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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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Virtual Learning Environments – Running or limping into the future?

November 19th 2014

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) have become widespread in primary, secondary, tertiary/FE sectors as well as in higher education. Their use in workplace education and training is catching up fast. Yet, the impact of VLEs is not yet clear. VLE use ranges from being somewhere to store resources - the term ‘repository’ is often used as a criticism of VLEs, to being used as an interactive multi-media learning and assessment tool....

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Five Formative Assessment Tools  – fun, free and friendly

November 13th 2014

Last year I looked at the ‘free’ tools available on the web for formative assessment, this is the pick of this year’s tools. Critical success factors For a tool to be useful for educators it needs to be: Engaging – it encourages your learners to participate. Easy to use – time is the most cited reason why educators don’t make greater use of e-learning tools, so finding tools that are...

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