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German Civil Aviation Authorities approves the ProctorExam platform

July 12th 2018

ProctorExam and CopterUni received the official “green light” from the German Civil Aviation authorities to certify drone owners. With new German legislation, drone owners are required to complete an examination before flying their drones. CopterUni together with the local authorities researched the market to find a safe and reliable way to conduct these examinations online. As a result, a partnership with ProctorExam has been concluded to provide the necessary security and flexibility for German drone examination.   What...

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Maplesoft™ spinoff, DigitalEd™, marks its inauguration with updates to its full product suite

July 11th 2018

Waterloo, Canada; July 10, 2018 New release of online learning software, Möbius, provides major enhancements to analytics, performance DigitalEd, the Maplesoft™ spin-off company formed to bring enhanced focus to online education for science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, began operations as a separate corporation. As its first official act of business, DigitalEd announced a new release of its Möbius™ platform for online education, including new versions of its products that...

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“Most” lost exams English training institute Anglia found

June 29th 2018

Published by By: ANP / NU.nl on 27 June 2018. PostNL has recovered most of the more than 4,000 English exams from the English-language educational institute Anglia. They turned out to be in an international sorting center in Amsterdam.  That's what a PostNL spokesman said. Eight of the ten boxes with the exams in them have been located. "We hope to find the other two boxes soon." The exams were sent to England by...

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A country is shutting off its entire internet to stop exam cheats

June 27th 2018

Digital Trends on 22 June 2018.  Trevor Mogg "Algeria flipped the switch on its internet connection this week in a bid to stop high school students cheating in exams. The drastic measure follows similar action taken by the education ministry in 2016 when it asked service providers to block access to social media sites after exam paper leaks began appearing on them. But those measures proved ineffective, prompting the ministry to...

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Phillip John, Executive Chair SCHOLAR and eAA Board Member, in Queen’s birthday honours list

June 20th 2018

Phillip John OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc is Professor of Chemistry and former Senior Dean at Heriot-Watt University. He has over 180 research publications, managed over fifty research grants, supervised over thirty PhD students and given numerous invited lectures at national and international conferences. Apart from his teaching, research and administrative duties he has, since the inception of SCHOLAR in 1999 headed the academic development team devising the pedagogical design and,...

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RM Results secures new e-marking project with the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board

June 15th 2018

In March 2018, RM Results signed a 32 month contract with the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) to deliver their new Integrated Digitisation of Scripts and Electronic Marking System (iDSEM). This new project will enable the SEAB to scan student answer booklets to a system developed by RM Results in partnership with Datascan, to then be marked onscreen using RM Assessor. Steve Harrington, RM Results Account Director commented: “We...

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