||Tom Barrance (Business Alignment Lead, Cambridge Assessment)
||04 Jul 2018
The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road
When so many people are learning and studying online, it is a common assertion that they should be able to do their exams online, too. Many professional bodies already offer qualifications online. While students may still handwrite their exams, much of the marking can be done online. So what are the true benefits that e-assessment offers learners and assessment providers? What are the challenges that e-assessment brings?
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This session draws on Cambridge Assessment’s recent research into stakeholders’ views of e-assessment. Tom will lead a discussion of perceptions regarding e-assessment; the drivers for digital disruption and transformation in education and aspects of digital transformation, including the role and context of big and open data.
Since joining Cambridge Assessment three years ago, Dr Tom Barrance has worked with Business Technology Services as a relationship manager, responsible for supporting the development of technology strategies and acting as the interface between the business needs and technology delivery.
Prior to this, he worked for over 13 years in local government in a variety of roles, including economic development and regeneration before moving into project managing technology driven business change. His research interests are in the interface between public policy and technology, specifically in how emerging technologies are understood by practitioners, and how they could act as a catalyst for disruptive change in areas that are often regarded as very traditional.
Tom has a PhD from University of Birmingham, where he researched practitioners’ perceptions and the implementation of second generation web technologies (known as Gov2.0) in English Local Government.