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e-assessment in Scotland's Colleges - 2013 contexts
Improving e-assessment uptake
and use in Scotland
Setting the scene
8th March 2013
• Who are they?
• What are they doing?
• What are they?
• What opportunities do they provide?
• What outcomes are expected?
What are they doing?
Providing online information on e-assessment
Providing resources/toolkits for use in colleges
Publishing case studies / good practice
Providing training for college staff
Providing advice on strategy for managers
Supporting conferences / seminars / webinars
Supporting communities of practice
Collaborating on the above
of ICT in
in school age
staff to change
Period of dramatic change
in the structure and
organisation of Scottish FE
Quality of learning in focus
through learner voice and
Education Scotland reviews
for SQA from
promoting shared ICT
services (inc VLE)
Smaller number of distinct entities to engage in dialogue
Senior managers more willing to consider efficiency savings from e-assessment
Staff more willing to consider benefits to quality of learning from e-assessment
Greater leverage from coordinated efforts of key stakeholders
Bring the learner voice into sharper focus in assessment strategy decisions
Ensure that shared ICT services considerations include e-assessment
A clear strategy for engagement with the sector in a
sustained and informed manner. This strategy may:
• include both short term and long term goals
• plan for development of resources to support the
• capitalise on existing strengths within the main
• engage institutions at the highest level to ensure
that corporate strategy includes ‘online’
The corresponding action plan could include:
• engage curriculum managers to provide
evidence of benefits (quality and
efficiency, better ways of working))
• engage teaching staff to ensure that they are
informed of necessary procedures, and added
value they can expect from e-assessment
• identification of benefits to students and how
to meet their expectations
What’s in the mix?