Conference

Following on-going situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19) he e-Assessment Question Conference and e-Assessment Awards Ceremony planned for the 22nd and 23rd April will NOT be taking place as a face to face event

However, we are actively investigating options for delivering a virtual event instead, bringing you the same high-quality speakers, thought provoking presentations, as well as the opportunity to engage with and ask questions to presenters, sponsors and exhibitors throughout the event. We are aiming to share further details about our plans for this, together with details of when and how this will be held, as soon as possible.

Conference Programme

We hope to be able to bring you a broad selection of these motivating keynote speakers and industry experts exploring the latest industry developments to our virtual events. More information coming soon.
08:30 - 09:30

Registration

Register and enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the Exhibition area.

Dr Maren Deepwell
Dr Maren Deepwell

Assessment is at the heart of Learning Technology and challenges our relationship to technology in education. Drawing on new insights from ALT's Annual Survey Dr Maren Deepwell will invite participants to reflect on how far we have come and where we are headed next. Specifically, this talk will focus on:
- How the way we use Learning Technology for assessment shapes our relationship with learners
- What is changing and what are the key challenges for the year ahead?
- Implications for broader challenges achieving greater equity and inclusion as well as ethical professional practice.

Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) is an alternative to traditional marking which can improve professional agreement, reduce inconsistency in marking criteria interpretation, avoid teacher bias and vastly improve reliability in assessing writing and other open-ended task types.
In this presentation, headteacher Steve Dew will explain how ACJ is being used to moderate and benchmark writing across a group of previously un-linked primary schools in Oxford. The results of this pilot pioneered by Steve include improved professional consensus and judgement, greater confidence in the reliability of the marking and moderation process, and the potential for schools to reduce teacher workload.

Abi James is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

- What is digital accessibility in the context of e-assessment?
- Regulations and legislation around accessibility and inclusion for e-assessments
- What standards and guidance is available to help make e-assessment accessible?

10: 30 Exhibition Area

Refreshments in the Exhibition Area.

11:00 Speaker TBC
11:20 Gavin Reynaud, Director, AlphaPlus Consultancy. Wales National Assessments
11:40 Aftab Hussain: ILT Manager, Bolton College. How Bolton College is using natural language classification models to support formative assessment
12:00 Q&A

11:00 Mark Dawe: CEO, Association of Employment and Learning Providers. New government, new skills, new assessment
11:20 Charlotte Bosworth: Managing Director, Innovate Awarding. Experiences to date on how technology can support delivery and assessment of Apprenticeship standards
11:40 Joe Ludlow: Impact Investment Director, Ufi. From the intersection of vocational learning and work
12:00 Q&A

11:00 Louella Morton, Co-founder and Executive Director, TestReach. The real and perceived barriers to remote invigilation: Understanding the impact of this technology on awarding bodies today
11:20 Frank Elsner, Manager, Educational Business, Office and School Equipment, Casio Europe. The future of maths learning
11:40 Geoff Chapman, e-Assessment Consultant. Boom and bust: How English language testing is shaping the e-Assessment sector
12:00 Q&A

12:20 Exhibition Area

Enjoy lunch in the Exhibition Area.

13:20 Andy Lester: Senior Manager Strategic Policy, Ofqual. Innovation and the regulator
13:40 Dr Peter Alston, Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching, BPP University. 'Are we all on the same page?' The challenge of e-assessment terminology
14:00 Sir John Dunford: Educationalist, Trustee of Learn Academies Trust, ex-Pupil Premium Champion, ex-General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders and chair of the independent commission on examination malpractice. Reducing malpractice in exams and assessments
14:20 Q&A

13:20 David McVeigh, Head of Assessment Design, Pearson UK. Transforming national examinations from paper and pen to an online mode of delivery: the challenges involved. Egypt 2019 - a case study
13:40 Pete Langley: Study Help Director, The Student Room. Research into students' attitudes to and perspectives of e-Assessment
14:00 John Kleeman, Founder and Executive Director, Questionmark. Which is more important - assessment security or test-taker privacy?
14:20 Q&A

13:20 Paul Crump, Assessment Group Manager, Cambridge English Language Assessment. Remote proctoring - the future of invigilation for e-assessment?
14: 00 Paul Muir, Head of Computer Based Testing, British Council. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Taking computer based testing to the wider world
14:20 Q&A

14:40 Exhibition Area

Refreshments in the Exhibition Area.

Matt Wingfield, Chair of the e-Assessment Association

A look at other e-Assessment events taking place including Beyond Multiple Choice in Washington DC

Dr Anja Siserica, speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

How higher education institutions, when considering digital exams and their consequent scaling, require strategic thinking on an organisational level in order to achieve maximum benefits. One of the key stakeholders to consider on that journey would be your students, as the digital exams can make a significant positive impact on their education. In this talk, you will learn more about how we acknowledge students’ experience to play a critical role in the implementation and adoption of digital exams, and one of the most influential drivers and metrics for its success. In particular, we will reflect on the case study of the pilot collaboration project conducted at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand in 2019, and the impact digital exams delivered on Inspera Assessment platform had on their students’ experience.

Chair
Graeme Clark: Head of Digital Assessment Services, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
Panellists
Gareth Downey: Senior Manager Vocational Qualifications, Qualifications Wales
Dr Michelle Meadows: Deputy Chief Regulator, Ofqual
James Morgan: Head of Research, Policy, Standards and Statistics, SQA
Roger Trigg, Education Manager, CCEA Regulation, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Conference delegates can enjoy a drink and informal networking in our exhibition area.

Drinks reception for dinner guests and Awards finalists

Enjoy a fabulous 3 course dinner with the winners announced throughout the evening.

08:30 - 09:30

Register and enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in the Exhibition area.

Matt Wingfield, Chair of the e-Assessment Association

Presentation of the e-Assessment Association Lifetime Contribution Award

David Phillips is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

This interactive session will discuss how to assess and manage the risks surrounding delivery in these challenging locations and what this means for the technology and operational decisions you may need to make. This session will bring together a wealth of experience on how to secure your content and deliver a highly reliable exam day experience for your candidates under some of the most challenging conditions for the delivery of CBT.

10:10 Exhibition Area

Refreshments in the exhibition area.

10:50 Lucy Turner, Assistant Programme Manager - Education, Nesta. Can technology help reduce teacher workload? Lessons from Nesta’s EdTech Innovation Fund
11:10 Laura Roach: Education Technology Manager, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
11:30 Dr Fiona Meddings: Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Bradford University. e-Portfolio embedded into a professional programme
11:50 Professor Emma Mayhew: Academic Director, Electronic Management of Assessment Programme at Reading University. The impact of a new assessment analytics dashboard on the student assessment experience
12:10 Q&A

10:50 Mike Dawe: Independent Consultant, formerly Director of International at City & Guilds. Technological change and labour mobility – pressures and implications for assessment
11:10 Aulden Dunipace: CEO, The Learning Partnership. Psychometrics, Big Data and Careers
11:30 Dr Eleanor Andressen: Senior Researcher and Efficacy Lead, Pearson. The considerations and preparations for moving high stakes assessment in England to digital platforms.
11.50 Ceri Harper, Test Centre Delivery Manager, BTL
12:10 Q&A

10:50 Brian Moon, Chief Technology Officer, Perigean Technologies. Formative knowledge assessment using concept mapping
11:10 Angela Verschoor: Senior Researcher, CITO. Machine scoring of open-ended items: The holy grail of e-assessment
11:30 Marcus Reoch, Managing Director, Dragons Teaching. Case study: Exploring Connect – the exciting, collaborative learning platform
11:50 Tanya MacDonald, Head of Commercialisation, eCom. Virtual Reality: The new normal in e-Assessment for vocational assessment
12:10 Q&A

12:20 Exhibition Area

Enjoy Lunch in the Exhibition Area.

Fast paced discussions looking at 6-7 areas of special interest including Online Invigilation, Marking, Funding Research and Accessibility in Assessment

Your opportunity to hear from the finalists and winners of the e-Assessment Awards 2020.
Finalists will be announced on 12th March.

Relax with coffee and cake in the Ludgate suite for informal networking and to meet Award winners.

Speakers

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Why attend the e-Assessment question?

Combining a dynamic conference programme and inspiring awards celebrating excellence in e-Assessment, you’ll hear from the leading industry experts, have the opportunity to engage in discussions and get your questions answered.

Engage

Meet experts from across the industry from all areas of education as well as employment, practitioners and suppliers. Visit the exhibition area to speak to industry leaders and learn about the latest innovations. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking to meet colleagues and make new connections.

Learn

Hear leading practitioner case studies and from industry experts in areas such as research, innovation, policy, summative and formative assessment, remote proctoring, AI, psychometrics and big data in assessment. Find out how to get started in e-Assessment, best practice in procurement and supplier selection and how to ensure solutions are sustainable long term.

Be Inspired

You’ll hear from motivating keynote speakers and industry experts exploring the latest industry developments. Get involved with speed learning, debates, interactive workshops, Special Interest Group round table discussions and Ask the Expert Sessions. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to meet the e-Assessment Award winners and shortlisted entries and their inspiring projects

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Coming Soon – we will publish the conference programme and speaker details here.

Speak - Call for Presentations

We want to hear from you if you would like to present a plenary session, seminar or workshop at this key industry conference. We are particularly interested in the following topics: innovation, summative assessment, formative assessment, remote proctoring, AI, psychometrics and big data in assessment. We are also looking for practitioner case studies focusing on getting started in e-Assessment, best practice in procurement and supplier selection as well as ensuring solutions are sustainable long-term.

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