Our experienced team will be available throughout the conference to answer any of your assessment questions. Assessment is an integral part of learning. Although content development in e-Learning environments has come a long way, e-Assessment together with intelligent feedback remains a challenge. Assessment has moved on from simple multiple choice questions to very innovative approaches using symbolic systems, free text processing using techniques from natural language processing, computer assisted validation of human marked scripts, and convenient mathematical input with the help of MathML.
e-Assessment is an enormous challenge to designers, developers and users alike. Despite significant improvements in the underlying technologies, there appears to be some reluctance to fully integrate assessment into the curriculum.
e-Learning in general shifts the responsibility to the learner which in turn demands far greater motivation and self-discipline. Organisational and cultural practices quite often sit at odds with the philosophy of e-Learning, which in turn impacts on the take- up of e-Assessment. Despite some of these challenges, e-Assessment has been used successfully for many qualifying examinations (MRCS, Driving License Tests, DHS, IELTD, TDA) where there is little need for immediate intelligent feedback.
e-Assessment has come a long way and is here to stay. Many technological challenges still remain. The conference provides ample opportunities to discuss your concerns with leading authorities in the field, and provides an opportunity to shape the future of the e-Assessment.
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Confirmed Speakers include:
- Prof. Fred McBride, Informative Assessment - the ALTA approach, ALTA-Systems.
- Mr. Patrick Craven, Effective e-Assessment - making IT happen, Cambridge Assessment.
- Mr. Matt Wingfield, Innovations in the assessment of digital coursework, TAG Developments.
- Mr Eugene Burke, Secure assessment on the Internet, Director Science and Innovation, SHL Group Ltd.
- Lt Cdr Beasty Williams, Opportunities for e-Assessment in the Royal Navy Mobile Learning Project, Royal Navy.
- Prof. Sara da Freitas, Serious Games: Opportunities for Assessment and Feedback, Director of Research, Serious Games Institute, Coventry University Technology Park.
- Gp Capt Phil Sagar, Easy Assessment, Review of Officer and Airmen Development, Implementation Project Team.
- Mr. Yishay Mor, Building a bridge between theory and practice in formative e-assessment, London Knowledge Lab.
- Dr. Vivien Sieber, There is more to e-assessment than MCQs, Senior Learning and Teaching Officer, University of Oxford.
- Dr. Denise Whitelock, Electronic Assessment: Pushing forward with feedback for learning, The Open University.
- Dr. Andrew Boyle, e-Assessment: a regulator's view, Ofqual.
- Dr. Bobby Elliott, Assessment for the 21st Century, Scottish Qualification Authority.
- Dr. Vikki Smith, Director, Assessment & Quality, City & Guilds.