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Created on Wednesday, 07 March 2018. Posted by Paul Nisbet

At a Crick 'Ask the Expert' webinar on 6/3/18, Dr Abi James drew attention to research undertaken at Runshaw College, a sixth form and FE College in England, on the use of technology in examinations. The research has found that the majority of students preferred to use a computer reader comp...

Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last Wednesday (October 25th) we welcomed almost 100 practitioners from across Scotland to the SQA Digital Question Paper Focus Group. This annual (free) event again provided a great opportunity for staff to meet with colleagues from other schools and to discuss the use of technology in examinations...

Created on Thursday, 05 May 2016. Posted by Robert Stewart

Join us at CALL Scotland for 2 events in the coming month:   iPad Management for Schools Seminar Exploring options for managing, setting up and using multiple iPads Thursday 26th May 2016, 9:30am - 12:30pm There are tens of thousands of iPads in Scottish schools and many different models of mo...

Created on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Last week we launched our new Adapted Digital Assessments website. Digital Question Papers were first introduced in 2008, and there have been quite a few changes and developments since then: phasing out of Standard Grade and Intermediate examinations and the introduction of National 5; the developm...

Created on Monday, 20 July 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

It seems that IVONA MiniReader, the free text reader we liked for reading digital exams, is no longer available for download. I've therefore spent the afternoon reminding myself of some alternatives - and thanks to Abi James and Jean Hutchins of the BDA Technology group for sharing som...

Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Best wishes to all learners, parents/carers, teachers, assistants and SQA staff for the 2015 SQA exams which start today! The timetables starts with Drama this morning, Economics this afternoon, and runs until Friday June 5, finishing with High Early Education and Childcare. According to t...

Created on Friday, 27 March 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

PDFescape is a new browser-based PDF editor with the facility to insert form fields (answer boxes). The free service lets you upload a PDF, do simple editing, add form fields, and then download back to your computer. The PDF can then be accessed by learners on computer using for example Ad...

Created on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Back in 2006 Naomi and Ross Forrester from Speaking Solutions in New Zealand visited us to find out about digital exams. Naomi and Ross are experts in speech recognition and digital tools to support learners with disabilities and difficulties. Since then they have been working with Louise ...

Created on Friday, 12 December 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Previously if you wanted to create an interactive digital prelim, assessment or other resource with answer boxes on screen, you had to use Adobe Acrobat Pro, which costs around about £60 per license under a special licensing arrangement from Education Scotland. Even though this is a ...