UNIwise are thrilled to announce that The Open University have opted to deliver their exams and assignments with WISEflow for an initial period of five years, following a rigorous open procedure procurement process under the EU Service Directive.

Students will be able to submit assignments electronically during their studies, and their assignments can be checked and marked off and online, ensuring a consistent experience for both students and markers.

The Open University is a leading university for flexible, innovative teaching and world-leading research in the United Kingdom and in 157 countries worldwide. Uniquely placed to understand the needs of part-time students, combining their learning while earning, their innovative, award-winning distance teaching credentials have seen over two million students receive an education.

Chris Youles, Chief Information Officer at The Open University, believes the transition will prove beneficial to all students. He said: “We are excited to be working with UNIwise. Their expertise, approach and innovative thinking make them an ideal partner and I am confident that together, we can improve the online experience for our students.”

Steffen Skovfoged, Executive Director at UNIwise, said: “We are delighted to be in partnership with such a long-standing and renowned institution as The Open University, and to take part in their journey of improving education and life-changing learning for so many students both in the UK and abroad.”

About The Open University

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the university was founded with a clear purpose: to open up education to all. Since beginning in 1969, the OU has taught more than two million students worldwide and has over 170,000 current students.

Over 75% of students are in full-time or part-time employment, and 78 FTSE 100 companies sponsored staff on OU modules in 17/18.

The OU has had a unique educational partnership with the BBC since 1971, collaborating on a range of content across TV, radio and digital channels/platforms. Each year the OU co-produces approximately 35 prime-time TV and radio series including, Hospital, Blue Planet, Inside the Foreign Office, Our Dementia Choir and 8 Days: To the Moon and Back. They achieved more than 351m viewing and listening events last year which prompted more than 8.9 million visitors in the year 2018/19­ to the OU’s free learning website, OpenLearn.

For further information about OU co-productions please visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/.

About UNIwise

UNIwise is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company primarily targeting higher education. Their mission is to free exams and assessments from the constraints of paper, time, and space.

The company’s cloud-based platform, WISEflow, is an end-to-end workflow supporting software service, enabling institutions to deliver, manage, and streamline their various assignments.

By digitising exams and assessments through WISEflow, the company helps individuals and institutions maximise their potential through state-of-art technology.

WISEflow is the most-used exam & assessment platform in Scandinavia and has now expanded throughout Europe and the UK. Learn more at https://uniwise.co.uk/.