Multiplier Event, 28 June, University of Hertfordshire – The Future of Online Assessment

We had a very lively event. For an impression, see https://www.onlineproctoring.eu/en/dissemination/dissemination-dissemination/multiplier-event-impressions/

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We invite everyone interested in e-Assessment in Higher Educations to join us as we share the final outcomes from our 3-year Online Proctoring for Remote Examinations (OP4RE), an Erasmus+ funded project.

The ‘largest global research project into online assessment’, the outcomes from OP4RE are expected to set the standard  for online proctoring and offer a significant contribution to the field of delivering safe and secure online examinations. The outcomes are relevant not just to other European countries and our EU funders, but will be of broader international interest as well.

Assuring proper accreditation for online examinations

On June 28th the OP4RE partners will be sharing recommendations relating to the following areas of conducting online examinations:

  • Managing a secure remote examination environment;
  • The development of Rule books according to European legislation remote proctoring,
  • Building an excellent Student experience of online proctored examination
  • And ensuring the Privacy of student data throughout the proctoring and assessment process

Keynote Speaker: “Online Proctoring; Future of expanding access to high-quality Education”

Adel Lelo, Senior Principal Product Manager at Western Governors University, will be giving a keynote presentation on the future of expanding access to high-quality education.  Adel Lelo has contributed to and led teams in education technology for Western Governors University, the nation’s premier nonprofit competency-based university, for more than 10 years. In his role as senior principal product manager, Lelo ensures WGU’s portfolio of proprietary and vendor technology for Verification of Competency and Transcripts continues to operate smoothly. Lelo contributed to the architecting, engineering, and implementation of WGU’s assessment delivery products, allowing for the delivery of more than 3 Million assessments annually, including more than 2.5 Million online-proctored assessments, resulting in more than 100,000 WGU students proving their competency and receiving their college degrees.

Lelo’s mission to deliver better online education experiences through technology is driven by his love of lifelong learning, which has led him to take interests in online publishing, real estate, and the culinary crafts.

Booking: Places are limited for this event and we expect much interest from the wider education environment. Registration is now open: http://tiny.cc/op4re 

Note: This event is free. The organization reserves the right to charge a no-show fee (€50) in the event of an unannounced absence (five working days in advance).

See the flyer for our event.

Provisional Programme

From 09:00 Arrival Coffee/tea and pastries served
9:30 Introductions and welcome Welcome by Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire
9:45 Talk What is Online Proctoring in Practice?
10:00 Keynote by

Adel Lelo

 

 

“Online Proctoring; Future of expanding access to high-quality Education”

 

Adel Lelo is Senior Principal Product Manager at the Western Governors University

In his keynote presentation, Lelo will talk about the future of expanding access to high-quality education, by the use of online proctoring. According to Lelo, reliable, objective assessment of competency attainment is at the core of education. Students’ demonstration of knowledge and skills, rather than measurement of time, is relevant to the skills-based economy and is the key value of education from industry/workforce perspective.

Secure, online proctoring of assessments is crucial for extending accessibility of high-quality competency-based education to students regardless of geographic limitations. Online proctoring is creating cost-reductions and efficiencies, leading to greater student outcomes with savings being redirected into new programs and degree paths. 

Furthermore, Lelo will talk about methods used by WGU over the past decade to deliver more than 2.5 Million assessments and how to utilize emerging technologies to continuously improve the delivery of verification of competency and expand access to education.

10:45 Introduction of OP4RE teams  
11:00 Break  
11:15 Carousel sessions Hear from the project partners about their contribution to the different Intellectual Outputs of OP4RE
12:30 Lunch and poster session During lunch, a poster from each Intellectual Output will be displayed
14:00 Workshops and demonstrations from OP4RE teams Workshops and demonstrations to be announced.
14:45 Break
15:00 Panel discussion + Recipes for success in Online Proctoring Opportunity to ask questions to project teams. Several teams will share their success stories of experiments conducted during the project.
15:45 Talk Closing plenary session of the conference
16:00 Drinks and networking

 

Location: The location of the OP4RE multiplier event is ‘The Fielder Conference Centre’, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.

http://conferencehertfordshire.co.uk/venues/fielder-centre/

Hatfield is straightforward to access by train from London within 30 minutes, including via the Eurostar, and it is easily accessible from local motorways by car. It is convenient for Luton airport and there are transport connections via London to the other London airports.

There are local hotels to suit all budgets and this semi-rural area of Hertfordshire offers many historic towns and tourist sites for those who can stay for a longer visit.