17 May 2021

Season 2, Episode 17. Innovation in Learning with Eric Gibbs - Season 2

Eric Gibbs serves as President for Ouriginal, a text-similarity detection software that assists K-12 districts and higher education institutions in safeguarding their academic integrity initiatives. Eric is an accomplished business executive with over 20 years of experience in the education technology industry. He creates innovative and successful go-to-market strategies within K-12 and higher education markets.

[00:01 – 05:34] I Introduce Eric Gibbs and Ouriginal   

  • The Technology behind Ouriginal
  • Ouriginal’s rich history and where the company is going
  • Other industries Ouriginal plans to leverage their technology 

[05:35  – 09:33] Serving Educators Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic     

  • How Ouriginal was impacted by the events of 2020
  • Innovation that emerged as the Educational Space shifted into online learning  
  • The ways Ouriginal is helping educators

[09:34 – 12:38] Ouriginal’s Innovation in Text-Matching Software     

  • Leaning into machine learning
  • Why plagiarism detection does not really exist
  • Cross language matching and detection

[12:39 – 13:45] Helping Organizations Deliver On Its Mission Globally    

  • Ouriginal’s mission and focus
    • Fairness
    • Innovation
    • Trust

[13:46 – 17:15] Innovation in Education Technology    

  • Eric discusses what he believes to be the future of education software
    • Gamification
    • Authorship recognition; Writing style analysis



[17:15 – 26:05] Closing Segment

  • Eric closes by referencing the International Center for Academic Integrity (link below) 
  • Connect with Eric Gibbs! Links below


Tweetable Quotes:

For our mission at Ouriginal we really focus around three primary areas; Fairness, innovation and trust.” -  Eric Gibbs

“Innovation, as we see it, is at the heart of everything we do. We are constantly evolving and pushing those boundaries when it comes to meeting the needs of our customers.” - Eric Gibbs 

“The overall idea of having your original voice is not just a US, North America, Latin, European issue, it’s a worldwide issue.” - Eric Gibbs 


Resources Mentioned:

You can connect with Eric Gibbs on LinkedIn. Visit Ouriginal’s website   

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