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UPDATED PROGRAMME:  Assessment Tomorrow 2012 Edinburgh Conference: Value in Return for Investment: Exploiting the benefits of e-assessment and learning

Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh 22nd November 2012

The programme our seventh annual Scottish conference is announced. This year the conference will take Value in Return for Investment in e-Assessment as its focus and looks at how technology is raising challenges and delivering benefits for the learner, teacher and school, college or training provider. The provisional programme is as follows:

0930	Welcome and Opening Address - Chair: Prof. Cliff Beevers OBE, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University

0935 	The Development of e-assessment – The Landscape in Scotland
Keynote opening address: Rob Gibson, Director of Business Systems, SQA
Stuart Campbell, Glow Project Manager, Education Scotland
Linda Steedman, e-com Scotland – the costs of technology to the institution

1100	Coffee Break

1115 	Reaping the Benefits – knowing the costs
Prof. Philip John, SCHOLAR Programme, Heriot-Watt University
Jeremy Carter, BTL – Measuring the impact and performance of technology in assessment and learning
‘Reaping the Benefits, Knowing the Costs’ - Gerry Toner, Director Chartered Teacher programme
Morning review and Comments on e-Assessment, Chair

1245 	Lunch

1340  	Good Practice and Experience - case studies and projects from Scottish education 
Willie Davidson, Head of Centre, The Learning Centre and Anne Munro, Head Teacher, Bellshill Academy
‘Technology and the SSLN’ – Gordon Brown, SQA
“The emperor may have clothes – benefits from online assessment” Walter Patterson & Bob Penrose

1450 	Tea Break

1505  	Traffic Signals - The future landscape and impact of Technology
‘Using a reflection log to act as a dashboard’ John Gordon FIMA, FBCS, FRSA
‘Implications for future developments’ Professor Robert Coe, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) 
‘Thoughts on the day’ Martyn Ware, e-Assessment Manager, SQA 

1600	Closing Address and closure – Chair

Come along and help us examine some of these profound changes and the impact they are having on both formative and summative assessment.  The fee for the conference is £190 per delegate plus VAT for Schools and Colleges and £225 per delegate plus VAT for all non-Governmental organisations.  Bookings can be made online at www.scotland.assessmenttomorrow.com. 

We trust you or one of your colleagues will be able to join us for what will certainly prove to be an invaluable and thought-provoking conference.        

Jeff Ross
Director, Assessment Tomorrow
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Telephone: +44 (0) 7785 92039