The CIT-eA Project

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New! CIT-eA Reloaded. Some of the work if CIT-eA project has fed into a new VR for Assessment project. The original CIT-eA project was a little unusual in EdTech terms in that it placed a great deal of emphasis on understanding the systemic factors affecting the uptake of EdTech. This has since paid dividends in many ways and this project has led to the current approach to VR for assessment and a recent blockchain project called My Skills that investigated the used of blockchain technology to provide digital certificates of learning

New! We have produced an open access self-study course  based on CIT-eA at the Open University OpenLearn website

Coming up… Integrated Learning Design: A Handbook

This website is part of the outputs and outcomes of the CIT-eA e-assessment project project led by the City of Glasgow project and funded by Jisc the UK organisation that champions the use of technology in education and research. The work was undertaken between 2014 and 2015 as part of the Jisc ‘Further Education and Skills Development and Resource programme’. The project outputs are shared under a Creative Commons  ‘BY’ Licence – allowing people to use them for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, as long as the project and author is is attributed in any reuse. Please read the ‘Acknowledgements & Copyright’ section (under the ‘About’ menu) for further guidance.

Updated September 2019



This website contains the outputs of the CIT-eA e-assessment project. It contains:

  • A toolkit – to support those implementing e-assessment
  • Case Studies – based on the experience of the project
  • Collaborative frameworks – to support e-assessment
  • Outline proposals for a national e-assessment service – to support the development of e-assessment in the FE sector

Project Aims

The aims of the project were ambitious:

  • Explore and identify the barriers to the adoption of e-assessment and identify workable solutions.
  • Develop resources, tools, products that will improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of providers
  • Create processes, to enable improved uptake of existing e-assessment options as well as drive future development.

You can find out more about the background and rationale for the project by consulting the ‘Background to the CIT-eA Project’ in this website.

Some Participants Comments:


Choose the right unit 🙂

Read the unit spec. closely

Made me think about alternatives to essays

Got the students to develop new skills

I’ve certainly upped my skills

Some things take longer than paper…

Students sometimes struggle with the technology

Make sure you students are prepped

Do a dry run and don’t leave things to the last minute

We had to go back to the drawing board!

The training has been really beneficial

See things from the student point of view

I like the idea of an electronic portfolio

Use the rubric  to prepare the students for what is expected of them

Rubrics are good as a guide for the assessors to help them see what kind of feedback to give

Speeding up corrections and remediations

The technology is not always straighforwards as we hoped

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