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Kortext accepted onto Jisc purchasing service

Kortext has been accepted onto the new Jisc Learning Analytics Purchasing Service as a supplier for Learning Analytics Solutions, Services and Infrastructure – making it the only company in the UK listed on both the SUPC eTextbook Provision (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium) and the Jisc Learning Analytics Purchasing Service.

The aim of the new purchasing service is to create an efficient and cost-effective mechanism to enable universities and colleges nationally to buy add-on services that complement the core Learning Analytics Service they receive from Jisc.

Learning analytics enable universities to produce a personalised approach to how they can aid student learning,  develop independent study and encourage research skills, as set out by the TEF framework put forward by the Department of Education.

Andy Alferovs, managing director of Kortext, said: ‘Being officially recognised by Jisc for our innovative advancements in learning analytics on the back of our SUPC announcement earlier this year is a mark of the progress we are making in supplying innovative solutions to support teaching and learning across the world. We would not have achieved so much this year without our   university partners that have provided superb feedback and added to our development goals.'

Phil Richards, Jisc’s chief innovation officer, added: ‘Kortext impressed us with the capability of their platform and the flexibility of the analytics services and infrastructure it offered. With the analytics sector rapidly evolving we’re excited to welcome such an innovative supplier into the Purchasing Service. We look forward to working more deeply with Kortext as it continues to grow, both in scale and capability, in the UK and internationally.’

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