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We are delighted to announce the judges for the 2021 e-Assessment Awards. The independent, expert judging panels are a vital component of the e-Assessment Awards programme. The judges were being selected by the e-Assessment Association for their depth of experience and knowledge as well as their contribution to, and passion for, e-assessment.

In addition, for the first time in 2021, Professor Bob Harrison, the University of Wolverhampton and advocate for the potential of technology to transform learning, brings his expertise as Chair of Judges with an overview across all award categories.

The judges for the 2021 e-Assessment Award categories are below:

Best Formative Assessment Project

This award seeks to acknowledge an assessment product, which brings clearly identifiable benefits to formative assessment. The judging panel:

  • Fiona Harvey, eAssessment Association Board Member, Faculty Learning Technologist Lead (Social and Historical Sciences) for UCL
  • Geoff Chapman, Consultant, Founder of Acta and co-founder of World Exam Tech
  • Jeremy Carter, Consultant, Founder of Advance EdTech Ltd

Best Summative Assessment Project

This award seeks to acknowledge an assessment product, which brings clearly identifiable benefits to summative assessment. The judging panel are:

  • Patrick Coates, eAssessment Association Executive Committee Board Member, Independent Consultant and Director of International Skills UK
  • Peter Alston, Director of Learning Design in the School of Technology at BPP University
  • Martin MacKain Bremner, Senior Manager, Assessment Development and Delivery at the International Baccalaureate
  • Emma Beatty, Director of Operations at Oak National Academy

Best Workplace or Talent Assessment Project

This award seeks to acknowledge an assessment product, which brings clearly identifiable benefits to workplace or talent assessment. The judging panel are:

  • Graham Hudson, eAssessment Association Secretary, Independent Consultant at GA Partnerships Ltd
  • Linda Steedman, eCom CEO – Assessment Consultant
  • Chris Peat, Customer Services Director, Axia Digital
  • Liam Simington, Assessment Manager, Assessment Standards and Innovations at the Chartered Insurance Institute

Most Innovative Use of Technology in Assessment

This award seeks to recognise the most innovative work in the field of e-assessment, whether in terms of new technology or how that technology was used in a new and different way. The judging panel are:

  • Matt Wingfield, eAssessment Association Chairman, Independent Consultant
  • Claudia Bickford-Smith, Director of Education Services at Oxford University Press
  • Helen Claydon, Content Development Manager and Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research
  • Alistair Fryer-Bovill, Senior Director, Global Marketing, Credentialing, PSI Services

Best Research

This award is for a group or individual who has published an article or research paper on an e-assessment related topic, which has been positively regarded as extending current thinking in relation to e-assessment. The judging panel are:

  • Sarah Rogerson, eAssessment Association Board Member, Director of Assessment at Oxford University Press
  • Angela Verschoor, Senior Researcher at Cito
  • Eleanor Andressen, Education researcher and consultant. Director, Andressen Byram Ltd
  • Gareth Hopkins, e-Assessment Specialist, City & Guilds

Best Transformational Project

This award seeks to acknowledge an e-assessment project which has been used to positively transform an organisation’s existing assessment practices. The judging panel are:

  • Teresa Jacobs, eAssessment Association Board Member, Independent Consultant and Executive Director, International Skills Development Corporation
  • Charlotte Bosworth, Managing Director, Innovate Awarding
  • Stuart Briner, Deputy Director, Digital Products and Services Education at Cambridge Assessment International Education
  • Dave Whyley, Lead Education Technology Consultant at WHYTEK Consulting Ltd

Best International Implementation

This award seeks to recognise the international reach of e-assessment, recognising excellence in implementing e-assessment projects outside of one’s main country of operation. The judging panel are:

  • Martha Gibson, eAssessment Association Executive Board Member, e-Assessment Manager, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
  • Martyn Roads, Independent education and assessment consultant, recently happily retired
  • Mike Dawe, Senior Consultant, Skills Development
  • Tim Downie, Managing Director of Adactia Consulting Ltd

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