Vote for new Board Members. Voting is now closed.
The e-Assessment Association is a not-for-profit membership organisation governed voluntarily by a Board made up of both Corporate and Ordinary Members.
We currently have THREE positions available for Ordinary Members and have received nominations for seven.
Those successfully elected, will be committing to a three-year term – with quarterly Board meetings and an opportunity to actively support and promote the association, steer future activity, present at events, support and develop the new Awards programme and more. Our Board meetings are held virtually, as are all of our sub-committee meetings.
Please do take moment to read the below mini-biographies, in alphabetical order.
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED
The new Board members will be announced at our AGM, held on the 22nd March in the afternoon of the first day of the annual two-day 2017 e-Assessment Question conference, at the America Square Conference Centre in London, and ahead of our first e-Assessment Awards Gala Dinner in the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton, Tower of London.
You will be able to join the Board Meeting virtually if you cannot attend in person. If you have not received the call details in an email send to you last week, please drop us a line.
Please note that in order to be eligible to vote in these elections you must either be an existing member of the association or will be agreeing to join as an individual member as part of this election process. There is currently no membership fee payable to join the association and you may subsequently choose to cancel your membership without penalty.
Dr. Asif Ahmad holds a PhD degree in Food Technology and have vast teaching and research experience in discipline of Food science, Agriculture and Nutrition. He got his experience at USDA labs, OARDC, Ohio state university in USA and at Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He is member of many scholastic societies working in field of Food Science and Nutrition. He is serving on Editorial boards of several journals in his field. He is author of two books, six book chapters and more than 50 Research articles. His research on nutraceutical foods, bioactive compounds and dietary fibre has published in international journals of repute. He also assessed international level of research in these disciplines.
On his credit, there are several National and International awards including prestigious Fulbright fellowship. Currently, he is working as Professor (Food technology) with PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Head of Virtual Campus, University of Derby Online Learning
I have been involved in education and the use of technology as an enabler for over 20 years, working in the media, FE, community learning, work based learning, HE and online learning.
I am particularly passionate about how, through technology, barriers to assessment can be reduced. This stems from my early days in FE taking laptops out to learners in the workplace so they could take a test to gain a qualification. I’ve explored this approach further through working at the BBC, using narrative and gamification to entice users into taking assessments – making it fun! Now, with a focus on online learning within the HE sector, I am leading on the use of e-assessments to reduce barriers adult learners continue to face when wanting to engage in learning – time and place. Through the use of e-assessment these barriers can be removed; asynchronous assessments and also synchronous assessments through online proctoring.
CEO 3D Performance – Lecturer in Education
Chris has 34 years’ experience in all areas of Education, recently moving into Initial Teacher Education. His Masters of Research into the Internationalisation of teacher education was followed by a doctorate in the use of mobile technologies in the formative assessment of preservice teachers while on practicum. His experience across educational sectors and between the education industry and the technology industry give him a unique view of the forces behind commercial influences, institutional influences and school-based essentials. As eAA progress the use of electronic assessment tools, Chris considers it important that competing voices do not overshadow the learner’s need to understand the outcomes of assessment practices already in place. Chris’ personal goal to improve the feedback and feed forward process using technology for learners is fundamental to his actions and aligns with eAAs mission to promote better assessment of knowledge skills and capabilities of people through technology.
Graham is a Chartered Mathematician and Scientist, with 22+ years’ experience of qualification, examination, assessment design and delivery, from professional, commercial, vocational and public awarding body settings. As Director, Examinations at CIMA, Graham led an innovative programme transforming CIMA’s professional examinations to e-assessment. He has many years of educational assessment experience gained as Head of Mathematics at AEB/AQA, and now is Head of Education at AXELOS.
With 12+ years as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, and more recently in F.E., his interest in assessment design is strongly linked to understanding of educational principles and pedagogical issues from a learner viewpoint, as well as the interaction between learning, teaching and leveraging technology in assessment, having worked in research studies linking e-learning and assessment in mathematics.
Graham has authored learning and assessment material, provided consultancy in syllabus and assessment design, and acted as advisor in an international capacity to governments.
Head of Assessments and Professional Standards at the Institute of Directors
I am interested in joining the board of e-assessment to give back by championing the business and customer benefits of e assessment. I am a veteran of several awarding bodies, where I have held management roles that involved constructing and quality assuring assessments. These roles also had a strong element of business development.
My interest in e assessment developed when the whole concept was new and I was able to contribute to one of the first RASCH analysed question banks. My excitement about the benefits of e assessments grew and saw me through the initial transformation and development of several major e assessment initiatives. The excitement and passion remain, although I remain a business person who truly sees the benefits of technology. In my current role, I have in 18 months transformed the IoD from a 100% paper assessment operation to one of the early adopters of 100% remote invigilation.
Business Development Director, learndirect
Amanda has been involved in eAssessment with learndirect for over 11 years, both within operations and business development. She led the bid to secure the UK Government’s single supplier framework for computer based testing and has overseen the successful implementation of a number of contracts, both large and small. This experience from all angles helps her to build long-term strategic relationships with clients, stakeholders and partners alike.
Recently, Amanda spent 6 months getting to understand the apprenticeship sector, particularly in light of the imminent introduction of the levy, and is utilising this knowledge to find routes to market for eAssessment.
Amanda believes in a partnership approach; the market is certainly big enough for a number of players. By working together, we can make sure that the client gets the best outcome, that the reputation of eAssessment is strong and that the market continues to grow and prosper.
I have worked as a professor in the university of Pinar del Rio, Cuba since 2011, becoming Master in Sciences of Education in 2016. Previously I was a teacher in Junior High schools for 7 years. I brought these skills to the assessment field and from the outset had a particular interest in e-assessment for both formative and summative purposes because of my Master Theses.
I have hands on experience of e-learning development, deployment and analysis, on-screen deployment of the virtual interactive task and the diagnostic skills tests for Moodle.
This has brought experience of the challenge of bringing the e-assessment into the university. I also have experience in working with agronomy students in both English with Academic Purposes and Professional Purposes, most recently working on the development of the virtual interactive task and its relation with the e-assessment using Moodle as main space.
Skills: E-Learning, Online Teaching, Educational Technology.