Pre-Conference Workshop M2
Tools and Tips for Secure Assessments
Date Wednesday, Dec 6 Time – Price: free of charge Status: fully booked
SURF, The Netherlands
Annette Peet (1964) is an experienced project and program manager at SURF. SURF is the collaborative ICT organization for Dutch higher education and research. It offers students, lecturers and scientists in the Netherlands access to the best possible internet and ICT facilities.
Annette graduated as Master of Science at Utrecht University. Since then she has worked as senior consultant and project manager for several consultancy agencies, the Ministry of Transport, Utrecht University and SURF. Her focus has always been on accelerating adoption of (IT) innovation within institutions and facilitating collaboration between parties involved.
The last 15 years she has been working in the field of higher education. Since 2012, she has become completely at home in the subject of digital assessment and e-learning as manager of various projects and programs on a national level. Recent publications about digital assessment: Secure assessment workbook, Whitepaper Online Proctoring, Innovations in digital assessment, Guidelines for digital assessment policy.
Jenny de Werk
SURF, The Netherlands
Jenny (1972) is an experienced program and project manager. She has fulfilled these roles in both international and national organizations and in both the commercial as non-profit sectors. She enjoys working on the edge of company processes, ICT and people and balancing these elements.
Since 2013, Jenny has been working as a project manager at SURF. SURF is the collaborative ICT organization for Dutch higher education and research. SURF offers students, lecturers and scientists in the Netherlands access to the best possible internet and ICT facilities.
Jenny has been responsible for various projects related to digital assessment. She is fully at home in the digital assessment world in higher education: from the cost and benefits, the organizational influence, the assessment systems, to the potential benefits of collaboration between institutions in this field. Key responsibility within this role is ensuring broad dissemination of knowledge between Dutch higher education institutions.
Specialties: secure and safe assessment (Secure assessment workbook), BYOD, exchangeability between assessment systems & standardization, joint item banking, innovation in education, open badges.
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Martin Romijn – Chief Information Security Officer at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Martin, with over 30 years of Information Technology experience in roles like Project Manager and Test Manager, specialized in Information Security in 2000. Since then he fulfilled the roles of IT Auditor, Security Consultant and Security Officer. His most recent certification specialized him in cloud computing security (ISC/CCSP).
In various roles, he contributed to valued and widely used policy documents on information security in the education sector. Examples are the Baseline information security for Higher Education, the Guideline data classification and the Secure assessment workbook.
Since August 2015, Martin is the Chief Information Security Officer of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands). TU/e is a leading, international, in engineering science & technology specialized university. Within the university Martin coordinates all strategic and tactical activities with respect to information security. His efforts cover the areas Business Services, Education and Research.
Besides his work, Martin favors traveling with and without his motorcycle.
With advances in digital assessment, institutions are more aware that the security of the assessment process is becoming ever more important. Much attention is paid to securing test administration, but is the construction and storage of the assessment items also secure? Is the printing process safe? The need for secure assessment goes beyond digital assessment alone, with lecturers generally making use of IT when preparing paper-based tests too. In order to support institutions in making the assessment process secure, SURFnet has been working with experts from various institutions of higher education to develop the secure assessment workbook.
In this workshop, we explain the basics of the workbook and we engage participants in working with examples of assessment in practice. In the session, we will also encourage participants to share and exchange knowledge on secure assessment.
|9:40||Some examples of common risky habits within institutions (interactive presentation)|
|10:00||The secure assessment workbook in a nutshell: 5 steps to a secure assessment process|
|10:20||Getting organized: initiator and owner of secure assessment process (discussion in groups)|
|11:15||A baseline for information security – what is the situation and policy within your institution?|
|(plenary presentation and discussion)|
|11:45||Screening the assessment process – what are high risk elements in the process? (discussion)|
|12:15||Gap analyses – possible measures –an example of practice in the Netherlands (presentation)|
|12:45||Define the five most important elements in a plan of approach (small groups)|
|13:30||End of session|
Employees in higher education institutions who are involved in secure assessment, such as digital assessment for project managers, employees of the assessment office, assessment software administrators and security officers (CISOs).
Participants must be familiar with the process and management of (digital) assessment within their institution and preferably fulfill a significant role within the institution when it comes to (digital) assessment.
Participants will understand how the workbook can support them to secure the full assessment process; they will understand the use of the workbook in the context of their own institution; they will gain insight in the necessary first steps to take.