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The European education landscape in a nutshell: Structure, technology and attainment

September 28th 2016

In this new blog post, Tim Downie from RM Results shares the key findings from research focusing on the education landscape across Europe. Looking at the underlying systems and infrastructures each country is using to support their technology initiatives, and how different countries are embracing change in the education sector.

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Developing and delivering e-assessments: the importance of communication

July 6th 2016

by Helen Claydon For much of the past 10 years I have been involved in e-assessment content development across a variety of organisations and assessments. In all instances, my experience of e-assessment has involved the assessment ‘owner’ outsourcing various aspects to third parties. Handing over responsibility for aspects of your assessment to a third party can be a nerve wracking experience. Establishing a collaborative working relationship is key to successful delivery. In this...

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The development and use of open-access, open-source material in mathematical sciences

May 5th 2016

By Bill Foster. e-Learning Team of the School of Maths & Stats, Newcastle University This blog is on the use of e-assessment in all its forms for mathematics and statistics (mathematical sciences) at HE. In a recent presentation at an IMA conference on barriers to learning in mathematics I recalled an earlier question I asked at yet another conference in 2011: Why hasn’t HE with all its embedded technological and pedagogical...

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AO Forum Reflections

May 5th 2016

This year's AO Forum was held at Woburn House Conference Centre in London on 21st April. There was a particularly interesting presentation by The British Council looking at the findings of the two research projects focussing on the potential, and the challenges, of UK Awarding Organisations expanding into the Technical Vocational Education and training (TVET) market overseas. The research showed that nearly 40% of Awarding Organisations have little or no...

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Bett 2016 – Some post conference thoughts from Frances McKeown at Cirrus Assessment

January 26th 2016

  Last week was exciting and exhilarating for everyone involved in edtech. The Bett Show 2016 is generally heralded as the world’s leading edtech event and takes place, annually, right here in London! Anyone with an interest in education and technology was there, with delegates representing schools, colleges, universities and vocational training providers. Exhibitors showcased innovation in all aspects of teaching and learning with Learning Management Systems sat alongside behaviour...

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Standing on Assessment Avenue – time to get the builders in

October 13th 2015

On Monday 12th October 2015, eAA Vice-Chair Geoff Chapman gave a speech at the Westminster Education Forum event - England's Examination System - next steps for reform. After introducing the eAssessment Association, Geoff went on to talk about the need to put our own house in order. The eAssessment Association is a professional body dedicated to promoting better assessment of knowledge, skills and capabilities of people through technology. We have over 1,200...

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