Conference

The e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference

The e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference, replacing the conference which could not take place in April due to Coronavirus took place in June and July 2020. We had an exciting series of nine presentation webinars from stimulating speakers and panel sessions.

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WEEK ONE – FUTURE GAZING & INNOVATION

The opening webinar started with Dr Maren Deepwell, CEO of the Association for Learning Technology who kicks of this week and Virtual Conference with a keynote reflecting on the past 25 years of learning technology and how the current COVID-19 crisis may affect our views.  The ‘looking ahead’ theme was developed further looking at how the e-assessment community can support the new skills strategy and the lessons to be learned from national implementation of digital assessment elsewhere.  A focus on 21st century skills and how they are being approached was covered as well as some innovative developments in assessment of mathematics, English and the use of machine learning and ‘big data’.

Looking Ahead to the Future

23 June 11:00am

Looking Ahead to the Future

23 June 11:00am

21st Century Skills

24 June 2:00pm

21st Century Skills

24 June 2:00pm

Innovation in Assessment

25 June 11:00am

Innovation in Assessment

25 June 11:00am

WEEK TWO – ASSESSMENT AND PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION

Our speakers in these themed webinars have been involved in significant and large-scale implementations in assessment.  The sessions included examples of how international awarding organisations leverage the use of online assessment to provide relevant and valid testing on a global scale. Presenters examined how this impacts on regulation and strategy for a nation, approaches in HE and dealing with the ever-present realities of malpractice.  Examples of secure delivery of assessments in challenging circumstances were discussed demonstrating that technology is often not the issue in making change.

Assessment on a Global Scale

30 June 11:00am

Assessment on a Global Scale

30 June 11:00am

Summative Assessment

1 July 2:00pm

Summative Assessment

1 July 2:00pm

Formative Assessment

2 July 11:00am

Formative Assessment

2 July 11:00am

WEEK THREE – TECHNOLOGY, HE AND REGULATION

The e-Assessment Association brought together speakers of international reputation who are leading research and development into areas of assessment that many may not even know exist. New approaches to assessing students’ conceptual understanding were considered, together with insightful case studies in the HE sector. The contributors are prominent thought-leaders in their sectors – not only from a research viewpoint, but also from practical implementation at scale. The week ended with a look at the implications of data protection legislation on the way in which testing can be conducted including a discussion with representatives from the national regulators across the UK.

Technology in Testing

7 July 11:00am

Technology in Testing

7 July 11:00am

Assessment in Higher Education

8 July 2:00pm

Assessment in Higher Education

8 July 2:00pm

Privacy and Regulation. Including Panel Discussion: Regulation vs Innovation

9 July 11:00am

Privacy and Regulation. Including Panel Discussion: Regulation vs Innovation

9 July 11:00am

An overview of the e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference by e-Assessment Association chair, Matt Wingfield