Usability research (August 2021)

Sumdog were developing an online maths assessment library Shift conducted an initial stage of research and usability test to gather information around teachers’ needs and wants from a new assessment bank.The results from this fed into development of product prototypes.

Publishing and media companies
Maths Assessment tool research (April 2021)

As part of an ongoing research partnership, Shift Insight were commissioned to carry out research into primary educators’ needs around maths assessments, and their views on the new online assessment bank from Sumdog.

Publishing and media companies
Online qualitative research methods short courses research

We conducted a 3-stage project exploring the potential interest in a suite of online short courses from the OU as well as learner preferences around the content, delivery and price.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Higher Education Policy Engagement

Shift Learning was commissioned by Newcastle University to support the development and dissemination of an online survey to explore engagement with policy across the higher education sector.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Annual Brand Tracker Survey

Since 2017, Shift has run an annual brand tracker survey for JTL with results comparable year on year.

Awarding organisations
Personas Research

Shift worked on this global research project for Cambridge Assessment Network, which aimed to create reliable and realistic representations of their key audience segments through developing key personas/customer profiles.

Awarding organisations
Leadership and management development interviews

To explore reactions to a leadership and management development proposition we conducted 30 hour-long interviews with leadership and management development key decision-makers in large-scale global organisations, based in the UK, USA, France and Asia.

Awarding organisations
Piloting a Secondary School History Product

ALCS wanted to test a new educational resource for teachers. We developed a survey to test its appeal and provide insights into what features were favorable. 

Publishing and media companies
Exploring Markets for English-Medium Learning

Shift Learning conducted global market research in multiple languages, exploring the implementation and challenges of English-medium learning. The research allowed CUP to validate certain assumptions in this area, as well as unearth some useful and thought-provoking additional insights.

Publishing and media companies
Mental Health Survey 2020

Survey analysis for CACTUS, presenting recommendations for how research institutions should respond to issues in their work culture.

Publishing and media companies
Pre-sessional English Online Research

We conducted desk research and interviews to explore whether there was a market for an online pre-sessional English course for non-native English speaking students who wish to study in the UK.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Open Access Journal Survey

We delivered a full visual report and presentation of findings alongside access to Q Reader to allow Springer Nature to delve deeper into the data.

Publishing and media companies
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