See you: 20th and 21st March 2013 for the 11th
e-Assessment Question



The e-Assessment Question
2003 to 2012 and on

‘Using  ICT   to  measure  skills,  understanding  and  knowledge

Annual Conference and Exhibition

2011 Programme

Day One 30th March 2011 - e-Assessment – a growing factor in learning and development       

0930 Opening Plenary Session,  Chair John Winkley,  Director,  AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd..
‘The Importance of e-assessment and assessment to learning’ – this session will look at  the role e-Assessment plays providing flexible, robust, reliable, content rich, challenging and manageable assessment in the classroom, in the qualification arena and in the workplace

Stephen Fahey, Learning Technologies Director, Pearson Learning (key note address)
Patrick Craven, Principal Analyst, Cambridge Assessment
Denis Saunders, CEO and Founder, Calibrand. 

1110 e-enabling e-portfolios, class room working and formative assessment
The drive to deliver robust and reliable e-portfolios that satisfy a variety of requirements is gaining pace. This session looks at the various options for e-portfolios and using the technology in the classroom and how they support learning and development.

Jeremy Carter. Head of Sales & Marketing – ‘e-Assessment in the classroom’
Ray Tolley, Independent Consultant – ‘ePortfolios – why so slow on the uptake?’
Grahame Smart and students from Forest Hill School – ‘Using the technology in the classroom’

1245 Lunch – sponsored by DRS   DRS_RGB_50mm_PC 2007 trimmed

1345       eAA (e-Assessment Association) lead session beginning with two formal Presentations.

Keith Kilpatrick, Assistant Director LSDA NI – ‘The role and importance of technology in assessing and supporting learners’

Donald Clark, Independent Consultant – ‘The importance of the human element

1500 Question Time style Panel Debate
A panel of five leading thinkers on the development of e-Assessment will take questions from the floor in what will be a lively and engaging debate. Panellists are
Donald Clark, Independent Consultant
Patrick Craven, Principal Analyst, Cambridge Assessment
Bill Foster PhD, Teaching Fellow and CBA Coordinator, School of Maths & Stats, Newcastle University
Keith Kilpatrick, Assistant Director LSDA NI
Vikki Smith, Director, Assessment and Quality, City & Guilds of London Institute
Chair: Cliff Beevers PhD, OBE, Chair of eAA, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University.

Followed by AGM of the e-Assessment Association jelsim_eaa_logo

1730 Conference closes – evening reception  of wine and cheese sponsored by Cambridge Assessment Cambridge Assessment Colour Logo 240x135

Day Two 31st March 2011 - Supporting learners, teachers and managers, delivering the benefits of e-Assessment                                                                                                                  

0930 Setting the Scene, Chair: Colin Deal, Examware
Summative Testing, Qualifications and Examinations - where the technology is taking us. – looking at the drivers for the successes so far, some of the lessons we have learnt, the impact of those developments  and where the current developments will lead

Chris Jones, Director-General, City and Guilds (key note address)
Julie Swan, Head of Regulatory Policy, OFQUAL
Andrew Morse, E-Assessment Development Officer, WJEC

1100 Practical applications and case studies of e-Assessment in support of learning. This session looks at real examples of developments and implementations in the class-room, in the workplace and in high stakes testing

Gavin Cooney, MD, Learnosity – a case study in innovative e-assessment delivery
Matt Wingfield, MD, Tag Developments – ‘Assessing informal learning through the use of Social Media – case studying a new project in Singapore
Fiona Hudson-Kelly, Director, SMARTASSESSOR

1230 Lunch   

1330 Using the technology - including workshop session Chair: Graham Hudson, Director, DRS.
This closing session will focus on the wealth of technologies about and how they will impact on the assessment process. This will include a workshop that will practical examples and use of mobile technology to carry out formative assessment, hands on session using your using  mobile telephone, pda, laptop, iphone, ipad, kindle, smart phone, wifi enabled games machine etc.  to access formative assessments (
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Prof. Phillip John PhD DSc, and Helen Ashton, Heriot-Watt University ‘Technology in the service of learners and teachers’
Bob Gomersall, Chair, Virtual College and BTL Group ‘Where the technology is leading us’
Stuart Jones, Able Consulting – workshop on formative assessment for a variety of platforms
1600       Closing remarks from Chair



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