CHAPMAN, G., 2005. Drivers and Barriers to the Adoptation of Computer Assisted Assessment for UK Awarding Bodies. IN: Proceedings of the 9th CAA Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
This paper details a research project undertaken following the publication and launch of the QCA’s ‘Blueprint for e-Assessment’ in April 2004. It considers the current and potential impact on the UK Awarding Body community and how they intend to respond. In turn, this precipitates perceived drivers and barriers to the adoption of e-Assessment systems. The results suggest that there is a groundswell of positive thoughts and actions regarding e-Assessment for Awarding Bodies’ learners and notable perceived efficiency gains. However, Awarding Bodies are apprehensive about the blueprint and do not want an agenda or inappropriate assessment systems placed upon them or their learners without appropriate consultation and guidance.