This webinar will examine some of the approaches to summative assessment which include how to substitute physical assessment with remote technology enhanced assessment. However, with every challenge comes an opportunity which in this case is to rethink changes to assessment processes, working towards a new research agenda.
During the session, we will also discuss:
- What is the future of the exam?
- What have we learnt about online proctoring?
- Is Contract Cheating the Next Normal?
Director, Institute of Educational Technology,
Open University, UK
Professor Denise Whitelock is the Director for the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University. She is a Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and has over twenty-five years’ experience in Artificial Intelligence for designing, researching and evaluating online and computer-based learning in Higher Education. She recently led the UK’s contribution to the Adaptive Trust e-Assessment System for Learning (TeSLA) project. The overall objective of the TeSLA project was to define and develop an e-assessment system, which ensures learners authentication and authorship in online and blended learning environments while avoiding the time and physical space limitations imposed by a face-to-face examination. She is currently the Editor of Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance & e-Learning. Her work has received international recognition through holding visiting Chairs at the Autonoma University, Barcelona and the British University in Dubai. For complete publication list see: https://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/dmw8.html
Director, UCL Knowledge Lab,
University College London
Professor Allison Littlejohn is Director of the UCL Knowledge Lab, a centre exploring the future of education with technology in the Institute of Education, University College London. Her research focuses on the role of professional learning in addressing global challenges, making contributions to the understanding of how people learn for work across the Energy, Finance, Health, Education and International Development sectors.
UCL Knowledge Lab: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/centres/ucl-knowledge-lab
Mathew Hillier specialises in Digital Assessment in Higher Education and is currently working as an e-assessment academic at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Mathew is co-chair of the international ‘Transforming Assessment’ webinar series as the e-assessment special interest group under the Australasian society for computers in learning in tertiary education. He recently led a half million-dollar national project with 10 university partners that explored how to make online exams more authentic. He is an honorary academic at Monash University, University of Canberra and an adjunct academic at University of Tasmania. Mathew has previously held academic development posts at University of New South Wales, Monash University, University of Queensland and University of Adelaide and teaching roles in business information systems, multimedia arts and engineering project management in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Professor of Technology-Enhanced Learning and Open Education,
Heidelberg University of Education & Open University of the Netherlands
PhD (ed.) Ph.D, Lecturer (University teacher) University of Jyväskylä,
Open University, Finland