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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 Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

     FREE Seminar: Chromebooks in Examinations, 07 March 2018 (10:00 - 1:00pm), University of Edinburgh. CALL Scotland are working with the SQA to research the potential use of Chromebooks with digital exam papers.  Many local authorities in Scotland are using G Suite Education (previousl...

    Created on Tuesday, 15 March 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    On 02 June we are holding a free half day seminar here at Moray House to bring participants of the Talking in Exams project together to share their experiences of using the software in school. This is a great chance for anyone who is keen to use the software with pupils in their school to come...

    Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    “Is there something my student can use to allow them just to speak and their words appear on the screen?”   The plea of many teachers everywhere Yes there is and it’s called speech recognition software.  It is much more accurate and reliable now (especially install...

    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, 17 April 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Speech recognition has been around for many years, and many people have tried it without much success. It could be made to work, but often involved a lot of training, time and effort. Today though, computers are much more powerful, speech recognition software is much more accurate and reliable, and ...

    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 Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    You can now download the 2014 past papers from the SQA Digital Question Papers pages. Since prelim season is almost upon us, these can be useful for class teaching as well as revision, and of course for students to practice using the papers on a computer, iPad or other device. You can a...