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15 NZQA exams to be trialled online this year

July 26th 2017

Published by NZ Herald_26 Jul, 2017 NEW ZEALAND "Fifteen subjects will now be available to do trial exams online as NZQA continues with its plan to have all exams online by 2020 . While the trials don't count towards a student's NCEA result, it provided good practice for schools and students as it nears the introduction of all exams being done digitally in three years' time. However, some digital trials...

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Yardstick Testing and Training acquires Assessment Strategies Inc.

July 10th 2017

Creating  a 100% Canadian-owned leader in the  rapidly expanding global  education-technology sector. Yardstick Testing and Training, one of Canada’s fastest growing and industry leading educational technology companies, have announced that they have acquired 100% of the shares of Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI) from the Canadian Nurses Association. The transaction consolidates the two most advanced testing companies in Canada today. Combined, they form a Canadian testing solution capable of competing and...

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Learndirect : One in ten staff could face redundancy at nation’s largest provider

June 29th 2017

FE Week - Jun 28,2017 The nation’s largest training provider is consulting on a new wave of redundancies – with its chief executive admitting around one in 10 staff could be affected. Learndirect employees were told the devastating news yesterday. It is understood that hundreds of for example sales and operational staff working on apprenticeships, employment related services, European Social Fund, and adult education contracts could be affected. When asked...

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Assessing pedagogy’s use of digital exams

June 1st 2017

Patrick Craven, director at City & Guilds and vice-chairman of The e-Assessment Association, reviews the potential benefits of technology-enhanced assessment Article first published in Education Investor, 04/05/2017  E-assessment can take many forms. Whether it’s a multiple-choice test, marking online scripts automatically or by a human grader, or the use of a digital portfolio for evidence-based assessment – its applications are diverse, constantly evolving and converging as assessment methodology and technologies...

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Why do 95% of companies make bad hires?

May 24th 2017

eAA Board Member Graham Hudson is a long-standing member of the educational assessment community, having worked in the sector for over 30 years.  Here he writes for Training Zone. 95% of organisations of all sizes admit to making bad hires every year, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 Talent Acquisition Study. Nothing seems to have changed since The Economist reported in 2006 that finding the right people is ‘the single...

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Digital Assess Wants to Use Blockchain Technology to Replace Paper Qualifications

May 22nd 2017

By Richard Kastelein, BlockchainNews First published May 18, 2017   Education technology firm Digital Assess is bringing Blockchain technology to the vocational skills market for the first time, with its Skills Blockchain project.  Funded by the Ufi Charitable Trust, the project is part of a five-year strategy that aims to deliver an increase in the scale of vocational learning. The project aims to demonstrate how – and more importantly why –...

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