Geoff Chapman is presenting at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Geoff Chapman speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

About the presentation. Boom and bust: How English language testing is shaping the e-Assessment sector

The presentation will demonstrate the growing importance of the English language testing (ELT) e-assessment sector. Controversial, steeped in history, and with renowned brand names, ELT is a bellwether of global e-assessment practice. We’ll examine one of the biggest and high-profile stories of the last 12 months: the UK government investigation into ELT malpractice (the ‘bust’). The presentation will consider the impact on the major stakeholders, including the exam owner, solution provider, and candidates, discuss why the incident(s) occurred, and what lessons need to be learned.

The second part of the presentation will look at the growth drivers of global ELT (the ‘boom’), where innovative and novel e-assessment solutions are being used, and why it has captured the interest of so many exam owners and solution providers.Additionally, compelling insights will be shared on ELT’s emerging uses in the aviation, military, contact centre, and legal fields.

About the Presenter: Geoff Chapman, e-Assessment Consultant

Geoff Chapman speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Geoff is an assessment consultant entering his third decade of international education experience. His consultancy bridges and solves shared issues across exam owners, regulators, and technology solution companies. Geoff is trusted by exam owners who need help in changing their existing assessment strategy and operational systems, or benchmarking their provision. He is renowned by e-Assessment solution companies for quantifying and de-risking new market entry, uncovering new opportunities, and championing innovation.

A published author on e-Assessment, Geoff is also co-owner of trade publication, World Exam Tech. He holds contemporary post-graduate qualifications in assessment, education, IT service, strategic management, project and bid management. Geoff is a member of international trade bodies including Association for Education Assessment in Europe (AEA Europe) the Association of Test Publishers, and is a former vice-chairman of the E-Assessment Association.

A pragmatic, objective, and trusted advisor, Geoff shares his insights and approach with presentations, blogs and other free resources on his website and via Twitter @geoffchapman_.