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Vidversity and Swinburne Awarded 2023 VIC Merit Award in iAwards 2023!

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Vidversity, in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, has been awarded the prestigious Merit Award in the “Technology Platform Solution” category in the iAward 2023 Celebration for their innovative AI-powered video assessment tool, VidVersity DL. Excitingly, the team will now head to Adelaide at the end of August to participate in the thrilling National finals. 

The iAwards programme is an initiative of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and is Australia’s longest running innovation recognition program, promoting excellence in the Australian digital ecosystem. Past award recipients include Google Maps, Atlassian, Wotif and WiseTech Global. 

The iAwards ‘unearths, recognises and rewards excellence in Australian innovation that is making a difference and has the potential to create positive change for the community – whether this is at home, in the office or on a global scale’. (iAwards website). 

About the Merit Award entry

This Merit Award demonstrates the brilliant collaboration between Swinburne’s exceptional team of researchers and software engineers specialising in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Vidversity’s distinguished expertise in the education domain, providing a deep understanding of modern learning platforms. 

This collaborative research has resulted in the development of a cutting-edge solution VidVersity DL, a platform that utilises advanced NLP, AI, and software engineering techniques to innovate video-based learning through automatic question generation and answer assessment. The tool is a powerful addition to the digital toolbox for teachers, enabling learning with embedded assessment to be generated rapidly any time from any video-based resource. It provides the opportunity to scale assessment to large learner cohorts throughout the teaching process, to relieve teacher workloads and identify learning gaps and meet the diverse needs of learners. 

Teachers can now gain insights into learner needs, and optimise their workloads for greater efficiency, and facilitating an engaging and personalised learning experience. VidVersity DL is set to transform the way we approach education and learning technologies, making a significant impact in the field.

This collaborative team is honoured to be recognised by the iAwards 2023 program and look forward to representing Swinburne and Vidversity at the National finals. This achievement marks an incredible milestone in our journey to reshape the future of education with cutting-edge technology.