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Restoring ownership of user data to users

Restoring ownership of user data to users

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Tim Berners-Lee, credited with the invention of the world wide web, has joined forces with entrepreneur John Bruce to create a company called "Inrupt", the aim of which is to "bring resources, ... Read more >

Announcing the joint Questionmark/cApStAn webinar on assessment localization – 8 Nov

Announcing the joint Questionmark/cApStAn webinar on assessment localization – 8 Nov

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Globalization and innovative web technologies have removed geographic boundaries and opened new opportunities for awarding bodies, technology certification programs and credentialing organizations.  However, with these opportunities come new challenges:  How do you localize items and ... Read more >

“Versatility” is the key 21st century skill

“Versatility” is the key 21st century skill

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

How can schools prepare students “for jobs that have not yet been created, to use technologies that have not yet been invented and to solve social problems that we don't yet know will arise”? A ... Read more >

International Translation Day celebrates the key role of translators in connecting the world. Time now to give the profession a legal protection

International Translation Day celebrates the key role of translators in connecting the world. Time now to give the profession a legal protection

by Danina Lupsa - Translation technologist and translation project manager @ cApStAn

 

On September 30, my young colleagues and I woke up to discover a Facebook post from our company on a topic we had never heard about: International Translation Day. It was the ... Read more >

Is machine translation taking over from English as the global communication language?

Is machine translation taking over from English as the global communication language?

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

At the recent TAUS webinar on "geo-linguistic shifts" two leading experts in the field, Lane Green and Nicholas Ostler (see bios below), discussed whether machine translation could one day replace English as the world's "lingua ... Read more >

offline AI and boiler plate approach in multilingual testing

offline AI and boiler plate approach in multilingual testing

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

 

Will AI allow test development, item banking, item localization, validation and multilingual test delivery to all happen in one integrated environment? The AI behind adaptive translation is not the same as the AI behind item generation, but they can ... Read more >

The Testing Industry, 21st Century Skills and the Medicane

The Testing Industry, 21st Century Skills and the Medicane

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

Dublin, Lisbon, Amsterdam, and now Athens. This was cApStAn's fourth participation in a conference of the European arm of the Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP). Why would a linguistic quality control agency participate in a test publishers' conference? A high-level ... Read more >

When stakes in testing get too high a lot can go wrong

When stakes in testing get too high a lot can go wrong

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

Interesting review of the recently published book "The Testing charade" by Daniel Koretz PhD, Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Regular testing benefits the learning process, he says, in ... Read more >

Jobs for the future: automation versus augmentation

Jobs for the future: automation versus augmentation

 

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Just out: the World Economic Forum's "The future of jobs" 2018 edition. The report foresees major disruptions to labour markets, but says ... Read more >

The future learners

The future learners

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

The time has come for academic institutions to reflect on their one-size-fits-all model and to understand who the next generation of learners is and how they want to learn. Student segmentation is the key to ... Read more >