Gartner recently identified the top 10 strategic technologies for the education industry, we asked Dan Sandhu from Digital Assess to comment.
Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company has identified the top 10 strategic technologies for the education industry in 2015 and provides recommendations to education CIOs and IT leaders regarding adoption and benefits. It is not a list of what education CIOs spend the most time or money on; rather it is a list of strategic technologies that Gartner recommends education CIO should have a plan for in 2015.
Dan Sandhu, CEO of Digital Assess commented ‘Gartner is right to highlight digital assessment as a technology set to impact education this year; it’s the last piece of the puzzle for enabling the delivery of credible online education to the masses. However, it is more than simply a strategic technology and has already been successfully deployed in a number of educational scenarios. For instance, The University of Edinburgh has recently implemented digital assessment technology, which will enable it to facilitate online peer review and feedback to help students increase engagement, attainment and grades.
Ultimately, digital assessment technology can improve assessment reliability and can equally importantly be used to measure soft skills, the nirvana for education providers globally. If online education is to be seen as credible, it requires a solid assessment mechanism. Otherwise, it will never be taken seriously.’
Digital Assess is a leading provider of world-class evidence based assessment for all levels of personalised learning, delivered via Software-as-a-Service. Covering formal education, e-learning, vocational and workplace training, the Company’s products deliver more effective validation than traditional assessment through paired comparison, live evidence capture, and digital annotation.
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Assessment company Digital Assess (formerly TAG Assessment) has expanded its senior team, appointing Eoin Geraghty as business development director and Simon Grundy as director of customer experience.
Geraghty joins from the British Council, where he was head of global digital and broadcast business. Before this he worked for Pearson, EdExcel and as global manager for the University of Cambridge. Grundy worked for Pearson for over eight years, and was also head of assessment partnerships at formative assessment firm GL Assessment.