From: Virtual Learning Environments [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of S P Boneham
Sent: 01 March 2005 15:44
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Subject: [VLES] NEW Netskills Workshop: e-Assessment Tools & Techniques
A wide range of tools are available to create and deliver
online assessment, but how do you select the most
appropriate one? What features should you look for in such
tools and how can they be used most effectively?
Netskills are pleased to announce the release of the new
workshop 'e-Assessment: Tools and Techniques'. This one-day
workshop is intended for teaching practitioners and support
staff who would like to use the web for assessment.
Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate a range
of assessment tools as well as to learn practical techniques
for their effective use. Particular emphasis will be given
to the recently released assessment system TOIA, which was
developed as part of the JISC Exchange for Learning (X4L)
programme and is available free of charge to UK further and
higher education institutions.
The workshop will also investigate international standards
for online assessment (such as IMS QTI) and how their
implementation by assessment tools allows interoperability
with other systems such as VLEs and the sharing and re-use
of assessments. By selecting an appropriate set of such
tools, practitioners will be able to move easily into online
assessment without being locked into a proprietary system.
The first workshop is on Wednesday April 13th at the
University of Newcastle and places are available to book
* Note that this workshop benefits from a subsidy reducing
the cost to just £65 per person.*
The event details and booking form are available from:
Whilst intended as a stand-alone session, this would make an
ideal follow-up for the Netskills workshop 'Assessment and
Communications for e-Learning' which deals with pedagogical
aspects of the design of online assessment as well as
It also supports a new unit of the BTEC-accredited Netskills
Professional Development Certificate in e-Learning.
Full details of all Netskills products and services are
available from our web-site:
University of Newcastle,
Tel: (0191) 222 5000
Fax: (0191) 222 5001
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