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Most Innovative Use of Technology in Assessment

eAAwards

Introduction

The e-Assessment Awards seek to showcase excellence in technology-enabled assessment.

The independent judging panel for this award will select the finalists from all the entries, based solely on the information provided in the application form. Please do read through the scope and criteria carefully.

Below are the updated scope and criteria for 2021.

Scope

This award seeks to acknowledge an individual, team or organisation that has undertaken a project that has been highly innovative in terms of new technology, or how technology was used in a new and different way for the project. The idea does not have to be new, but could be used in a way not previously carried out, or in a new environment or location. It could bring together both new and existing products and services to solve a new problem.

There is no requirement for any product or concept to already be commercially used.

Criteria

Submissions will be judged according to how well they meet each of the six criteria below (max 300 words per criteria). We also request a brief overview, or executive summary for the judging panel (max 200 words).

Please do not submit any additional information, such as links to websites; this information will not be considered in initial shortlisting. Each submission will be considered on individual merit.

  1. Challenge / Need: What was the reason for developing this innovation? Were you looking to solve a particular problem or challenge? What evidence is there of a need for this innovation? Please note that it could be innovative in the selected market or sector, or highly innovative in terms of new technology.
  2. Research: What detailed research was undertaken to establish if an existing solution was available, and what other research took place?
  3. Trialling / Pilots: What pilots or trials were carried out and how have these shaped further innovation and development?
  4. Choice of technology: What was the reason for choosing the new, or existing, technology or process?
  5. Implementation: What were the barriers to adoption of the new technology or process, and its innovative nature? How was the use and purpose of the new technology/ innovation communicated to stakeholders?
  6. Reliability and Scalability: Is the innovation scalable and can it be transferred into different customers/ organisations or environments? How robust/reliable is the assessment delivery system? What are the challenges to overcome to meet this requirement?

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