Christmas Newsletter 2019

As 2019 draws to a close the Practera team wish you and your families a happy festive season and bright 2020. We’ve had an awesome 2019 and hope you have too.

PRACTERA CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Enabling inspiring experiential learning programs

We’re very proud that in 2019 we helped more educators deliver high quality experiential learning to more to students and professionals than ever before. We doubled our customer base in Australia, US and Canada, now including >60% of Australian Universities. Some highlights include;

The University of Sydney won a prestigious AFR Higher Education award for the Job Smart employability program powered by Practera, which has helped improve employment outcomes of more than 10,000 students by 300% 

Practera has been adopted for professional development applications by US thought leaders Northeastern University and Institute for Experiential Learning

7 Universities piloted a new low cost, high quality digital ‘nano project’ model, which grew from 0 – 1,000 students and will be adopted by 20 Universities for 2020 – download the research

Boston University expanded its transnational health development projects program to 17 developing countries in Africa, Central and South America

Practera is enabling Study Perth to provide digital employability experiences and micro-credentialing for 50,000 international students in Western Australia – see a product demo here

4 Australian State Governments are using Practera to break down employability barriers with authentic 3-week industry projects to >1000 globally diverse students from 25 Universities with >150 employers

Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre Association adopted Practera as its experiential learning platform to enhance University-industry R&D collaboration

Redfern Legal Centre have launched a ground breaking legal information resource on Practera for NSW’s 260,000 international students in 7 languages – see a demo

If you are looking to strengthen or setup an experiential learning program, we would be happy to help!

PRACTERA PRODUCT UPDATES

Building the worlds leading platform for experiential learning

Rolling out ELSA, our first generation AI product. Experiential Learning Support Assistance automatically detects the most common issues and helps you resolve these with recommended actions, templates and smart tracking- see it in action

Winning a $2M grant to develop world leading student data privacy & security capability to keep your student’s data secure

If you would like to get a demo of Practera, just let us know!

PRACTERA TEAM & VALUES

The team behind our success

We’re super proud of our diverse team living our values in 6 countries around the world;

In 2019 we expanded to 4 Australian offices to better serve our customers, appointing new leaders Suzy Watson in Perth and Jamie Ford in Brisbane

Megan Underwood had a massive year, promoted to VP Canada, opening our Canada office and announced as a Global Learning 30under30 leader

Beenish Sami was promoted to Director of Engineering

Co-founder Suzy Watson was named as an Austrade Women in Tech finalist for 2019

Fun fact; 70% of our team are female from leadership team down and 70% culturally and linguistically diverse – a key contributor to our success

AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCES

What we write, publish and present at events and conferences

Practera’s state based projects program was a finalist at the QS-Wharton Reimagine awards, our Skills Passport module won best in show at the Canadian e-learning conference, finalist at the Study NSW international education awards

Next year catch us at the following range of global conferences; APAIE (Canada), GIC (Canada), ACEN (Australia), AIEC (Australia), NAGCAS (Australia), ASU-GSV (US), LearnLaunch (US)

We are excited about how experiential learning will change the way we teach and how it will prepare the next generation of learners for the future of work.

If you’d like to learn more or discuss your experiential learning program please contact us