As engineering academics work through this challenging academic year resulting from the ongoing worldwide Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the Engineers Ireland Academic society hosted its second webinar on the 28th October 2020. The webinar, on the topic of Remote Assessment: Creating, Correcting and Preventing Collusion, was offered free of charge to members and non-members of Engineers Ireland.
The webinar was chaired by Dr Aimee Byrne, Lecturer in the School of Civil and Structural Engineering at TU Dublin, who welcomed 137 delegates at its peak, from all over Ireland and from overseas countries such as Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Kenya and the USA. Úna Parsons, CEng, FIEI, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Design at IT Sligo and Chair of the Academic society subsequently introduced each speaker in turn. The focus of the webinar was to showcase ideas from key practitioners on how to move forward in the context of remote assessment.