e-Assessment Association Podcast

e-Assessment Association Podcast

#eAssess20 Insights - Natural Language Classification for Formative Assessment with Aftab Hussain

February 27, 2020

Aftab Hussain, ILT Manager, Bolton College is interviewed by e-Assessment Association Vice Chair Tim Burnett about Aftab's upcoming presentation at the e-Assessment Question Conference.

During his presentation, Aftab will be discussing how Bolton College is using natural language classification models to support formative assessment

Delegates will learn about:

  • What is Natural Language Classification?

  • How teachers train their natural language classifiers.

  • The use cases for deploying natural language classifiers to inform learning and assessment.

  • How delegates can support the development of Bolton College’s FirstPass solution.

The emergence of this new assessment tool enables teachers to make use of a richer medium for assessing their students. Traditionally, online formative assessment activities are undertaken using closed questioning techniques such as yes/no questions, multiple-choice questions or drag-and-drop activities. Whilst valuable, this is a rather narrow way to undertake formative assessment. Our solution enables teachers to pose open-ended questions which can be automatically analysed and assessed by a computer. The ability to offer real-time feedback means that students can qualify and clarify their responses.


Guest: Aftab Hussain, https://www.linkedin.com/in/aftab-hussain-7145444/https://twitter.com/Aftab_Hussain

Host: Tim Burnett, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tburnett/https://twitter.com/TimBurnett_UK/


Aftab will be speaking on Thursday 2nd July 11am BST: Formative Assessment

e-Assessment Question Conference, https://e-assessment-question.com, https://e-assessment-question.com/book/

See the full conference programme here: https://e-assessment-question.com/conference-programme/


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