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‘Using  ICT   to  measure  skills,  understanding  and  knowledge

Annual Conference and Exhibition

2011 9th Year

About the Conference and Exhibition

e-Assessment, the use of computer based assessment via e-portfolios and e-testing is  increasingly becoming  part of the mainstream in the classroom and the workplace.

This year we took Assessment for Learning as our focus and look at how the technology, tools and techniques of e-Assessment and Computer Based Testing can support the Formative and Summative Assessment processes and help develop the Assessment for Learning concepts.

Learners achieve most when

    they understand clearly what they are trying to learn, and what is expected of them

    they are given feedback about the quality of their work and what they can do to make it better

    they are given advice about how to go about making improvements

    they are fully involved in deciding what needs to be done next, and who can give them help if they need it

Technology is ideally suited to supporting these ambitions  and making assessment and the personal learning agenda viable. The newer mobile  technologies even  more so.

However, technology offers both benefits and challenges for those using, or considering using, ICT to address these ideas. e-Assessment offers exciting and innovative approaches to otherwise costly, and/or inflexible assessment of learners, students or employees.

The challenge for those developing, selecting and implementing e-Assessment solutions is to balance the desire for innovation and development with the need to deliver the benefits

Why this conference?

Are you considering computer based testing or using e-portfolios?

Do you want to find out about
e-Assessment? or want to see the latest developments?

How robust, valid and reliable are  e-Assessment solutions?

Are you concerned about the risks and costs - how about the impact on learners, teachers and administrators?

Are you excited or intrigued by what mobile and  latest e-Assessment technologies offer?

How does e-Assessment support learning?

Involved with e-marking, e-Assessment or e-portfolios for the first time?

Want to discuss the issues with colleagues, AB’s etc.?

What are the implications for learners and teachers, not to mention examiners and managers?


The main theme for 2011 was Assessment of learning, assessment for learning, assessment is learning - click for more

Speakers included:
Chris Jones, Director-General
   City&Guilds (keynote)
Stephen Fahey, Learning Tech.
   Director, Pearson Education
Julie Swan, Head of Regulatory Policy.      OFQUAL
and others ...
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The role and importance of technology in assessing and supporting learners in the classroom and the workplace’ - was a special eAA (e-Assessment Association) lead session on Day One (pm) which will conclude with the 2011 AGM of the eAA

Mobile assessments/Conference APP: As part of this years conference there was a sub-theme looking at mobile assessment. This  culminated in a workshop (day two, pm) which focussed on using  your mobile, pda, laptop, iphone, ipad, kindle etc.  to access formative assessments, click here

A group of Sixth Form college students and their teacher, Graham Smart, demonstrated the power of digital formative assessment in the class room.

Exhibition of leading suppliers including RM, Pearson Vue, Questionmark, BTL, Scholar, TAG, Calibrand ALphaplus..

Evening Wine and Cheese reception
sponsored by Cambridge Assessment .

Speakers in 2011included

John Winkley,  Director,  AlphaPlus Consultancy.
Stephen Fahey, Learning Technologies Director, Pearson Learning .
Patrick Craven, Principal Analyst, Cambridge Assessment.
Denis Saunders, CEO and Founder, Calibrand.
Jeremy Carter. Head of Sales & Marketing
Ray Tolley, Independent Consultant
Grahame Smart, Maths AST and E-Learning Consultant
Cliff Beevers PhD, OBE, Chair of eAA, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University.
Keith Kilpatrick, Assistant Director, LSN/LSDA.
Donald Clark, Independent Consultant.
Bill Foster PhD, Teaching Fellow and CBA Coordinator, School of Maths & Stats, Newcastle University
Dr. Vikki Smith, Director, Research and Design, City & Guilds of London Institute
Colin Deal, Examware.
Chris Jones, Director-General, City and Guilds
Julie Swan, Head of Regulatory Policy, OFQUAL.
Gavin Cooney, MD, Learnosity
Matt Wingfield, MD, Tag Developments
Fiona Hudson-Kelly, Director, SMARTASSESSOR
Graham Hudson, Director, DRS.
Prof. Phillip John PhD DSc,  Heriot-Watt University
Helen Ashton, Heriot-Watt University 
Bob Gomersall, Chair, Virtual College and BTL Group.
Stuart Jones, Able Consulting

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