Conference Wrap-Up and launch of new Digital Pass so you can watch on-demand
On Tuesday and Wednesday the 21st and 22nd June 2022, the e-Assessment Association held it’s inaugural in-person international e-Assessment Conference & Awards, at the Tower Hotel in Central London.
“Under new management”
Whilst it was the first time the eAA had organised the in-person event, the industry event was no newcomer. Jeff Ross and Martyn Roads of Assessment Tomorrow, had been running the conference formerly known as The e-Assessment Question, for 18 years! The Association had in fact, taken over the running of the event back in 2020, but Covid-19 put paid to those plans, and the event was held virtually in the interim. We were delighted to be able to come together in person this year. Delegates travelled in to London from Australia, Jordan, Canada, India, the US, and from across Europe and the United Kingdom, so despite the National Rail Strike and associated transport strikes in London, over 180 delegates attended on the first day alone!
“[It was] a pleasure to speak with others at the conference and contribute. I enjoyed all of the presentations and sessions I attended, and I left feeling so enthused and inspired; it was fantastic.” Dean Seabrook, Senior Qualifications Manager, Qualifications Wales
Missed it but don’t want to miss out?
For those of you who could not make it to London, we have put together a set of high-quality recordings from the two days, including all of the Main Room keynote presentations, panel discussions and case study presentations; as well as a significant number of case studies from the new ‘Interactive’ Room. For a one-off fee of just £50, you can access and watch 33 individual videos on-demand and access the presentation slides from the two days as well!
“It was great to be there and see and hear so many inspiring people and stories. Thank you for the great organization!” Filip Vanlerberghe, Televic Education
The conference programme was designed to give delegates an opportunity to hear from a huge range of experts and speak to policy makers, assessment bodies, practitioners, and technology providers alike about the latest innovations in assessment technologies and how these can benefit stakeholders across the education sector. Back in 2018, one of the Finalists’ of the International e-Assessment Awards that really caught our attention, was Lexplore, and their use of the latest in eye-tracking technology to monitor a child’s eye movements while they are reading, and provide valuable insight to teachers.
Whilst we published a case study from Lexplore back in 2018, which you can read here, we couldn’t wait to invite the team to present in our new Interactive Room at the Conference and enable delegates to literally see for themselves first-hand, the technology in use. Lexplore were just one of the fascinating examples of assessment technology on display at this year’s event.
Rather than write too much more about this event, I will leave you to read the words of Lucy Armitage, Head of Customer Engagement at Lexplore.
In the words of one of our presenters
Over to Lucy:
“It was an honour to be asked to present at the e-Assessment Conference this year and what an event it was. Following a few issues with public transport due to the strikes, we finally arrived at the fabulous venue, and we were greeted with the warmest of welcomes from the e-Assessment Association team members. The breakout areas were filled with partner exhibits and delegates, there was a real buzz in the air as we were led to the interactive room where we were due to deliver our presentation. We had colleagues joining the event remotely, Tim Burnett and the team were there to ensure we were set up and ready for our slot. We enjoyed showcasing Lexplore to the audience, and Emma Hall was a willing volunteer who sat our reading assessment, this is no mean feat when you have a room of people spectating! The presentation was well received, and we had several questions at the end allowing us to interact further with the delegates, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Due to the transport strikes, we had to head off early which was a great shame as we would have loved to have stayed to network with delegates, presenters, and exhibitors a little longer. Overall, it was a pleasure to share Lexplore with the delegates at such a wonderful conference and one we would love to be part of again.”
To purchase a Digital Pass for the 2022 e-Assessment Conference, simply go to this link: https://e-assessment.com/conference/buy-your-digital-pass-2022/