Aftab Hussain is presenting at the e-Assessment Question Conference

Aftab Hussain speaker at the e-Assessment Question Conference

About the presentation: How Bolton College is using natural language classification models to support formative assessment

Delegates will learn about:

  • What is Natural Language Classification?
  • How teachers train their natural language classifiers.
  • The use cases for deploying natural language classifiers to inform learning and assessment.
  • How delegates can support the development of Bolton College’s FirstPass solution.

The emergence of this new assessment tool enables teachers to make use of a richer medium for assessing their students. Traditionally, online formative assessment activities are undertaken using closed questioning techniques such as yes/no questions, multiple-choice questions or drag-and-drop activities. Whilst valuable, this is a rather narrow way to undertake formative assessment. Our solution enables teachers to pose open-ended questions which can be automatically analysed and assessed by a computer. The ability to offer real-time feedback means that students can qualify and clarify their responses.

About Aftab Hussain


Aftab Hussain is ILT Manager at Bolton College