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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 >

How the “digital divide” can affect students’ learning

How the “digital divide” can affect students’ learning

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

In the age of "EdTech" are some students being left behind because of lack of access to digital devices? ACT has recently released the results of a 2017 survey of students who took the ACT ... Read more >

New trends in testing: A levels go gender neutral

New trends in testing: A levels go gender neutral

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

As of this summer, students who do not identify as either male or female can request that these classifications be removed for exams. EdExcel, owned by Pearson, is the first major exam board to have ... Read more >

Adapting Assessments at the E-ATP Conference in Athens

Adapting Assessments at the E-ATP Conference in Athens

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

The E-ATP Conference’s baseline is “Transforming Assessments”. This year’s call to action is “Change. Challenge. Transform.” It is the 10th consecutive year that the European arm of the Association of Test Publishers holds its upbeat annual event on the Old ... Read more >

The PISA 2021 Core D contract awarded to cApStAn

The PISA 2021 Core D contract awarded to cApStAn

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA (see the short PISA video here) is a system-level assessment of knowledge and skills in 15-year old students across the world. In other words, PISA implements (and analyses) internationally ... Read more >