Recent developments in data protection regulations, and especially GDPR, have made Clarity think harder about how we deal with student data. In this interview, Dr Adrian Raper, Clarity’s Technical Director, who is also in overall charge of data protection, discusses where he draws the line between two opposing imperatives.
The HOPES Madad project was set up by European Union agencies to support Syrian refugees moving into higher education. In this interview, Clarity’s Technical Director Adrian Raper discusses the project, and the role played by the Dynamic Placement Test, with Harry Haynes and Hala Ahmed of the British Council.
Surely the more questions you answer in a placement test, the more points you get and the higher your score? If you can’t finish, you can’t do yourself justice. And that must invalidate the result.
Following the launch of the new mobile-friendly version of Study Skills Success, Clarity’s Technical Director, Adrian Raper, reflects on mobile learning.
Peter Waters explains how working in the Gulf provides unlimited opportunities for teachers to initiate ICT projects — and describes how this positive atmosphere benefits both teachers and students.
When she took over the self-access centre at Hong Kong Education University, Dr Jessie Choi realised that ‘physical learning material was no longer a strong attraction.’ This is the story of her vision of a new approach to self-access language learning, based on social interaction.
What level of service should you demand from your ESL software supplier? Samuel Sheinberg draws on 20 years of experience with NAS Software to offer some tips.
The requirement for a 7.0 in IELTS Writing is stopping nurses in the Philippines from travelling to the UK, and is proving a headache to the National Health Service. Dr Victoria Clark describes how her team is analysing the problem and coming up with solutions.
Andrew Stokes explains the vision behind ELTons finalist Practical Writing: helping students with all the texts they write (including WhatsApp); and finding a rationale to match technology to activity type.
'We like your online placement test,' said the teacher at Taiwan’s Asia University, 'but with 1,000 freshers and only 20 computers, we’d be halfway through the first semester before we could even sort out our classes.' Placement tests are a chore. In most schools they...