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A not-for-profit global membership organisation for consumers of, producers of and those with an interest in digital formative and summative assessment, computer-based testing and transitioning from paper-based testing.

Topics covered include: Remote Online Proctoring, Test fraud, Performance Testing, Multiple Choice, the cost of assessment, academic misconduct, remote and hybrid testing, test centres, exam security, the value of assessment, authentic testing, and accessibility and equity.
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Best Summative Assessment Project Award - 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase
Welcome to the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Awards Finalist Showcase Sponsored by the British Council and Certify Assessment Solutions. This final episode in the series provides more information about the Best Summative Assessment Project Award finalists for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards along with a discussion between Paul Muir of the British Council and the host, Matt Wingfield of the eAA, regarding the importance of using technology for summative assessment and the benefits it can bring. Register for the conference and awards here: www.e-assessment.com/conference Finalists: · Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology · Prodigy Learning with DOTS on Skillify – online standardised assessments national roll-out in Ireland · University of Jeddah – UOFJeddah & eLearnUJ Sponsored by Certify Assessment Solutions & British Council
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May 31, 2022
Best Formative Assessment Project Award - 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase
Welcome to the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Awards Finalist Showcase Sponsored by the British Council and Prodigy Learning. This episode provides more information about the Best Formative Assessment Project Award finalists for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards and a discussion between Paul Muir of the British Council and the host, Matt Wingfieldof the eAA, regarding the importance of using technology for formative assessment and the benefits it can bring. Register for the conference and awards here: www.e-assessment.com/conference Finalists: ACCA and TestReach with the ACCA CBE Practice Platform - Louella Morton Nurture– Next-generation Feedback & Assessment - David Neville University of Derbyand Vretta Inc with Elevate My Maths - James Howell & Ovidiu Bagdasar Sponsored by Prodigy Learning & British Council
38:42
May 26, 2022
Best Workplace or Talent Project Award - 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase
Welcome to the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Awards Finalist Showcase Sponsored by the British Council and City & Guilds This episode provides more information about the Best Workplace or Talent Project Award finalist for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards along with an interview between eAA Board Member, Graham Hudson, and Patrick Craven from City and Guilds. Todays host is Matt Wingfield, CEO to the eAA. Register for the conference and awards here: https://lnkd.in/egVMTSCw Sponsored by City & Guilds & British Council
32:10
May 24, 2022
Best International Implementation Award - 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase
Welcome to the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Awards Finalist Showcase Sponsored by the British Council and TestReach. This episode provides more information about the Best International Implementation Award finalists for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards. We also hear from Louella Morton at TestReach, sponsors of the 2022 Best International Implementation Award, and we’re in conversation with Paul Muir from the British Council, the headline sponsors for the e-Assessment Awards. Register for the conference and awards here: http://www.e-assessment.com/conference Best International Implementation Award 2022 Finalists · Excelsoft Technologies working with Securities Industry Development Corporation, Malaysia with Vishwanath Subbanna · NEBOSH International Digital Assessments with Dee Arp · University of Waterloo and PebblePad with Katherine Lithgow and Gail Ring Sponsored by TestReach & British Council
30:10
May 19, 2022
Best Research Award - 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase
Welcome to the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Awards Finalist Showcase Sponsored by the British Council and RM. This episode provides more information about the Best Research finalists for the 2022 e-Assessment Awards. We also hear from Richard Little at RM, sponsors of the 2022 Best Research Award, and we’re in conversation with Paul Muir from the British Council, the headline sponsors for the e-Assessment Awards. Register for the conference and awards here: https://lnkd.in/eh82mng Best Research Award 2022 Finalists • Brightpath Assessments, Sandra Heldsinger • Examity, Mark Woodcock Sponsored by RM plc & British Council
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May 18, 2022
Best Transformational Project - 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase
Welcome to the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Awards Finalist Showcase Sponsored by the British Council and SQA Join Romana Moss, Graeme Clark and Paul Muir as we discover more about the finalists in the Best Transformational Project Award category of the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Conference & Awards. Register for the conference and awards here: https://e-assessment.com/conference/  Best Transformational Project Award 2022 FInalists Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) - Toby Newton Excelsoft - Adarsh Sudhindra Prodigy Learning - Peter Doherty Fry - Jonathan Dupre Sponsored by SQA & British Council
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May 12, 2022
Most Innovative Use of Technology in Assessment - 2022 e-Assessment Awards Finalists’ Showcase
Welcome to the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Awards Finalist Showcase Sponsored by the British Council and Vretta Join Romana Moss, Anand Karat and Paul Muir as we discover more about the finalists in the Most Innovative Use of Technology in Assessment Award category of the 2022 International e-Assessment Association Conference & Awards. Register for the conference and awards here: https://e-assessment.com/conference/  Most Innovative Use of Technology in Assessment Award 2022 FInalists Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) with ACER Signum – online Standard Setting application Jacob Pearce & Ammar Aldaoud Certiverse Pat Coates Qpercom Ltd with Remote Clinical Assessment & Interviews with Qpercom Tata Consultancy Services with TCS iON PAPER Nikhil Sharma Sponsored by Vretta & British Council
32:12
May 11, 2022
Part 2- What is remote proctoring and how can it help modernize assessment delivery?
Registration is open for the 2022 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards taking place on the 21st & 22nd June in London. Learn more about the programme and how to register here: https://e-assessment.com/conference In the second part of a 2 series podcast which follows on from a panel discussion at Bett UK, we welcome experts from the digital assessment community to discuss the potential for Remote Assessment (Remote Invigilation, Remote Proctoring, Online Proctoring) to modernise the process of assessment. Topics in this episode include: · Lessons learnt from the pandemic · Security and remote assessment · Opportunities for innovation in the wider ecosystem · Candidate experience and choice · The digital divide If you’d like further information about Remote Assessment or would like to share your experiences then please engage with eAA’s Remote Assessment collaboration space: https://miro.com/app/board/uXjVOD0fj5g=/?share_link_id=370799442778 Host Tim Burnett, e-Assessment Association Guests Rory McCorkle, PSI Tim Downie, Talview Paul Muir, British Council David Redden, NCFE
01:09:41
April 14, 2022
Part 1 - What is remote proctoring and how can it help modernize assessment delivery?
Registration is open for the 2022 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards taking place on the 21st & 22nd June in London. Learn more about the programme and how to register here: https://e-assessment.com/conference In the first part of a 2 series podcast that follows on from a panel discussion at Bett UK, we welcome experts from the digital assessment community to discuss the potential for Remote Proctoring (Remote Invigilation, Remote Assessment, Online Proctoring) to modernise the process of assessment. Topics in this episode include: · Lessons learnt from the pandemic · The changing shape of assessment · Remote delivery of Objective Structured Clinical Examination's (OSCE’s) for medical assessments · Accessibility in remote assessment If you’d like further information about Remote Assessment or would like to share your experiences then please engage with eAA’s Remote Assessment collaboration space: https://miro.com/app/board/uXjVOD0fj5g=/?share_link_id=370799442778 Host Tim Burnett, e-Assessment Association Guests Neil Wilkinson, Pearson Vue Sarah Ridgway, Fry IT Mark Woodcock, Examity
51:02
April 14, 2022
The Remote Proctoring Survey for the 2022 e-Assessment Association Conference and Awards
2022 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards, London: 21st & 22nd June, 2022 | #eAAConf22, Register: https://e-assessment.com/conference/ Welcome to the e-Assessment Association Podcast, in this episode Tim Burnett chats with Pat Coates, eAA Board Member, Consultant and Chief Revenue Officer for Certiverse. Ahead of the upcoming 2022 International e-Assessment Association Conference and Awards, we’re launching a survey to look at the current state of play for remote proctoring as our focus for this year's e-Assessment Conference focuses on the end-user experience. Launch the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfY2bi_EuiHotJdDfx2GbCrbPxLCalC7fXWUFwRZPULJyCF1g/viewform To ensure that the speakers and breakout sessions meet the needs of those who have implemented, or are thinking of implementing remote invigilation/ proctoring we'd appreciate your feedback. If you are responsible for procuring or managing remote proctoring / invigilation we want to hear from you. This year's conference will include a half-day session on remote invigilation/ proctoring and, if you complete the survey you have the option to enter our prize draw to win a one-day ticket to this year's conference. Coming to London on 21st and 22nd June you can hear from formative and summative assessment experts and practitioners from Workplace, Professional Awarding Organisations, Schools, Colleges, and Higher Education. Register today: https://e-assessment.com/conference/
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April 04, 2022
March Update - 2022 International e-Assessment Conference & Awards
London: 21st & 22nd June, 2022 | #eAAConf22 Join Tim Burnett for a short announcement about what you can expect at the world's foremost digital assessment conference.  Coming to London on 21st and 22nd June you can hear from formative and summative assessment experts and practitioners from Workplace, Professional Awarding Organisations, Schools, Colleges, and Higher Education. Register today: https://e-assessment.com/conference/
03:59
March 24, 2022
The 2021 Wrap Up - Exploring connections between cognitive enhancing drugs & online assessment with Dr Ellie Dommett
During this end-of-year wrap up, we'll hear from Dr Ellie Dommett as she explores connections between cognitive enhancing drugs and the increasing use of online assessment. "Cognitive enhancing drugs are thought to be used by up to 25% of students in universities to boost their concentration and are often regarded as a form of cheating, and yet universities have no effective ways of managing their use. We do know that certain factors increase the likelihood of using these drugs, including stress and competitiveness. As more assessment moves online we will look at some of the ways in which assessment design might increase or decrease drug use." Join Dr. Ellie Dommett and eAA CEO Matt Wingfield for this fascinating topic followed by a look back at 2021, and a brief insight into the e-Assessment Association's plans for 2022. Register your interest for the 2022 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards here: https://www.e-assessment.com/conference Dr. Ellie Dommett is a Reader in Neuroscience at King’s College London. She conducts research into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its treatment with psychostimulant drugs, which are also used as cognitive-enhancers by people without ADHD. Alongside her neuroscience research, she conducts education research, focusing on digital education.
50:13
December 07, 2021
#eAssess20 Insights - Becoming an Edtech Double Agent with Pete Atherton
Originally recorded in March before the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the shape of the conference, Pete discusses his world and provides an insight into his presentation and talks about his book: 50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ways-Technology-Enhanced-Learning-Classroom/dp/1526424150/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=50+Ways+to+Use+Technology+Enhanced+Learning+in+the+Classroom&qid=1592342869&sr=8-1) Pete Atherton's Keynote presentation How I became an edtech double agent will look at how you empower trainee teachers to become a better teacher and support students using edtech will be presented on Tuesday 7th July 11am BST: Technology in Testing.   To register for the conference visit: https://e-assessment-question.com/book/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/book/)   Pete Atherton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petefred/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/petefred/) Tim Burnett: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
22:34
June 16, 2020
A Review of the JISC Future of Assessment Report, with Matt Wingfield, Dr. Maren Deepwell, and Paula Goddard.
Recorded just before COVID-19 started to shape our lives, eAA Chair, Matt Wingfield, sat down in conversation with Dr. Maren Deepwell, CEO, Association for Learning Technology, and Paula Goddard, Senior Assessor, and freelance assessment writer, to discuss the JISC report published in February. The report can be found here: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/reports/the-future-of-assessment (https://www.jisc.ac.uk/reports/the-future-of-assessment), and sets out 5 targets for the next 5 years: * Authentic - Assessments designed to prepare students for what they do next, using technology they will use in their careers * Accessible - Assessments designed with an accessibility-first principle * Appropriately automated - A balance found of automated and human marking to deliver maximum benefit to students * Continuous - Assessment data used to explore opportunities for continuous assessment to improve the learning experience * Secure - Authoring detection and biometric authentication adopted for identification and remote proctoring During the session, Matt, Maren, and Paula discussed the targets proposed by the report, and asked the questions: * Is this the right direction for assessment in further and higher education? * Who or what will be driving this change? * Is the technology ready for this? * Have we considered the objectives and intentions of the assessment properly? * Is it the fear of change that will ultimately stop these targets being achieved? * Do staff have the skills and training to make this a reality? * Is there an appetite for change? * Do the risks of not acting outweigh the risks of change? In addition to looking at the report, Matt, Paula, and Maren discuss the role that JISC plays in the sector and ask, what can JISC do to help support this?   You can hear Dr. Maren Deepwell delivering a keynote at the e-Assessment Question Conference on June 23rd, 2020. Click here to book: https://e-assessment-question.com/book/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/book/) Guests: Dr. Maren Deepwell - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maren-deepwell-ba5a972b/ Paula Goddard - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paula-goddard-88b2397/ Host: Matt Wingfield - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/ Research:   Tim Burnett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
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June 16, 2020
#eAssess20 Insights - Encouraging innovation in edtech with Lucy Turner from Nesta
Recorded before the original conference was altered due to COVID-19, Lucy tells Tim about the work that Nesta do to encourage innovation in edtech, examples of where it is having an impact and what the future holds for the fund. Lucy also gives an insight into her presentation where she will be asking, can technology help reduce teacher workload? And giving lessons from Nesta’s EdTech Innovation Fund The presentation will also include: An overview of Nesta’s work with technology organisations working to tackle teacher workload, in particular those focused on formative assessment and marking. Examples of innovative practice to help remove some of the workload burden from assessment What does future hold for technology and assessment? The opportunities and risks of AI in education. Where are the gaps? Where more innovation is needed.   You can hear Lucy speaking online on Wednesday 8th July 2pm BST: Assessment in Higher Education. To register for the e-Assessment Question Conference, visit: https://e-assessment-question.com/book/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/book/) Guest: Lucy Turner, https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucy-turner-20a82689/ Host: Tim Burnett, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ | https://twitter.com/TimBurnett_UK/ e-Assessment Question Conference, https://e-assessment-question.com, Starting June 23rd and running for 3 weeks. See the full conference programme here: https://e-assessment-question.com/conference-programme/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/conference-programme/)
11:47
June 16, 2020
Assessment and COVID-19 - Episode 5, The Irreversible Direction of Travel. Insights from the e-Assessment Association Community
In the fifth and final episode of a new podcast series by the eAA we welcome guests from the e-Assessment Association Community and discuss the impact of COVID-19. eAA board member, Gareth A Hopkins from City & Guilds, interviews Steve Adams, Director Examinations East Asia Region, and Paul Muir, Head of Computer Based Testing (CBT), both from the British Council. In this episode, Gareth explores the ripple effect of COVID-19, from its origins within China, it’s journey through the region, and how the British Council has responded to the challenges presented. With his boots on the ground in East Asia, Steve Adams explains how from his base in Beijing, China, he and his team first heard of COVID-19 and watched it ripple through the region. Steve, provides an extremely useful insight into how the region has responded, which will provide invaluable information for assessment organisations elsewhere in the world who are preparing for the process of recovery. Listen and learn as Steve, discusses how his team adapted and started to prepare new policies for testing such as queue management, centre hygiene, disclaimers, social distancing, and refund policies for people that are not feeling well. In addition, Paul provides a global perspective of the British Councils approach to e-assessment and high-stakes exam delivery and explains his views on how on-demand testing and remote invigilation will be able to help organisations going forward. Also in this episode, Gareth, Steve, and Paul discuss the different cultures of testing across the globe including how AI is being embraced in the e-active region of East Asia. You can hear more from Paul Muir at the e-Assessment Question Conference on June 30th at 11 am BST, during the session called ‘Assessment on a Global Scale’. https://e-assessment-question.com/conference-programme/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/conference-programme/) If you would like more information about the British Council’s New Directions Conference then please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.sg/new-directions (https://www.britishcouncil.sg/new-directions) Did you miss the last episode? Catch up here: https://blubrry.com/eassessment/62098374/assessment-and-covid-19-episode-4-two-years-in-two-months-insights-from-the-e-assessment-association-community/ (https://blubrry.com/eassessment/62098374/assessment-and-covid-19-episode-4-two-years-in-two-months-insights-from-the-e-assessment-association-community/) Register for the 2020 Virtual e-Assessment Question Conference starting June 23rd here: https://e-assessment-question.com/ Guests: Steve Adams - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-adams-88992a14/ Paul Muir - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulbmuir/ Host: Gareth Hopkins - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/) Research: Tim Burnett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
41:05
June 16, 2020
Assessment and COVID-19 - Episode 4, Two Years in Two Months. Insights from the e-Assessment Association Community
In the fourth episode of a new podcast series by the eAA we welcome guests from the e-Assessment Association Community and discuss the impact of COVID-19. eAA board member, Gareth A Hopkins from City & Guilds, talks to Gavin Cooney, CEO at Learnosity, and Kerry Williams, Vice President Certification at PSI Services about the impact of COVID-19. In this episode, Gareth discusses with his guests different patterns that have emerged from across the globe following the pandemic. Gavin uses assessment data from Learnosity to illustrate the trends they have witnessed and how different assessment models have succeeded, whilst others have floundered. Kerry discusses how PSI has assisted customers through providing guidance and crisis management, and how the opportunity to change delivery from centres to online proctored tests has been greeted with increasing confidence. The guests also discuss observations from different communities across the globe and how in just two months, we’ve seen two years of change. The guests also discuss accessibility and how there is a risk that in the rush to move to digital technologies, we will overlook an important and hard problem. Finally, as PSI are the headline sponsor to the 2020 e-Assessment Awards, Kerry provides her forecast on how we will see a real surge in submissions for the 2021 awards which open later this year (2020). Did you miss the last episode? Catch up here: https://blubrry.com/eassessment/61643547/assessment-and-covid-19-episode-3-broadening-perceptions-with-the-new-possible-insights-from-the-e-assessment-association-community/ (https://blubrry.com/eassessment/61643547/assessment-and-covid-19-episode-3-broadening-perceptions-with-the-new-possible-insights-from-the-e-assessment-association-community/)   Register for the 2020 Virtual e-Assessment Question Conference starting June 23rd here: https://e-assessment-question.com/ Guests: Gavin Cooney - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavincooney/ Kerry Williams - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-williams-37299010/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-williams-37299010/) Host: Gareth Hopkins - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/) Research:   Tim Burnett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
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June 09, 2020
Assessment and COVID-19 - Episode 3, Broadening perceptions with ‘the new possible’. Insights from the e-Assessment Association Community
In the third episode of a new podcast series by the eAA we welcome guests from the e-Assessment Association Community and discuss the impact of COVID-19. eAA board member, Gareth A Hopkins from City & Guilds, talks to Leo Webster, Customer Success Manager for End Point Assessments at NCFE, about the impact of COVID-19. In this episode, Leo talks about how NCFE has responded to COVID-19 by quickly deploying Remote Invigilation for it’s EPA’s, along with how it has worked with customers and candidates to minimise disruption. Topics discussed in this episode include: Finding the positives from an uncertain global situation The importance of customer communications Approaches to internally piloting remote proctoring How to cheat with a Mars Bar and a banana Did you miss the last episode? Catch up here: https://www.e-assessment.com/news/new-eaa-podcast-the-impact-of-covid-19/   Register for the 2020 Virtual e-Assessment Question Conference starting June 23rd here: https://e-assessment-question.com/ Guests: Leo Webster - https://www.linkedin.com/in/leo-webster-018792153 (https://www.linkedin.com/in/leo-webster-018792153) Host: Gareth Hopkins - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/) Research:   Tim Burnett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
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June 01, 2020
Assessment and COVID-19 - Episode 2, Different Ends of the Scale. Insights from the e-Assessment Association Community
In the second episode of a new podcast series by the eAA we welcome guests from the e-Assessment Association Community and discuss the impact of COVID-19.   eAA board member, Gareth Hopkins from City & Guilds, talks to Shane Sutherland of Pebblepad, Richard Little of RM Results, and Paddy Craven of City & Guilds about the impact of COVID-19.   In this episode, the guests reflect on the rapid changes seen at all ends of the scale, from the shock of the summer paper exam series to the surge in interest in digital learning materials. Topics include: * Will our tolerances to other non-traditional assessments change? * Will the momentum of change be sustainable? * Will the spirit of collaboration carry on? Did you miss the last episode? Catch up here: https://www.e-assessment.com/news/new-podcast-from-the-eaa-assessment-and-covid-19/ (https://www.e-assessment.com/news/new-podcast-from-the-eaa-assessment-and-covid-19/) Register for the 2020 Virtual e-Assessment Question Conference starting June 23rd here: https://e-assessment-question.com/ Guests: * Richard Little - https://www.linkedin.com/in/littlerichard/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/littlerichard/) * Shane Sutherland - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pebblepaddler/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pebblepaddler/) * Paddy Craven - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paddy-craven-8544965/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paddy-craven-8544965/) Host: * Gareth Hopkins - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/) Research: * Tim Burnett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
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May 21, 2020
Assessment and COVID-19 - Episode 1, The Tipping Seesaw. Insights from the e-Assessment Association Community
In the first episode of a new podcast series by the eAA we welcome guests from the e-Assessment Association Community and discuss the impact of COVID-19. eAA board member, Gareth Hopkins from City & Guilds, talks to Nikhil Sharma of TCS iON, and John Winkley and Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud from AlphaPlus Consultancy about the impact of COVID-19. With perspectives from the UK to India, guests talk about the differing government approaches to the summer exams for schools along with the unquestionable lasting impact. Guests discuss the lack of resilience in summative exams, the digital divide, the potential of remote proctoring, and ask the question: Will this be the tipping of the seesaw for school-leaving exams? Gareth explores examples such as the Welsh Government's National Testing programme, and the potential of any time adaptive testing as an alternative to summative exams. Also, how distance learning tools such as Glassroom, provided both teaching and social access to over 12,000 schools and universities. Finally, Gareth, Nikhil, John, and Gavin discuss the changing priorities for teachers, and how, although their teaching activities have given way to student welfare. They have huge potential to demonstrate that they can be a real powerhouse for change and when presented with a challenge, can be extremely creative and adaptable. Register for the 2020 Virtual e-Assessment Question Conference starting June 23rd here: https://e-assessment-question.com/ Guests:Nikhil Sharma of TCS iON - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhil-sharma-12106052/John Winkley - https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-winkley/Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-busuttil-reynaud-70412a3/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-busuttil-reynaud-70412a3/) Host:Gareth Hopkins - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-a-hopkins-8261835b/) Research:Tim Burnett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
56:46
May 13, 2020
#eAssess20 Insights - Natural Language Classification for Formative Assessment with Aftab Hussain
Aftab Hussain, ILT Manager, Bolton College is interviewed by e-Assessment Association Vice Chair Tim Burnett about Aftab's upcoming presentation at the e-Assessment Question Conference. During his presentation, Aftab will be discussing how Bolton College is using natural language classification models to support formative assessment Delegates will learn about: * What is Natural Language Classification? * How teachers train their natural language classifiers. * The use cases for deploying natural language classifiers to inform learning and assessment. * How delegates can support the development of Bolton College’s FirstPass solution. The emergence of this new assessment tool enables teachers to make use of a richer medium for assessing their students. Traditionally, online formative assessment activities are undertaken using closed questioning techniques such as yes/no questions, multiple-choice questions or drag-and-drop activities. Whilst valuable, this is a rather narrow way to undertake formative assessment. Our solution enables teachers to pose open-ended questions which can be automatically analysed and assessed by a computer. The ability to offer real-time feedback means that students can qualify and clarify their responses.   Guest: Aftab Hussain, https://www.linkedin.com/in/aftab-hussain-7145444/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aftab-hussain-7145444/) | https://twitter.com/Aftab_Hussain (https://twitter.com/Aftab_Hussain) Host: Tim Burnett, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/) | https://twitter.com/TimBurnett_UK/ (https://twitter.com/TimBurnett_UK/)   Aftab will be speaking on Thursday 2nd July 11am BST: Formative Assessment e-Assessment Question Conference, https://e-assessment-question.com (https://e-assessment-question.com/), https://e-assessment-question.com/book/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/book/) See the full conference programme here: https://e-assessment-question.com/conference-programme/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/conference-programme/)   Join the e-Assessment Association here for free: https://www.e-assessment.com (https://www.e-assessment.com/)
12:06
February 27, 2020
From Australia to Europe, and back again - A global take on e-Assessment
In this episode from the e-Assessment Association, Vice-Chair Tim Burnett chats with Peter Westcott, an educational consultant from Melbourne, Australia. Peter talks with Tim about his journey around Europe and his experience with assessment in Australia. Peter started his journey in Seville at the iCERi Conference, presenting a paper on a facial recognition tool to measure student engagement. Peter then visited Belgium, Denmark and London looking at a range of exciting educational assessment projects that are underway. Peter’s passion is the use of technology in Pastoral Care and shares his experiences and observations about the potential technology has for the improvement of the learning journey.   Peter Westcott https://www.linkedin.com/in/petergwestcott/ A strategic, creative and outcomes driven 'imagineer' and 'learntrepreneur', I’m a Higher Education Specialist Consultant focusing on innovations in Authentic Assessment and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) including: - Virtual Learning Environments (VLE and LMS) - Learning Analytics (analysis of learners and learning) - e-Exams and e-assessment - remote proctoring and invigilation - leveraging AI and Machine Learning to improve education outcomes Interviewed by Tim Burnett, Vice-Chair, e-Assessment Association http://e-assessment.com/   https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/)
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February 04, 2020
Looking back and looking forward, the e-Assessment Question and technology in testing with Jeff Ross and Martyn Roads
Welcome to the e-Assessment Association (http://e-assessment.com) Podcast channel. In this episode, Tim Burnett (Vice Chair of the e-Assessment Association) interviews e-Assessment Question (http://www.e-assessment-question.com) conference founders Jeff Ross and Martyn Roads about their development of the conference, as well as their views on the challenges facing digital assessment and the future of the field. In the interview, Tim, Jeff and Martyn discuss topics including: the genesis of the idea for the eAQ conference; the different trends in e-Assessment uptake in various sectors including schools, higher education, vocational and professional testing; how a lack of political energy has held back schools; and the imbalance in technology users around the UK. Jeff and Martyn have a wealth of experience in e-Assessment, having first been introduced to it some 20 years ago when they were both at Edexcel. Martyn was co-author of the Qualification and Curriculum Authority’s “Use of ICT in Assessment” report to the Department for Education and Skills in 2002 and has worked on a number of projects supporting the production of e-Assessments. Jeff has built up a great familiarity with assessment coming from a chemistry and IT background, up to becoming a senior change manager at Edexcel when he was first exposed to e-Assessment with Martyn. This eventually developed into the formation of the e-Assessment Question Conference. The e-Assessment Associationhttps://www.e-assessment.com/ (https://www.e-assessment.com/) The e-Assessment Question Conferencehttps://e-assessment-question.com/ (https://e-assessment-question.com/) Guests Tim Burnetthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/https://twitter.com/TimBurnett_UK (https://twitter.com/TimBurnett_UK) Jeff Rosshttps://uk.linkedin.com/in/jeff-ross-1b7b6b11https://twitter.com/jeffmross (https://twitter.com/jeffmross) Martyn Roadshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/martynroads/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/martynroads/)
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November 19, 2019
What's beyond multiple-choice? Brian Moon talks about the 2019 Beyond Multiple-Choice conference and finding the sweet spot of test innovation.
The Beyond Multiple-Choice (http://beyond-multiple-choice.com/) conference takes place in Washington, D.C. on November 5th & 6th 2019 and will be asking the question: How can managers and educators move beyond multiple-choice tests to more deeply evaluate the effectiveness of learning, teaching and training? The conference plans to bring the latest tools and techniques into clear focus and evaluating how they can support learners and teachers in the modern digital age. In this episode, e-Assessment Association (http://e-assessment.com/) Vice Chair, Tim Burnett (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/), talks to the conference co-organiser Brian Moon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmoonperigeansero/), Chief Technology Officer from Perigean Technologies (http://perigeantechnologies.com/). They discuss the conference, its history, and the objectives for this year's event. They also discuss the opportunities for global learning, knowledge sharing, networking and finding the sweet spot in assessment innovation.
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October 25, 2019
FAB2019 Roundup - Including an interview with Sir John Dunford about malpractice and conference observations by BTL, TestReach and PSI
e-Assessment Association (https://www.e-assessment.com/) Vice Chair Tim Burnett (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/) welcomes you to sit down and tune into an update from eAA sponsors and speakers at the Federation of Awarding Bodies Conference and Awards (https://awarding.org.uk) in the UK. Report on MalpracticeAlong with observations by team members from BTL, TestReach and PSI, there's a special interview with Sir John Dunford, the chair of an Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice. Sir John discusses the report, and the recommendations made and the role technology has to play in the future of assessment. The report is available from the Joint Council for Qualifications here: https://www.jcq.org.uk/examination-system/imc-home (https://www.jcq.org.uk/examination-system/imc-home) About John:John was chair of the Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice in 2018-19. Before that, he was a teacher of mathematics, head of a secondary comprehensive school in Durham (1982-98), general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (1998-2010) and National Pupil Premium Champion (2013-15). He has written extensively on national education policy over the last 25 years. Industry and Conference InsightsObservations on the conference, the recent surge in interest in Remote Proctoring and the role Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) has to play in the future of assessment come from: * Emma Hall (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmashall/), from BTL, creators of Surpass (https://www.btl.com/surpass/) * Siobhan Ogilvy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/siobhanogilvy/), from TestReach (https://www.testreach.com/) * Alistair Fryer-Bovill (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistairfryerbovill), from PSI e-Assessment (https://www.psionline.com/en-gb/certification/) Thank you to the Federation of Awarding Bodies. All views and the opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not the e-Assessment Association. Join the e-Assessment Association for free here: https://www.e-assessment.com/register/?action=registeruser&subscription=2 (https://www.e-assessment.com/register/?action=registeruser&subscription=2)
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October 24, 2019
The Future of e-Assessment with Manny Straehle and Host Tim Burnett
Welcome to the e-Assessment Association (http://e-assessment.com/) Podcast channel. In this first episode, Tim Burnett (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/) (Vice Chair of the e-Assessment Association) interviews Manny Straehle (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mstraehle/) about his views on the future of digital assessment. Within the interview Tim and Manny discuss L Data, technology within assessment, device central testing, wearable technology, electrocardiogram's and the fact we are still caught in the past. Profile: Manny Straehle, President and Founder of Assessment, Education & Research ExpertsWith over two decades of active involvement in the credentialing industry; Manny is one of about 20 assessors for the ANSI ISO/IEC 17024:2012 accreditation standards. He possess immense proficiency as a consulting assessment and educational research expert, Dr. Manny sits at the top of AERE as her Founder and President. Dr. Manfred has held roles at Advertising Research Corporation (ARC), Media Broadcasting Company (Pharmaceutical Marketing), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), Genesis Healthcare, Prometric, and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) to mention but a few. His long professional history and wealth of experience make Dr. Manny of immense importance to the operational value of AERE. Dr. Manny is no stranger to leadership responsibilities and has held several leadership positions for the credentialing and standards industry association while serving in the leadership capacity for countless other committees and institutions. With a formidable professional and managerial resume, Dr. Manny is equipped to pilot the affairs of AERE with laudable success. A proud member of reputable professional societies such as the American Evaluation Association (AEA), National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), and Association of Test Publishers (ATP), Dr. Manny leads AERE with a clear vision of excellence and a team-based collaborative approach.
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October 23, 2019