WEBINAR: Marginal becomes mainstream – how assessments are embracing technology in 2020 and beyond
On 3 February, the uk india business council (ukibc) conducted a webinar titled ‘marginal becomes mainstream – how assessments are embracing technology in 2021 and beyond’.
UKIBC Associate Director Tara Panjwani moderated the session led by Graham Hudson, Special Adviser to Assessment Professionals Internationally – a long-standing member of the educational assessment community (and eAA board member) – and Nikhil Sharma, Business Development Manager, TCS iON at Tata Consultancy Services.
Quoting figures from a recent UNESCO report on COVID-19, Graham began the session by highlighting the staggering impact of the pandemic on the education sector worldwide. On 2 April, 172 countries closed their schools, leaving 1,485 million learners affected (84.8% of the world’s total enrolled learners). Graham looked further into the impact on specific countries including the UK, India, the United States of America, and Australia. In India for example, more than 300 million students were cut off as schools, colleges and universities closed their doors and examination boards postponed their assessments.