Pearson VUE will be platinum sponsors of the first ever Middle East & Africa ATP conference.
The MEA-ATP event will take place in the Sofitel Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 28-30 January 2019 and the theme will be:
Educational Technology in the Middle East and Africa: Unlocking Student Potential
You can visit Pearson VUE at our exhibition stand to find out more about what we do and how we reliably deliver exams and provide the highest levels of service to our clients and their candidates around the world.
During the three-day conference, Pearson VUE’s product strategy manager, Casey Kearns, will be delivering the following sessions:
Artificial Intelligence (AI): use cases for the assessment industry
Casey Kearns, Product Strategy Manager
Artificial Intelligence has initiated a wave of recent interest and activity - in part because it is vokes the promise of meaningful experiences through automation; and in part because we’re seeing real uses that match or exceed what a human can do. This includes seeing, hearing, speaking, and even playing games as well or even better than humans.
And more recently, we have seen examples where machine learning is producing superior customer service experiences. Exciting times!
In the near future, AI will become more varied and accessible. For today’s assessment sponsors, however, it’s useful to start considering use cases that demonstrate how AI could make a meaningful impact for your programs. Let’s review targeted use cases that might demonstrate value for your program today and think collaboratively about opportunities, and implications, AI has to enrich the assessment industry tomorrow.
Considerations for incorporating performance-based elements into summative assessment
Casey Kearns, Product Strategy Manager, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council
Assessment is going through another transformation. Enabling technologies such as the cloud and virtualization are now commonplace and continue to come down in cost. Schools and training centers have started using high-fidelity performance experiences for learning and formative assessment. Employers are looking to hire people with demonstrated practical experience, and, even then, career advancement requires high performance. All around us it is evident that knowledge alone is not enough, yet many testing programs continue to focus on knowledge-based questions.
This session will present an overview of item response interaction types and give special attention to performance-based testing (PBT) methods such as simulated environments, virtualized software labs, and observational testing. There is no single best PBT option for all test programs; so, the presenters will share the challenges and discuss the considerations when incorporating performance-based elements into exams programs.
Who else will be attending?
- Governing Bodies
- Awarding Bodies
- Vocational Training Organisations
- K-12 Education Providers
- Higher Education Providers
- Public and Private Universities
- Entrance/Admission Experts
- Distance Learning Professionals
If you are unable to attend the event but are interested in converting to computer-based testing or are looking to grow your current programme, contact us and our experts can advise you on the next steps.
If you would like to register for this event please click the button below.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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