OUCEA to host 44th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Conference

Friday, September 1st, 2017

From 9th – 14th September 2018, OUCEA will host the

44th IAEA Conference on Assessment and Big Data


Big Data is having a dramatic impact on many aspects of our networked 21st century lives and new techniques are needed to access the volume of data that is available, to help us to make sense of it, and to productively leverage the terabytes (trillions) and petabytes (quadrillions) of available data. New measures can be derived from the thousands of data points per hour that are collected on individual learners as they learn, complete tests, and experience life. Big Data opens doors to investigate new questions about learning and assessment. The conference will address how we can discover and quantify important measures with sufficient reliability and validity; what data and measures should be preserved versus discarded; how the archival data bases can be organised in a sensible way for different stakeholders and what new quantitative techniques will emerge from the brave new world of Big Data. The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their understanding of current processes and findings, as well as to look at opportunities for exploiting Big Data. It will also feature keynote speeches from Rebecca Eynon (University of Oxford), Art Graesser (University of Memphis/OUCEA) and Michelle Meadows (Ofqual).

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