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How machine learning is allowing thousands of students to sit exams at home

December 3rd 2020

Source – BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54881746   Image: Piero Tintori, CEO Better Examinations  

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Maintaining forward momentum – Team PebblePad continues to strive and thrive.

December 1st 2020

In this blog post, PebblePad CEO and Founder, Shane Sutherland, discusses how people, product and partnerships continue to be the most important things to a growing PebblePad team that is looking to bolster its ranks. Read post here

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eAA Member Podcast: “What is the ultimate purpose of an exam?”

November 26th 2020

2020 saw school and university exams cancelled around the world. 2021 may be the same - several nations have already announced they have cancelled their traditional paper and pen exams. The traditional exam as we know it is being replaced with teacher and school assessments or slimmed down versions of their former selves. All of which is causing exams to be examined in much more depth than when everything runs...

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LanguageCert SELT: Global network further expands having reached full Permit to Operate (PTO) status

November 16th 2020

LanguageCert, in partnership with PeopleCert and Prometric®, has been awarded a full Permit to Operate (PTO) for the provision of SELT exams. The PTO, issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) means that a further 41 global locations are now approved to provide SELT exams, making a total of 159 UKVI approved SELT Centres around the world. With Centres based in Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Europe LanguageCert is...

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How can we use the pandemic as an opportunity to advance assessment innovation?

November 9th 2020

In the run-up to the 2020 Beyond Multiple Choice Conference, three experts including John Winkley, director of one of our sponsors, AlphaPlus, discuss the opportunities and innovation that have arisen from Covid-19. The team at BMC2020 have kindly given their permission to publish their podcast. Hear Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer at Khan Academy; Scott Marion, Executive Director of the Center for Assessment; and John Winkley, Director of AlphaPlus Consultancy...

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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists selects the Surpass online proctoring service

November 6th 2020

BTL Group has announced it will be working with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), to deliver on-screen examinations using the Surpass Online Proctoring service. Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK, 26 October 2020. "The BTL team will be directly supporting the RCOphth with remote delivery, while their Surpass item authoring and test creation will be undertaken in collaboration with Surpass Community partner Ripley Systems. Ripley’s exam management system will leverage the...

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