The 2017 International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA 2017) is a unique event connecting researchers, practitioners and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field of E-Assessment.

History of the conference

The first edition was launched 18 years ago. The International Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) Conference was the main European research-driven event in E-Assessment during all these years. Two years ago, the CAA organisation committee decided to host the CAA in a different country than the UK. In 2014 and 2015 the CAA was held in The Netherlands with a great success. This success was also due to a new “practice” track.

For the 2016 edition, the organisation committee decided to reflect current development in E-Assessment and renamed the conference while following the format of the CAA of the previous two years. The CAA conference is now called TEA (Technology Enhanced Assessment) Conference and continues the long history of the CAA conference.

The computer has certainly transformed assessment substantially in the early era of E-Assessment. Today, we use many different technologies to gather data during assessment tasks, to analyse large amounts of data or to give comprehensive feedback using ICT. Further, technologies open new doors for assessing skills which couldn’t be assessed before. The new conference label TEA should reflect these developments.

TEA 2017 Objectives & targets

The target of TEA 2017 Conference was to represent the state-of-the-art and different perspectives on the conception, development, evaluation and implementation of technology enhanced assessment in different sectors like primary education, secondary (vocational) education, higher (vocational) education but also professional learning and non-formal learning.

TEA 2017 aimed to advance the understanding and application of information technology to the assessment process (E-Assessment) through peer-reviewed contributions from the research and practice sector.

As in previous years, the conference was of particular interest to those involved in the pedagogical and technical aspects of E-Assessment and those involved in strategy, policy and implementation, such as managers and support services.

The conference consisted of two main tracks:

  • Research in E-Assessment
  • Practice in E-Assessment

The conference sought to connect the research and practice communities. The peer reviewed research submissions of the conference will be published (to be confirmed) in an edited volume of the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series with Springer.

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