 2012 in which researchers and developers participated from the Stockholm School of Economics and the Stockholm University, among others. Dugga was formally launched at Stanford University, California, USA in the fall of 2015 and since 2016, has been a partner with Microsoft working on several research and development projects in the field of digital examinations and how to employ artificial intelligence to support the examination process.
Built in Microsoft Azure with features such as Immersive Reader, Dugga is making a significant impact on Office 365 and Microsoft Teams activations, while helping to incorporate important services such as plagiarism analysis and proctoring. “From a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide, it was an honour for us to be recognised as the Microsoft Education Partner of the Year 2020”, adds Maria Gårdlund, CEO of Dugga. “As the only Microsoft Showcase School in Sri Lanka and with the recent recognition from Sri Lanka Telecom to be an EdTech Specialist School, this tie up will strengthen us further in our forward march in embracing the best of educational technology for our pupils”, says Surani Maithripala, Team Leader, Change Management of the Gateway Group.