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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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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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New Blog: What can business teach us about assessment?

November 9th 2016

I happened to be re-reading Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People recently.  Habit 2, Begin with the end in mind set me thinking about the recent anguished debate about ‘teaching to the test’.  Covey sets out the principle of envisioning the future so that you can plan and work towards it – which, in business, is kind of sensible.  After all, if you don’t know where you are going,...

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