SIS GLOBAL Press Release

Michaelhouse embraces digital Assessments and Exams through Dugga and SIS Global

Date Published: 11 October 2023

Johannesburg, South Africa and Stockholm, Sweden, August 23 2021. SIS Global leaders in technology solutions for Schools and Universities and Dugga, leaders in Online Assessment and Examinations, announce that Michaelhouse has partnered with SIS Global and Dugga to enable a modern effective and secure online Assessment and Exam solution for the school.

SIS Global are excited to announce their strategic partnership with Dugga. “This partnership adds to the SIS Global Education’s strategy to continue developing and investing in its portfolio of Microsoft aligned products, to deliver value to the The Dugga Solution will enable a hybrid teaching approach which will in the short term manage Assessment and Exams for pupils that are isolating due to Covid 19 as well the long-term benefit of use of digital assessment in the blended teaching space.

SIS Global has built a strong reputation in the global education market and has a strong focus on Africa and particularly in South Africa. Together Dugga and SIS Global will help Michaelhouse to improve efficiency as well as ensure that all students are being given fair and equal opportunities in terms of digital Assignment and Exams.

SIS Global is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Partner and has been a Microsoft Education partner for over 10 Years. Dugga is the winner of the Microsoft Global Education partner of the year 2020 award. Michaelhouse leverages Microsoft Education tools extensively and as such, with the seamless integration of Dugga into Microsoft Teams, this solution will be rolled out very quickly to the staff and student base at Michaelhouse.

Gartner states that the top trend impacting K-12 Education is embracing the Hybrid World. We are very pleased to be taking this journey with Michaelhouse by welcoming them onto the Dugga platform. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.”

Ian Bayley – Executive Head – SIS Global Education Practice

About Michaelhouse

Michaelhouse which was founded in 1896, is an internationally renowned boarding school for senior boys located in the Balgowan valley in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Michaelhouse is excited to move into the space of digital assessment for the benefit of both our boys and staff.

Michaelhouse Academic Department

About SIS Global

SIS Global is a Global Education System Integrator (GESI) with a great deal of industry knowledge and expertise, delivering high-quality service and solutions to education customers in Africa, Europe, Middle East and the USA. SIS Global is the Strategic Partner of Dugga for Africa.

SIS Global welcomes Michaelhouse into the SIS Global Community. Michaelhouse will certainly benefit from our digital transformation of the education technology landscape with our strategic focus on delivering best of breed Microsoft based solutions to the sector.

Robert Hawley – CEO SIS Global

About Dugga

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, Dugga 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.

Dugga digital assessment was developed by teachers for teachers. Dugga is a one-stop assessment solution based on scientific research, created together with teachers, students and administrators. As teachers, we should take away unnecessary stress for students during exams.

Patrik Nilsson, PhD and Co-founder Dugga

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Teresa Ekland, Communications, SIS Global

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