24 April 2018 14:09

Lancaster University and Trinity College London have won the Award for Best Research at this year's International e-Assessment Awards.

Trinity and research partners Dr Tineke Brunfaut and Dr Luke Harding, from Lancaster University, won the award for a joint comparison study looking into paper and online versions of Trinity's Integrated Skills in English Reading and Writing exam module. 

Dr Tineke Brunfaut, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language, said: “This award is a great demonstration of fruitful collaboration between researchers and practitioners. 

“It also gives further evidence of Lancaster University's longstanding international reputation for excellent research in the field of language testing and assessment.”

An open-access article based on the research can be found here:  


Chairman of The e-Assessment Association, Matt Wingfield, explained: “The Awards were launched in 2017 to shine a light on those who are making a positive contribution to the sector and promote awareness of the progress being made.

“The Awards programme helps to highlight the benefits that technology brings to assessment at all levels, particularly in delivering better learning and assessment, rather than just greater efficiency.”

The winners were announced at a gala dinner in London .