I went to a great inaugural professorial lecture today by Bob Harrison (@BobHarrisonEdu) on Teaching Learning and Assessment in a digital world. Organised by John Traxler at the University of Warwick, the session was informative, provocative, passionate and fun. Although delivered through Zoom, it seems Bob had insisted on prerecording his presentation to allow him to participate in the chat alongside the lecture. Its well worth watching and as soon as I get the address of the recording I will post it here.
I have a growing interest in e-assessment, which I see as one of the crucial areas in which education needs to change and we have an outstanding funding bid for an international project in this area. Anyway Bob passed on a whole series of references during the presentation and in the chat. One of these was to the E-Assessment Association.
According to its website the e-Assessment Association (eAA) is a not-for-profit membership body with three major goals.
- To provide professional support and facilitate debate/ discussion for everyone involved in this field of expertise;
- To create and communicate the positive contributions that technology makes to all forms of assessment and;
- To develop statements of good practice for suppliers and consumers of e-Assessment technologies.
The eAA builds awareness of the benefits that technology brings to assessment, particularly around delivering better learning and assessment, rather than just greater efficiency.
The eAA also works to ensure that it has a strong voice and influence in the key policy debates involving the assessment of learning, training and competency.
Membership is free!