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Join us for regular updates from the global Surpass Community. In each episode, we'll focus on new and exciting developments from the world of testing including Item Banking, SME / Authoring Management, High Stakes Test Delivery, Test Security, and Remote Proctoring. For more information about BTL and Surpass visit btl.com/Surpass

Join us for regular updates from the global Surpass Community. In each episode, we'll focus on new and exciting developments from the world of testing including Item Banking, SME / Authoring Management, High Stakes Test Delivery, Test Security, and Remote Proctoring. For more information about BTL and Surpass visit btl.com/Surpass
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Join us for regular updates from the global Surpass Community. In each episode, we'll focus on new and exciting developments from the world of testing including Item Banking, SME / Authoring Management, High Stakes Test Delivery, Test Security, and Remote Proctoring. For more information about BTL and Surpass visit btl.com/Surpass

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Episodes

Interviews from the 2019 Association for Learning Technology Conference in Edinburgh

12/2/2019
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At the 2019 Association for Learning Technology Conference in Edinburgh, Kat Owens from BTL’s design team managed to speak to some of the delegates and organisers to get their reflections on the event.In this podcast, Kat and Tim Burnett play and discuss each of these interviews, including thoughts from: Matt Wingfield, Chair of the e-Assessment Association, gives his thoughts on the conference keynote speech and how technology should be used to enhance teaching and learning but not to...

Duration:00:41:03

(Surpass 19) Innovation Insights: An Introduction to PregnancyVue with Janet King from NCFE CACHE

11/25/2019
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Janet King from NCFE CACHE talks about their PregancyVue product, which uses virtual reality to help learners understand child development from conception to birth. Janet discusses how this innovative use of technology has increased engagement with a subject that is increasingly difficult to teach and created a more interactive teaching programme. Janet also highlights the importance of introducing technology in a way that everyone can connect with, support by more traditional methods of...

Duration:00:13:10

Challenges facing General Qualifications with Dave Mellor and Rachel Teale from AQA

11/25/2019
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In this audio podcast taken from their presentation at the recent Surpass Conference, Dave Mellor and Rachel Teale from AQA update members of the assessment community on challenges faced by General Qualifications in the UK, and some of the reasons why in 2019, they are still largely paper-based. They discuss government policy, high test volumes, fear of technology and comparability of on-screen and paper tests, all of which contribute to barriers to on-screen testing in the sector. Dave and...

Duration:00:19:15

(Surpass 19) On Demand Testing, with Vanessa Appoh from telc gGmbH

11/25/2019
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In this audio podcast taken from her successful presentation at the 2019 Surpass Conference, Vanessa Appoh from telc gGmbH updates the Surpass Community on their TOP test delivered through Surpass, and the self-registration portal that has been developed in order to maintain existing registration and certification processes. See Vanessa's full presentation at conference.surpass.com today.

Duration:00:07:41

(Surpass 19) Using Surpass for functional skills with Granville Edwards from City & Guilds

11/25/2019
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In this podcast taken from his recent Surpass Conference presentation, Granville Edwards discusses how City & Guilds are using the functionality available in Surpass for the delivery of the reformed functional skills qualifications. Granville treats the audience to examples of the question types in use and some of the changes they’ve implemented since the reform. See Granville's full presentation at conference.surpass.com today.

Duration:00:15:41

(Surpass 19) Surpass Community Experiences with Toni Brooks from NCFE

11/25/2019
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Long-standing Surpass Community members NCFE provide an introduction to their organisation, and how their customer service ethos makes them stand out from the crowd. Toni also discusses NCFE’s work to-date with BTL, and the recent move to Surpass 12 which was achieved within 3 months of launching the project thanks to a dedicated project team and support from BTL. See Toni's full presentation at conference.surpass.com today.

Duration:00:09:09

(Surpass 19) The Surpass selection process and journey so far with Laura Roach from Cardiff University

11/25/2019
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The School of Biosciences at Cardiff University are new to the Surpass Community, and in this presentation, Laura Roach tells us of her journey from being tasked with selecting an e-assessment platform for the School, to the recent trial with students. Laura talks through the selection process, and the positive influence of being part of the Surpass Community. See Laura's full presentation at conference.surpass.com today.

Duration:00:12:03

(Surpass 19) Surpass Community Experiences with Nick Freeman from The London Institute of Banking and Finance

11/25/2019
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this is an audio recording from Nick's presentation at the 2019 Surpass Conference. New Surpass Community members, The London Institute of Banking and Finance, spoke to the Surpass Community about their journey so far with Surpass, from recognising a need to move away from an in-house platform in order to keep pace with technological change, to delivering their first exams with Surpass, and what the future holds. See Nick's full presentation at conference.surpass.com today.

Duration:00:16:02

(Surpass 19) Online Invigilation/Remote Proctoring insights with Alice Niezborala from ProctorExam

11/25/2019
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Alice Niezborala speaks to the Surpass Community about the work of ProctorExam, their online invigilation technology, and collaboration with BTL. Alice also shares her insights into the future potential of online invigilation. See Alice's full presentation at conference.surpass.com today.

Duration:00:15:26

Tips for working with SMEs in Certification and Licensure Authoring and the technology that can help

11/12/2019
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Join Achille Parmentier from Lineup and Tim Burnett from the Surpass team to talk about how to get the most from your Subject Matter Experts during the authoring process. Following their presentation at Beyond Multiple Choice in Washington D.C. (Nov 5th & 6th 2019), Achille and Tim talk about how to take a fresh approach to SME recruitment. They also talk about the benefits that can be gained from the Lineup and Surpass platform working together, and invite you to join them for a beer at...

Duration:00:09:03

Top Ten Tips for Venturing into Online Invigilation

11/5/2019
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Are you about to take your first steps into online invigilation, or perhaps it’s something you’d really like to introduce, but have a few reservations about taking an alternative approach to the traditional test centre? Following on from their insightful presentation at this year’s FAB conference, BTL’s Tim Burnett and Emma Hall share their top tips for anyone venturing into online invigilation, based on their experiences of working with a number of organisations to trial and implement BTL’s...

Duration:00:21:23

(Surpass 19) Is education preparing young people for the future? with Ben Whitaker from EduFuturists

10/29/2019
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In this audio version of his incendiary presentation from Surpass Conference 2019, Ben Whitaker from EduFuturists looked at education in England today and asked whether we are sufficiently preparing young learners for a career in the 21st century. In this passionate presentation, Ben highlights how despite increasing use of technology and innovation in the classroom, assessments are still conducted via the traditional exam hall, and how we need the regulators on board to digitise...

Duration:00:25:36

(Surpass19) Innovation in the vocational space with Paul Eeles from The Skills and Education Group

10/29/2019
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Paul Eeles discusses innovation in the vocational space, and how the pace of change is being felt much more quickly, suggesting that the further down an organisation innovation can be pushed, the better we are at it. Paul presents a case study of the MOT assessors’ qualification, which after being moved on-screen to meet the needs of the regulator, faced challenges due to assumptions that had been made about the technical capabilities of learners. Paul highlights the disparity between...

Duration:00:14:29

(Surpass 19) Personalised assessments in Wales with Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud – AlphaPlus (Surpass Conference 2019)

10/29/2019
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In this audio version of Gavin's Surpass Conference 2019 presentation, he talks to the Surpass Community about the pioneering work of the Welsh Government and the success of the personalised assessments being undertaken with primary school children in Wales. In this presentation, Gavin gives an overview of the assessments and how this new way of testing has been received. We also learn how this type of assessment provides a learning journey, and how formative feedback gives learners and...

Duration:00:23:23

(Surpass 19) ACT and Dual-Camera Online Invigilation (remote proctoring) for assessment with Janet Legge

10/29/2019
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Janet Legge from the Association of Corporate Treasurers updates the Surpass Community on her organisation’s introduction and ongoing use of BTL’s dual-camera online invigilation service. See the video of Janet's presentation at conference.surpass.com today. Connect with Janet on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janet-legge-51a88446/

Duration:00:07:38

(Surpass 19) Is it time for assessment 4.0? A look at the changing labour market with Olly Newton from The Edge Foundation

10/28/2019
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In this audio version of his presentation at Surpass Conference 2019, Olly Newton, Director of policy and Research at The Edge Foundation delivered the keynote speech at the 2019 Surpass Conference. In his presentation, Olly highlights an increase in skills shortage vacancies and discusses the type of skills that employers today see as having the most value. Olly gives examples of educational institutions at the forefront of change, who are preparing young learners for 21st-century work...

Duration:00:19:29

(Surpass 19) Assessment for a Global Audience with Ibidun Layi-Ojo from Prometric

10/24/2019
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This audio is taken from a presentation at Surpass Conference 2019, in which Ibi talks to the Surpass Community about best practice for delivering assessments for a global audience. Ibi highlights the importance of considering the impact for different audiences at the very start of the test development process, and how simply re-purposing the same tests for different audiences isn’t always enough. To see the full presentation, visit conference.surpass.com where a video will be available...

Duration:00:14:29

How will assessment change over the next 5 years?

10/11/2019
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Surpass 19: Join Tim Burnett and workshop delegates as they discuss the question: How will assessment change over the next 5 years? This year, for the first time, BTL hosted a workshop before the 2019 Surpass Conference exclusively for industry consultants. In this short discussion, recorded at the end of that day, we’re offering you the chance to hear their current thoughts on the future of assessment. In summary: The group discuss whether the pace of technological change means we need...

Duration:00:14:56

(Surpass 19) Learning with immersive VR technology with NCFE CACHE and PregnancyVue

10/4/2019
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Janet King from NCFE CACHE talks to Tim Burnett from the Surpass team at BTL following her presentation at the 2019 Surpass Conference in Newcastle. Janet reflects on her presentation which discussed the use of immersive VR headsets with the PregnancyVue app in the teaching and learning of health, child and social care qualifications. "Developed to support our CACHE health, child and social care qualifications, PregnancyVue is an immersive virtual reality (VR) app which allows users to...

Duration:00:04:45

How we improve the assessment experience with user experience (UX) testing

9/5/2019
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This podcast is an audio version of the popular 'Surpass Live' webinar. Every person that uses a piece of software potentially does it in a different way. We’re influenced by a number of things in our day-to-day lives, and this can create a conundrum for designers of new products. Gain a fascinating insight into how the User Interface of Surpass is designed to create an intuitive, stress-free experience for item writers, test administrators, and candidates with Lee and Richard from BTL’s...

Duration:00:45:43