The 2021 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards
4 Events | 8 Awards | 16 Insights
Engage, Learn and Be Inspired
In 2021 we combined our International e-Assessment Conference and Awards presentation to deliver four online events. This inspiring programme brings together keynote presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, 2021 Awards presentations and networking opportunities.
Event 1: The Future is Now
Event one: The Future is Now
Announcing the Award winners of the Best Formative and Best Summative Assessment Projects
The Future is Now
This event starts with a keynote by Dr Mary Richardson, Associate Professor of Educational Assessment, UCL Institute of Education.
E-Assessment, the use of technology to enhance and transform assessment, is very much here and now. It is no longer the preserve of the early-adopters, but increasingly mainstream and international. Dr Richardson’s keynote will be followed by the announcements of the Award winners of the Best Formative and Best Summative Assessment Projects, which clearly demonstrate that ‘the future is now’. Those still leading with pen and paper exams should look to the entries to these Awards for inspiration and see a way to move forwards with confidence.
The event will conclude with a fascinating panel discussion. Dr Richardson will be joined by Helen Claydon, Head of Test Development at ACER UK and two of this year’s Award judges, Jeremy Carter, Consultant and Founder of Advance EdTech Ltd, and Patrick Coates, eAA Board Member, Consultant and Director of International Skills UK.
Whilst the distinction between formative and summative assessment is increasingly blurred, is still a distinct difference in terms of whether the assessment counts towards a final ‘award’ or is used in providing feedback to help learning? With the increasing use of open book exams, we cannot even differentiate based on whether the exam needs to be invigilated. Perhaps in the future we will just talk about assessment. For the moment we are recognising a difference, but for how long?