Judging for Excellence in Export
Alison McCree BSc, PGCE, MA has been involved in education in various guises for many years. Having taught in Japan, Denmark and the UK she joined the University of Hertfordshire as a professional development lead for the Science Learning Centre in 2007 and subsequently been involved in managing educational programmes in the STEM arena. Since becoming Director of Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors at its new home at the University of Hertfordshire, Alison has focused on the development of assessment training and management of the membership and services of the CIEA
Business Development Manager, BTL Learning & Assessment, Emma has worked in e-assessment since joining BTL in 2011, supporting many UK and international awarding organisations with their assessment programmes. Emma was responsible for leading the BTL Documentation and Training Team until 2016, where she oversaw the production of help and support guidance for e-assessment software. Emma also worked with organisations to plan and deliver training programs designed to show users how to make best use of the technology. Working with new e-assessment users provided a great understanding of the challenges and demands of moving to a new assessment system, which Emma now applies to helping organisations through the process of selecting and implementing new solutions.
Her work with new e-assessment adopters has given Emma a keen interest in how we can better support people facing this change, to ensure the least stressful experience for every e-assessment user and candidate.
Geoff is an assessment consultant entering his third decade of international education experience. His consultancy bridges and solves shared issues across exam owners, regulators, and technology solution companies. Geoff is trusted by exam owners who need help in changing their existing assessment strategy and operational systems, or benchmarking their provision. He is renowned by the e-assessment technology solution sector for quantifying and de-risking new market entry, uncovering new opportunities and championing innovation. A published author on e-assessment, Geoff is also co-owner of trade publication, World Exam Tech. He holds contemporary post-graduate qualifications in assessment, education, IT service, strategic management, project and bid management. Geoff shares his insights and approach with presentations, blogs and other free resources on his website www.geoffchapman.com and via Twitter @geoffchapman_.
Jeff Ross is an Independent Prince II project manager and consultant with expertise in e-Assessment, e-learning and the use of IT and internet technologies in education, learning and training, including instructional design and qualification development. Previously he was a senior manager with a major awarding body, where he was responsible for change management programmes associated with the introduction of ICT solutions to the delivery of education services and qualifications. He is a frequent visitor and collaborator with educational institutions in the UK and in India. His background is in IT, education, publishing, logistics and business operations. He is a director at both Assessment Tomorrow and UK Skills. In his spare time he travels, loves music of all kinds, books and moaning about the state of English Cricket.