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Bringing assessment into the digital age

January 31st 2017

Published by Education Today (p18), January 2017 Comment by Patrick Coates, director at International Skills UK and board member of The e-Assessment Association. Back in 2009, Simon Lebus, chief executive of Cambridge Assessment, said that traditional examinations are likely to disappear within 10 to 15 years, and will be replaced by computerised testing. Although exam boards like Edexcel and AQA are now marking some papers online, the education sector remains...

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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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Assessment software; Best to do it yourself?

January 10th 2017

Blog post by Chris Peat, Customer Services Director, Axia Interactive Media and Board Member of the eAA. We all know how important it is to assess someone’s skills accurately. The result of an assessment has the potential to be highly motivational for the individual and conversely it can have a crushing effect. Why then are organisation content to adopt ‘do-it yourself’ online assessment systems and sites. Across the country there are...

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New blog: Remote invigilation / Remote proctoring

January 6th 2017 Tags: ,

Patrick Coates, Director of International Skills UK and Board Member of the eAA writes about remote invigilation / remote proctoring and invites you to get in touch if you are involved in using or trialling remote proctoring, particularly with a view to share the challenges, questions and answers across the e-assessment community. Remote invigilation or proctoring₁ has been around for a while and I have seen evidence of its use...

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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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