Research quantifies significant learning boosts

Up to 12 months progress in just one term!

– with just one lesson a week for a term and with minimal teacher supervision!

A commitment to research

From EdAlive’s earliest days, we resolved to make research-informed development the foundation of our educational publishing programme. Development was extensively informed by feedback from students and teachers, and classroom observation by our own practitioners. To this day we remain committed to educational design directed and validated by research and the realities of classroom practice. 

New product development and continuous improvement are both underpinned by real-world research data and evidence-based best practice.


Outstanding results quantified

The results that have been uncovered are truly impressive and clearly demonstrate that students using the EdAlive Online Learning websites are making outstanding progress and demonstrating significant educational advantage, as identified above. Where possible, these gains have been externally validated by comparison with the relevant NAPLAN results.

Current research directions

In recent years, Dr Lindsay Brash has applied his extensive skills in data analysis and industry-based research to the analysis of the learning taking place through the use of EdAlive’s websites. His work shows how each website is operating under real-world conditions and against everything that students can throw at it. Research continues to drill down deeper into the data to optimise the effectiveness of the sites and thereby improve student outcomes.

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Dr Lindsay Brash - Researcher
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Research-informed development

Online delivery provides a powerful research opportunity.  Longitudinal de-identified data allows researchers to measure users’ progress and achievement over time. Alongside this, continuous qualitative research is employed, gathering user feedback through school visitsreaching out to Challenge winners or speaking with users by phone or email.

Development of further resources and support

Because we’re always hearing about teachers’ and parents’ needs and we’re able to continuously improve the user experience and optimise the operational performance of the online environment.

Examples of continuous improvement emerging from research findings include the development of:

Simple yet powerful tools and reports

Allow teachers to see their students’ progress in real-time with numerous reports and visualisations providing an in-depth view of student achievement.

The Typing Tournament Best Practice Guide

The tools and background you need to fully harness the power of Typing Tournament in your classroom.

The EdAlive Help Centre

Developed in response to user feedback, which includes a searchable Knowledge Base, help videos and numerous printable step-by-step instructions.