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Finalists announced for the first international e-Assessment Awards

February 23rd 2017

Shortlisted finalists announced by The e-Assessment Association. The e-Assessment Association launched the brand new awards programme to celebrate the use of technology to enhance assessment worldwide. Sheer number of award entries reflects the diversity and calibre of those within the e-assessment sector.     21 February: The e-Assessment Association today announced the shortlisted finalists for its inaugural awards programme, The e-Assessment Awards. The winners will be announced at the gala...

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Bringing assessment into the digital age

January 31st 2017

Comment by Patrick Coates, director at International Skills UK and board member of The e-Assessment Association.

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IfA director role like ‘hand grenade with pin removed’, AELP warns

January 23rd 2017

Published by FE Week: Alix Robertson| 15:49, Jan 18, 2017 The director of assessment role for the new Institute for Apprenticeships has been likened to “a hand grenade with the pin removed”, by the head of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers. Mark Dawe, chief executive of AELP, said in an exclusive FE Week webinar today he felt sorry for whoever takes on the new post, also warning that the...

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Deadline extended for entries to the e-Assessment Awards 2017

January 6th 2017

At the last Board meeting of the e-Assessment Association it was agreed to extend the deadline for applications to the first international e-Assessment Awards, sponsored by PSI. Completed entries will now be accepted until 5pm GMT on Friday 20th January 2017. "We have already received applications from organisations and institutions from every continent, showing the truly global nature of e-assessment," reports Matt Wingfield, Chairman of the eAA, " a point...

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Scottish Government Minister discusses workforce innovation with eCom Scotland

December 7th 2016

eCom Scotland was pleased to welcome Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, to its Fife offices today. The visit was an opportunity to show how Scottish organisations are using technology to positively impact skills development. eCom Scotland develops innovative technology solutions for workforce learning and development. They work with organisations across many sectors, including Energy. The company has achieved substantial growth in the last 3 years...

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Ofqual opens discussion of new evidence on consistency of marking

November 28th 2016

From: Ofqual  First published:14 November 2016 How consistent can marking be? This is the question Ofqual asked at its autumn symposium today (Monday 14 November). The event was used to gather stakeholder views and discuss evidence on this important topic. Ofqual presented new research which examines the consistency of marking of GCSEs and A levels from 2013 to 2015. To provide context for these findings, speakers presented evidence on marking quality...

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