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e-Assessment Strategies for Engaging Millenials

October 17th 2014

by Bryan D. Eldridge, M.Ed., eCom USA/eCom Scotland The “generational differences in the workplace” conversation seems to be hotter than ever. The buzz created by this topic is primarily due to the fact that for the first time in history, five distinct generations are represented in the workforce (age ranges provided vary slightly by source): The Traditionalists – born between 1925 and 1945 The Baby Boomers – born between 1946...

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E-assessment is getting easier and more diverse

August 14th 2014

I spoke recently at a conference organised by Rod Gordon of Gordon Associates (http://www.gordonassociates.co.uk/Default.aspx).  Essentially, the substance of what I was saying was that “e-assessment used to be expensive and technically challenging to implement, and there was not a great deal of diversity amongst the solutions on offer, but things are now getting easier, and more diverse”.  I thought I’d record these observations in a short blog post. People in...

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Towards Maturity Benchmarking

August 11th 2014

Over the last 5 years, the eLearning landscape (including eAssessment) has become clearer with the introduction of the Towards Maturity Benchmarking report. Previously, organisations wanting to find out how their on-line delivery compared to their peers could only access US reports, say from Deloitte, Bersin or Brandon Hall.   The Towards Maturity report, and access to the tools it uses, are freely available at www.towardsmaturity.org/2013benchmark with each organisation participating receiving a personalised...

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Using the data from e-assessment systems

August 11th 2014

There’s a lot of work involved in getting an e-assessment service up and running live examinations.  Aside from selecting and deploying the technology, there are challenges in administrative arrangements and managing organisational change, ensuring all candidates have fair access to assessment and converting assessment questions to on-screen forms.  So while this is going on it’s to be expected that existing processes are retained wherever possible – after all, moving to...

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Standards in e-Testing

July 14th 2014

I started working in e-assessment sales in the late 90’s and carried on into the mid-2000s Perhaps looking back I see this period as the heyday of e-assessment, with the new world of e-assessment providing an opportunity to give learners and candidates a better experience including instant feedback and on-demand testing. I worked closely with QCA (as was) and with a number of awarding bodies, and even completed my MBA...

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Mobile Technology and e-Assessment

May 18th 2014

Mobile Technology and e-Assessment The technology research company Gartner reported that the sale of PCs was down yet again, and that the trend for mobile devices was increasing apace, especially in countries where there has been little adoption of computer technology previously, like across Africa. The number of Smart phones and tablet devices I see here around the university bear testament to this. If these devices are so common are...

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