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Simulation in assessment

December 20th 2021

I was delighted to have the opportunity to write a blog on the work that the Dell Technologies Proven Professional Program has been doing with Pearson on incorporating simulation-based items into its certification exams. I have worked in e-assessment for over 25 years now, and I am always interested in anything that improves the overall assessment experience for candidates. I know that there has been a lot of work on...

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How assessment can help tackle learning loss

December 14th 2021

A blog by Micheal Heffernan, Learnosity Learning loss has taken on a new dimension in the wake of COVID-19. It’s time for assessment to do the same. It’s been referred to as “the largest disruption to education in history”, a claim that gains justification as the weeks and months go by. The impact of COVID on learning has been so extreme that it has induced countermeasures that would have previously...

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Watch Again – The 2021 Wrap Up – Exploring connections between cognitive enhancing drugs & online assessment with Dr Ellie Dommett

December 9th 2021

During this end-of-year wrap up, we heard from Dr. Ellie Dommett as she explored the connections between cognitive enhancing drugs and the increasing use of online assessment. Following the presentation and Q&A, eAA CEO, Matt Wingfield, looked back at the highlights from 2021 and announced a series of exciting events coming to the assessment community in 2022. Listen to the presentation

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The Importance of Initial Assessments and Recognising Prior Learning in Apprenticeships

December 9th 2021

Dan Howard, Operations Director of Learning for Work at NCFE, delves into the importance of Initial Assessments and the benefits these bring to learners. Initial Assessments (IAs) are a vital step in every apprenticeship. Conducted prior to the beginning of an apprenticeship, they aim to help training providers better understand the learner’s abilities in line with the proposed apprenticeship, as well as assess their starting point to better set them...

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Integrating an Ecosystem of Partners to Reimagine Vocational Education

December 9th 2021

A Unique Phygital Model to Enhance Vocational Learning Combining Hands-On Project Work, Multimodal Digital Learning Resources, Live Online Lectures, and Gamified Learning TCS iON™ has brought together an ecosystem of academia, corporates, publishers, and original equipment manufacturers as part of its innovative phygital model for vocational education. This ecosystem will drive enhanced learning content, experiences and outcomes for learners looking to enhance their skills. TCS iON has developed a large...

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Autumn/Winter 2021 conference news

December 9th 2021

By eAA Chief Executive, Matt Wingfield The past few weeks have seen the long-awaited return of some key in-person events in the education calendar, including the annual conferences of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), the Association of Colleges (AoC), and finally the Schools and Academies Show. It was great to have the opportunity to get back out and meet people face to face after such a long period of...

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