See you: 20th and 21st March 2013 for the 11th
e-Assessment Question



The e-Assessment Question
2003 to 2012 and on

1point5 full logo 9-8-05

Follow us on twitter

‘Using  ICT   to  measure  skills,  understanding  and  knowledge

Annual Conference and Exhibition

2012 Programme

0830 Registration and Welcome
0930 Opening Plenary Session,  ‘e-Assessment – managing the development of robust and reliable assessment for qualifications and learning’,
This opening sessions looks at how e-Assessment provides both solutions and challenges for those involved in selecting, designing and implementing e-Assessment solutions. Whether that involves managing the process to ensure rigour and reliability for qualifications, the impact on awarding and supporting learning, or working internationally, the challenges are substantial and real.
Chair Bob Penrose
John Winkley,  Director,  AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd., keynote address
John Kerr, Chair, UK Awarding Academy
Patrick Craven, Principal Analyst, Cambridge Assessment

1100 Coffee Break

1115 e-enabling Qualifications, the rationale and challenge of e-Assessment f
The drive for Awarding Organisations and their suppliers is to find e-Assessment solutions that meet a variety of requirements and objectives. For Awarding Organisations the move to e-delivery of assessments and qualifications is obviously one to be carefully planned and understood and may have deep and lasting implications. This session looks at the issues facing such bodies and how they address them and the technological challenges they present particularly when considering an ever smaller world.
Chair: Graham Hudson, Director, DRS
Professor Daniel Khan OBE, Chief Executive, OCN – London
Erwin van Schaffelaar, Business Developer , CITO
Ramon Eixarch, Director, Maths for More - WIRIS
Gavin Cooney, Chief Executive Learnosity

1245 Lunch – sponsored by DRS

1400 The eAA (e-Assessment Association) lead session beginning with two formal presentations.
This afternoon stream will look at how we extend the uptake of e-Assessment, to broaden its acceptability and reach and meet the interests and concerns of stakeholders in government, education, the public and industry.
Geoff Chapman, Marketing Lead for the eAA and Business Development Director for Calibrand
Chris Sangwin, Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham

Chair: Cliff Beevers PhD, OBE, Chair of eAA, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University.

1500 Tea break

1520 ‘Question Time’ style Panel Debate
A panel of five leading thinkers on the development of e-Assessment will take questions from the floor in what will be a lively and engaging debate

We look forward to your questions and contributions to the key issues facing those working in or using e-Assessment.

Chair: Cliff Beevers PhD, DSc, OBE, Chair of eAA, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University
Geoff Chapman, Marketing Lead for the eAA and Business Development Director for Calibrand
Grainne Hamilton, Advisor: eAssessment, JISC RSC Scotland
Martyn Roads, Director, Assessment Tomorrow and Chair of eAAG, eAA
Chris Sangwin, Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham
Matthew White, Senior Business Manager, learndirect 

Closing thoughts from Bob Penrose.
1645 Tea and coffee served
1700 e-Assessment Association AGM FOLLOW THE eAA AGM LIVE ON THE WEB - go to and enter eAA in the search box.
1745 Evening reception, sponsored by Cambridge Assessment

0830 Registration and Welcome
0930 Setting the Scene, Chair: Colin Deal, Examware
Developing e-Assessment to support Awarding Organisations, learners, teachers and managers. Why Awarding organisations adopt e-Assessment and related tools, techniques and technologies is complex and necessitates overlaps with a broad community of learners, managers and stakeholders. To meet their expectations and requirements involves careful management, a responsive attitude and a high degree of innovation.
Clare Minchington, Executive Director - Learning and Products, ACCA,  keynote address
Dave Patrick, Senior Product Manager for e-marking, RM
Jeremy Carter,  Sales & Marketing Director,BTL
Chair: Colin Deal

1045 Coffee break

1100 Practical applications and case studies and examples of e-Assessment in support of learning and qualifications.
This session examines how organisations have developed and implemented robust and innovative e-assessment used in classroom in support of learning and the development of qualifications.
Dr Chris Wheadon,  Head of Scientific Research, AQA
Emma Beatty, Director of Software and Development, CEM, Durham University
Gerry Toner, Director, Chartered Teacher Programme,
Chair Colin Deal

1230 Lunch    Sponsored by DRS 

1345 The impact of innovation
This session examines how innovation can impact on learners with case studies of projects that address learning in conventional and unconventional circumstances.
Bert Wylen and Dicken Minta, Televic
Mark Robinson-Sivyer, Managing Director, Exam On Demand Ltd and Nick Charalambous, PETE LEAD Services for Young People. Surrey YOT
Grahame Smart , Maths AST and E-Learning Consultant, and Louis Mulvaney and Lou Neville-Ball from Forest Hill School
Chair: Colin Deal

1440 Tea break

1450 Workshop session:
eScape is one of the most exciting projects in e-portfolio and e-assessment development. In this extended session we will try to put such developments into the context of using technology to provide more effective, fit-for-purpose and robust 21st century assessment.
Matt Wingfield and  Karim Derrick, TAG Development eScape Team
Chair: Colin Deal

1540 Conference Closing Address
Quo Vadis –  where the technology and the expectation of learners, managers and stakeholders is taking us.
John Kerr, Chair, UKAA
Chair: Colin Deal

1600 Closing remarks from Chair

Click here for more on

(c) Web Site
Created by

Broxbourne Solutions

version 14
25 October 2012

Search either this site or the World Wide Web from here using GOOGLE

WWW this web site

f you are interested in presenting  at the next years (2013) conference please contact
Jeff Ross on +44 (0) 7785 920392 or email

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING should be high on the ‘To Do’ list for any Small or Medium Sized Enterprise.
BE PREPARED for any threat or disaster by having robust plans that can be used to help to keep you in business, your employees productive and your customers and insurers happy