6th Annual Conference
The conference this year was on the 17th November 2011 at the Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh

2011 e-Assessment Conference in Scotland

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Professor Cliff Beevers OBE taught Mathematics for over thirty years at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and was granted the title Professor Emeritus in 2005. Cliff worked for over two decades in the area of Computer Aided Assessment mainly in the field of Mathematics. Through projects like CALM, MathWise, Interactive PastPapers, SCHOLAR and PASS-IT he sought to enhance the student experience in both secondary and tertiary education. Cliff is currently the Chairman of the burgeoning e-Assessment Association.
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Karen McCallum, Director of Operations, SQA - Keynote opening address. Karen joined the SQA in July 2006, as Director of Operations. Karen brings years of private sector supply chain experience having worked in clothing manufacturing, supplying major High Street retailers. During her time with SQA Karen has overseen work to update and modernise significant aspects of SQA's operational activities. These include the use of e-marking for examination scripts and the development of the MySQA service through which candidates for SQA's qualifications can gain access to their results online. Originally from Fife, Karen is a Business Studies graduate of Napier University and now lives in Edinburgh.
 

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Dr I R Gomersall B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Phys., M.Inst.P., FRSA. Bob Gomersall is Chairman and founder of BTL Group Ltd. (set up in 1985) and Virtual College Group plc (set up in 1995). The focus of BTL’s work is on Learning and Assessment Systems and Content. Virtual College specialises in work based and online training. Bob is also Chairman of the Advanced Digital Institute, which he started developing in 2002, Chairman of the Yorkshire Forward Digital Cluster Board, and a member of the Airedale Partnership Board. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and the universities of Durham and Bristol. He has worked as a Theoretical Physicist (at the Max Planck Institut, Stuttgart) and as a teacher of physics (at Manchester and Bradford Grammar Schools). He was Head of Physics at Bradford Grammar School before going full-time into business. He and his wife (who is a Medical General Practitioner in Bradford) have four children, 3 boys and a girl, ranging in age from 15 to 27 years old. www.btl.com

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Prof. Phillip John, SCHOLAR Programme, Heriot-Watt University, was born in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales into a mining family. He is currently Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Science and Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. In the thirty-five years that he has been with Heriot-Watt he has published over 150 papers and eight patents and supervised 28 PhDs and had extensive learning and teaching experience. Ten years ago he led the Chemistry team in the creation of e-learning materials inside the SCHOLAR courseware (http://scholar.hw.ac.uk). Since 2002 he has managed the SCHOLAR programme, and is Chair of the legal consultative body (the SCHOLAR Forum), which delivers complete Higher and Advanced Higher e-learning courses to students in virtually every state secondary school in Scotland, the independent sector and FE Colleges. The SCHOLAR team has successfully integrated the research findings of the PASS-IT assessment programme into the SCHOLAR courseware in over 20 subjects in mathematics, science, business and modern languages and represents a major deployment of formative e-assessment. He has been a member of the interim Management Board of the e-Assessment Association since its inception in 2006 and is currently Deputy Chairman of eAA.

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Carole Graham, Modern Languages Teacher at Tynecastle High School.

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Karen Sandford is presently a student at South Lanarkshire College; she is currently completing her SVQ in health and social care at level three. Karen successfully obtained a level A pass in the on line project last year, with little previous IT background. Karen is a carer in the community, and she hopes to gain employment as a senior carer.

Elaine Hamilton is presently a health and social care lecturer at South Lanarkshire College, and she has been a registered general nurse for the past 25 years. Elaine has been involved in delivering the on line project for the past 3 years.

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    Sanjin Kaharevic, ICT in Education Programme, Scottish Government- pen portrait to follow

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Lynda McBainLynda is the Curriculum Manager for Childcare at South Lanarkshire College and has worked in Further Education for 21 years. Lynda is the Principle Assessor for Intermediate 2 Health and Safety in a Care Setting and has been a SQA marker for 9 years.

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Denis Saunders – Founder and Managing Director, Calibrand
Calibrand’s Founder and Managing Director, Denis has developed Calibrand the currency for talent® into a leading e-Assessment solutions organisation that operates internationally. Calibrand’s ‘e-Assessment anytime, anywhere and on any device’ ethos has been successful in diverse global markets such as financial services regulation, government compliance, medical revalidation, awarding bodies, corporate talent management and international IT certification.

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Grahame Smart, who is an AST Mathematics teacher. Grahame completed his AST assessment in 2007, and was responsible for the whole-school development of resources and use of the Managed Learning Environment (MLE). In 2008 he was nominated for the prestigious 'National Teacher of the Year Award'. Since 2009, Grahame has worked part-time and has split his time between teaching and Consultancy. Grahame has worked with all types of schools and has also carried out consultancy work for many educational organisations including the exam boards edexcel and AQA. He is currently working with a variety of companies including Adobe developing new curriculum ideas and resources. 

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Matt Wingfield, TAG Developments. Matt has over nineteen and a half years experience Matt Wingfield. With over twenty-two years experience within the UK education market including seven years as a primary school teacher and ICT Coordinator and more recently over thirteen years experience working in a variety of roles for TAG Developments, a leading provider of e-Portfolio/evidence based e-assessment solutions for schools, F.E., H.E. and work-place training, and as the membership secretary for the eAssessment Association, Matt has built-up significant understanding of the issues relating to assessment within education. Matt is dedicated to building close and highly productive partnerships with key stakeholders within the wider education market, so that through promoting greater awareness of the innovative e-assessment and e-verification/moderation systems available, he can continue helping educators and learners to gain the most out of using effective e-assessment as an integral part of teaching and learning.

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Martyn Ware is SQA’s Business Manager for CAA, a position he has held since SQA first established a dedicated CAA team in May 2003. Prior to this Martyn has worked in a number of areas of SQA’s operations including most recently managing some of its international activities. Martyn has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business. www.sqa.org.uk

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