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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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Winners announced for the 2019 international awards

April 12th 2019

The winners of the third e-Assessment awards were announced on Wednesday night at the gala dinner in London The gala dinner highlighted the very best practice, research and innovation that’s taking place within e-assessmentEric Shepherd, accomplished leader of international business and formerly Questionmark’s CEO, was awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award 12 April: The winners of the third international e-Assessment Awards were announced last night at The e-Assessment Association’s gala dinner,...

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

April 3rd 2019

A report from a recent talk at the Learning Technologies Conference, London By Louella Morton, Executive Director, TestReach. Republished with kind permission. For many, the word “assessment” translates into multiple choice questions or writing for hours in a crowded exam hall – it is something very defined and has a certain place in our education or career. The huge advancements in computer-based testing are now redefining the possibilities of assessment,...

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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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eAA Annual Elections commence

March 25th 2019

Online voting has now started in the e-Assessment Association annual Board elections and will run until midnight on Monday 8th April. The results will be announced at the AGM, which is due to start at 8.45am on Thursday 11th April 2019. This year there will be TWO separate elections held for a total of FIVE board members to be drawn from the two types of eAA members – those drawn...

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DigitalEd Secures $7 million in bridge financing

March 24th 2019

Press Release from DigitalEd, March 19th, 2019. DigitalEd an online education technology startup, is pleased to announce the successful completion of a $7 million bridge round of financing. This new round of funding includes participation from new global investors as well as additional funds from existing ones. "The timing and size of the financing allows DigitalEd to create repeatable processes in support of our proven sales model, deliver on a more...

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