The e-Assessment Awards: Winners announced for the inaugural international awards
- The winners of the first e-Assessment awards were announced last night at the gala dinner in London
- The gala dinner highlighted the very best practice, research and innovation that’s taking place within e-assessment
- Bob Gomersall, a leading force in the world of e-Assessment since 1978, was awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award
23 March: The winners of the first international e-Assessment Awards were announced last night at The e-Assessment Association’s gala dinner, held in London.
From school, through further and higher education, to workplace training and professional exams, the awards programme holds the unique and enviable position of encompassing all of education.
The inaugural awards programme received entries from organisations working in every continent across the globe and across a wide range of sectors, with the shortlisted finalists for each category and winners being selected by a highly-experienced, international panel of experts.
The gala dinner was the pinnacle of the awards programme and highlighted the very best practice, research and innovation that’s taking place within e-assessment. Attended by over 100 guests from across several sectors, including the Accounting/Finance sector, Healthcare and Higher Education, it represented the diversity and incredible vitality of the technical innovation that is present in the international e-assessment industry today.
The winners of each category are as follows:
Best Use of Formative Assessment:
Winner: Digital Assess for Formative Assess
Highly Commended: Digital Assess for Adaptive Comparative Judgement (Collaborate)
Best Use of Summative Assessment:
Winner: The National Council for the Training of Journalists and Cirrus Assessment
Highly Commended: University of Bradford School of Midwifery and Reproductive Health
Winner: Digital Assess
Highly Commended: Perigean Technologies
Winner: Edinburgh Business School
Winner: Institute of Directors
Highly Commended: Edinburgh Business School
Winner: University of Wolverhampton
The winner of the Lifetime Contribution Award was presented to Bob Gomersall at the gala dinner last night. Bob Gomersall has been a leading force in the world of e-Assessment since 1978 and is a well-regarded and respected figure in the industry. Always with an educator’s eye at the heart of everything he does, Bob has shown that with the judicious use of edtech you can have a significantly positive impact on assessment. The judges felt that his continued passion and commitment to effective e-assessment technology deserved recognition through the e-Assessment Award for Lifetime Contribution and wish him all the best for his continued work in this area.
Adrian Palmer-Geaves, managing director for PSI (International), the awards’ headline sponsor, said: “The aim of the awards programme is to raise awareness of e-assessment, its role in today’s organisations and the vast innovation taking place across the sector. We would like to congratulate the winners of each category, as they highlight the wealth of best practice taking place within e-assessment.”
Matt Wingfield, chairman of the e-Assessment Association, continued, “The very first e-Assessment Awards was launched to shine a light on those who are making a positive contribution to e-assessment and to promote awareness of the sector. The array of entries across all categories is a true testament to the diversity of the sector and also represents the evolving and ever-growing nature of e-assessment. Congratulations to the winners!”
The e-Assessment Awards will take place once again in Spring 2018. Applications for entries will begin in October.
For more information about the awards, visit www.eassessmentawards.com