UK-based trade body The e-Assessment Association (eAA) has announced the shortlisted finalists for the first international e-Assessment Awards, with the winners announced at a gala dinner at DoubleTree by Hilton, Tower of London, March 22nd.
Launched back in October, the awards aim to celebrate the outstanding and positive contributions that technology makes to all forms of assessment, showcasing the best practice, research and innovation within the sector.
The shortlisted finalists were voted for by a panel of 20 industry experts from around the world. Encompassing all types of education, from the medical profession to the individual high school, from Higher Education to workplace training and professional exams, the awards offer a platform for education professionals to network and learn how advances in e-assessment are making a difference to the industry.
Finalists within their respective categories include:
Edinburgh Business School
Institute of Directors
Best Use of Formative Assessment
Digital Assess for Formative Assess
Digital Assess for Adaptive Comparative Judgement (Collaborate)
Mindful Education in Partnership with Tresham College
School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia and Turning Technologies
Best Use of Summative Assessment
Association of Corporate Treasurers
ICAEW – The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. (In association with RM Results and BTL)
The National Council for the Training of Journalists and Cirrus Assessment
University of Bradford School of Midwifery and Reproductive Health
Edinburgh Business School
JT Limited CompEx
Kaplan Open Learning
Open Assessment Technologies
University of Wolverhampton
A Lifetime Contribution Award will also be announced at the gala dinner.
Adrian Palmer-Geaves, managing director for PSI (International), the Awards’ headline sponsor, said: “The incredible diversity of entries across the six award categories is a clear indication of the extraordinary vitality of the technical innovation that is present in the e-assessment industry today.”
Matt Wingfield, chairman of The e-Assessment Association, continued: “The Awards launched to shine a light on those who are making a positive contribution to e-assessment and to promote awareness of the sector. We received entries from organisations working in every continent and across a wide range of sectors. This is a true testament to the calibre of those within the sector and the international nature of e-assessment. We wish all the shortlisted finalists the very best of luck.”