Speaker Profiles

Speakers

The e-Assessment Question brings you motivating keynote speakers and industry experts exploring the latest industry developments.

Week One - Future Gazing and Innovation

The three webinars in this series are:
Tuesday 23rd June 11am BST: Looking Ahead to the Future
Wednesday 24th June 2pm BST: 21st Century Skills
Thursday 25th June 11am BST: Innovation in Assessment

Tuesday 23rd June 11am BST: Looking Ahead to the Future

Dr Maren Deepwell Keynote Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Dr Maren Deepwell, Keynote Speaker

Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), Learning Technologist and Anthropologist

Dr Maren Deepwell will be presenting on Learning from 25 years of TEL history to prepare for an uncertain future

Mike Dawe Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Mike Dawe

Consultant, Certif-ID, formerly Director of International at City & Guilds

Technological change and labour mobility – pressures and implications for assessment
We shouldn’t be fearful of our rapidly changing world; risks are real but so is opportunity. There are opportunities for business and, more substantially, the choices we make can affect global income inequality.

Dr Eleanor Andressen is presenting at the e-Assessment Question conference

Dr Eleanor Andressen

Senior Researcher and Efficacy Lead, Pearson

Dr Eleanor Andressen will be discussing the considerations and preparations for moving high stakes assessment in England to digital platforms.

Wednesday 24th June 2pm BST: 21st Century Skills

Mark Dawe speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Mark Dawe

CEO, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

New government, new skills, new assessment
A look at the government’s skills strategy and priorities and what opportunities there are likely to be for the e-assessment community in supporting the government’s aims and those that deliver skills training and assessment.

Charlotte Bosworth Speaker at The e-Assessment Question Conference

Charlotte Bosworth

Managing Director, Innovate Awarding

Charlotte Bosworth will be reviewing how technology can support delivery and assessment of Apprenticeship standards.

Tanya MacDonald is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Tanya MacDonald

Head of Commercialisation, eCom

Tanya MacDonald will be presenting Virtual Reality: The new normal in e-Assessment for vocational assessment

Thursday 25th June 11am BST: Innovation in Assessment

Dr Saad M. Khan will be presenting at the e-Assessment Question Conference 2020

Dr Saad M. Khan

Senior Director, AI and Machine Learning at ACTNext

Dr Saad M. Khan will be presenting CPSX – An AI-driven Approach to Measure Collaboration Skills Using Online Games

Frank Elsner speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Frank Elsner

Manager, Educational Business, Office and School Equipment, Casio Europe

Frank Elsner will be presenting on the Future of Maths Learning

Geoff Chapman speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Geoff Chapman

e-Assessment Consultant

Geoff Chapman will be presenting Boom and bust: How English language testing is shaping the e-Assessment sector

Week Two - Assessment and Practical Implementation

The three webinars in this series are:
Tuesday 30th June 11am BST: Assessment on a Global Scale
Wednesday 1st July 2pm BST: Summative Assessment
Thursday 2nd July 11am BST: Formative Assessment

Tuesday 30th June 11am BST: Assessment on a Global Scale

David Phillips is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Keynote Speaker: David Phillips

Managing Director, City & Guilds and ILM

David Phillips will be presenting on the e-Assessment journey and where the Covid19 experience might take us all next

Paul Crump Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Paul Crump

Assessment Group Manager, Cambridge English Language Assessment

Paul Crump is presenting on Remote proctoring: the future of invigilation for e-assessments?

Paul Muir is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Paul Muir

Head of Computer Based Testing, British Council

Paul Muir is presenting from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Taking computer based testing to the wider world

Wednesday 1st July 2pm BST: Summative Assessment

Andy Lester Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Andy Lester

Senior Manager Strategic Policy, Ofqual

Andy Lester will outline how Ofqual, the qualifications regulator for England, is seeking to support good innovation in the qualifications market, including new uses for technologies in assessment.

Dr Peter Alston is presenting at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Dr Peter Alston

Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching, BPP University

Dr Peter Alston is presenting 'Are we all on the same page?' The challenge of e-assessment terminology.

Sir John Dunford speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Sir John Dunford

Chair of the JCQ independent commission on exam malpractice

Reducing malpractice in exams and assessments
This session will explore the ways in which e-assessment can be used to both reduce and prevent malpractice in academic and vocational awards including how technology could be used beneficially.

Thursday 2nd July 11am BST: Formative Assessment

Dan Sandhu speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Dan Sandhu

CEO, Sparx

Dan Sandhu is presenting Show me the evidence: why it’s vital for the EdTech industry to avoid smoke and mirrors

Andy Lewis is presenting at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Andy Lewis

Field Research Manager, AlphaPlus Consultancy

Andy Lewis is presenting on Wales National Assessments

Aftab Hussain speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Aftab Hussain

ILT Manager, Bolton College

Aftab Hussain will be presenting a case study looking at at how e-Assessment has been used to support teachers with the formative assessment process of open-ended questions.

Week Three - Technology, HE and Regulation

The three webinars in this series are:
Tuesday 7th July 11am BST: Technology in Testing
Wednesday 8th July 2pm BST: Assessment in Higher Education
Thursday 9th July 11am BST: Privacy and Regulation

Tuesday 7th July 11am BST: Technology in Testing

Pete Atherton Keynote Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Pete Atherton, Keynote Speaker

Author of 50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom

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.

Brian Moon is presenting at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Brian Moon

Chief Technology Officer, Perigean Technologies

Brian Moon is presenting on Formative knowledge assessment using concept mapping

Angela Verschoor is presenting at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Angela Verschoor

Senior Researcher, CITO

Machine scoring of open-ended items: The holy grail of e-assessment

Wednesday 8th July 2pm BST: Assessment in Higher Education

Lucy Turner is speaking at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Lucy Turner

Assistant Programme Manager, Education, Nesta

Can technology help reduce teacher workload? Lessons from Nesta’s EdTech Innovation Fund

Dr Fiona Meddings Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Dr Fiona Meddings

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Bradford University

Dr Fiona Meddings will be presenting on the integration of Pebblepad© into a problem based learning curriculum for preparation of students in becoming registered midwives.

Professor Emma Mayhew Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Professor Emma Mayhew

Academic Director, Electronic Management of Assessment Programme at Reading University

Thinking of a number: The impact of a new assessment analytics dashboard on the student assessment experience
An overview of the University's new Student Progress Dashboard and the impact on the student assessment experience.

Thursday 9th July 11am BST: Privacy and Regulation

John Kleeman speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

John Kleeman

Founder and Executive Director, Questionmark

John Kleeman will be presenting Which is more important - assessment security or test-taker privacy?

Thursday 9th July 11am BST: Regulation vs Innovation

Panel Discussion
Graeme Clark Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Graeme Clark

Head of Digital Assessment Services, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Graeme Clark is chairing the panel session on Regulation vs Innovation at the e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference

Gareth Downey Speaker at The e-Assessment Question Conference

Gareth Downey

Senior Manager Vocational Qualifications, Qualifications Wales

Gareth Downey is taking part in the panel session on regulation and innovation at the e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference

Roger Trigg Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Roger Trigg

Education Manager, CCEA Regulation, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Roger Trigg is taking part in the panel session on regulation and innovation at the e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference

Laura Walkerdine, speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Laura Walkerdine

Senior Regulation Manager, SQA

Laura Walkerdine is taking part in the panel session on regulation and innovation at the e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference

Andy Lester Speaker at The e-Assessment Question April 2020 in London

Andy Lester

Senior Manager Strategic Policy, Ofqual

Andy Lester is taking part in the panel session on regulation and innovation at the e-Assessment Question Virtual Conference

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Combining a dynamic virtual conference and inspiring awards celebrating excellence in e-Assessment, 2020 brought you an exciting line up of speakers and industry experts as well as Q&As.

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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 will shortly be publishing the key topics for next year’s event, but we are always interested to hear about new  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.

The call for presentations will open later this year.