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ACCA launch new computer based exam practice platform, The CBE Practice Solution

June 27th 2019

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) students are set to benefit from a brand new exam practice platform for computer based exams (CBE). The CBE Practice Solution is set to launch to learning partners this month, allowing time for familiarisation prior to the first Strategic Professional CBE sessions in March 2020.  Platinum and gold approved learning partners (ALPs) and silver learning partners in the UK, Ireland and Czech Republic...

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RM plc acquire SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

June 18th 2019

RM plc, a leading supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd (“SoNET”) for a consideration of £7.3 million. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, SoNET provides Software as a Service platforms principally to the education and government sectors. Acquisition highlights:  SoNET’s e-testing software augments RM’s existing e-marking capability. This will enable RM Results to offer full end-to-end digital assessment...

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Assessment Technology Company BTL Group recognised for International Growth in The Sunday Times World First SME Export Track 100

June 5th 2019

BTL Group have been recognised as one of Britain’s fastest growing small to medium-sized companies for international sales over the last two years, coming in at number 47 on the list. Press Release: Shipley, United Kingdom – 31st May 2019 During this period, exported software and services accounted for 42.7% of BTL Group’s total sales revenue, with a two-year average international sales growth of 73.58% per annum. BTL Group was...

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UK News: Expert Group launched with £4.6 million investment in EdTech

June 4th 2019

Published 3 June 2019 From: Department for Education "Paralympic swimmer Baron Chris Holmes chairs group to improve use of education technology, including accessibility and inclusion in the classroom" "One of Britain’s most successful Paralympians led a discussion on the use of technology in the classroom, and its potential to boost accessibility and inclusion, at the first meeting of a new group of experts set up to look at how to...

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Think your exams are too small for e-marking? Think again!

May 28th 2019

by Graham Hudson. First published on LinkedIn, May 8 2019 and reproduced with permission. I’ve had lots of discussions recently with professional bodies and small exam boards who still send off their exam scripts to examiners for marking and hadn’t realised that e-marking was an option for them. Advances in technology mean that e-marking, often considered the preserve of the large exam boards, is now something that professional bodies with...

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The e-Assessment Question ? Why is it still a question?

May 20th 2019

A few years ago a major concern expressed by teachers and educationists at the Ministerial Education Technology Action Group was that the testing regime was influencing how pupils and learners were being taught. Indeed “teaching to the test” and “the assessment tail wagging the pedagogical dog” were phrases often used to describe what was happening in schools and colleges, usually in a pejorative way. How times have moved on as...

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