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The Five Latest Trends in Assessment and How They Can Transform Your Organisation

April 3rd 2019

Based on working with a wide and varied client base, Louella Morton of TestReach identifies the top five trends that are changing how assessment is delivered.

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Challenging Einstein: how can technology work hand in hand with human interaction in formative assessment?

March 27th 2019

Blog post from Daniel Howard, MD at ForSkills around the benefits of e-learning. Republished with kind permission from NCFE Albert Einstein feared the day that technology would surpass our human interaction. He stated the world would have a generation of idiots... is this now the case? In a world where digital fluency and digital literacy are sought after skills to improve communication within business, was Einstein right? Is the increasing...

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The keyboard is mightier than the pen – the future of e-assessment

February 8th 2019

Reproduced with permission from RMResults. First published 4th December 2018 | by Nicky Smith, Education writer The words “the pen is mightier than the sword” were first written 175 years ago by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, in a play he wrote called ‘Cardinal Richelieu’. The protagonist, Richelieu, thinking about a battle against another country says “The pen is mightier than the sword… Take away the sword; States can be saved without it!’ Now perhaps...

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Why do we tolerate human over machine error?

December 3rd 2018

Human error is cited as the primary contributing factor in major disaster and accidents in industry.....Yet, even with this knowledge, we are more likely to forgive human error over machine – why is this? Blog post reproduced with kind permission from RM Results.

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ACT Assessment systems are changing!

September 6th 2018

The Association of Corporate Treasurers, ACT announced in August that they have undergone an overhaul of their assessment systems. Listening to feedback and with the aim that students can take their exams stress-free and perform to the best of their ability, ACT decided to partner with BTL and opted for remote invigilation software, ProctorExam. This blog post explores the changes further.

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Reality vs. Myth: What you need to know now about Remote Invigilation

June 4th 2018 Tags: ,

By Louella Morton, Executive Director, TestReach I was recently at an assessment event and in one of the sessions the speaker authoritatively told the audience that you need a minimum internet connection speed of 5Mb per second to take a remotely invigilated exam. As the provider of a remote invigilation solution, we run thousands of exams delivered by remote invigilation (RI) and our standard recommendation for candidates is a minimum...

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