28th January 2016

Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh

Working with SQA and looking at the practical issues of selecting, implementing and using e-Assessment and related technologies and techniques. This year the conference will focus on the role and use of learning technologies and related developments in Developing the Young Workforce

The role of schools, colleges and training providers will be pivotal in implementing the Developing the Young Workforce strategy.  

Scotland has been at the forefront of developing and implementing learning that is assessed using the latest IT and ICT techniques and technologies. The conference speakers will, through a range of presentations and case studies, look at opportunities for digitising the assessment process new approaches to assessment and how technology can be used to help design more effective and reliable assessment.

It is confirmed that this years programme will include the following sessions:

The Strategic Importance of “Developing the Young Workforce”

  • SQA Keynote Address - Dr Gill Stewart, Director of Qualifications Development, SQA
  • Derek Hawthorne, Skills Development Scotland 
  • Prof Phil John, Scholar, Heriot Watt University

Technology as a key element of the assessment process – its value beyond the qualification

  • Tim Burnett and Ian Brumfitt, BTL
  • Denis Saunders, Calibrand
  • Margaret Marshall,EPICT & Susan Gearing, e-com Scotland
  • David Crosbie & Terri McComiskey, CCEA

Good Practice and Experience - Case Studies and Projects from Scottish Education

  • Celeste McLaughlin, Jisc Scotland
  • Douglas Morrison, City of Glasgow College
  • Wendy Reith, The Royal High School in Edinburgh

Traffic Signals - The future Landscape and Impact of Technology in Scotland

  • Jim Fanning, Education Scotland
  • Jeff Heywood, University of Edinburgh

Further details about the programme here.

Registration Fee for the Conference is £190 per delegate + VAT

Venue: Grovesnor Hilton, Edinburgh EH12 5EF
Date: 28th January 2016