As outlined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Ofqual (UK Exam Regulator), there is now a need in higher education for a solution that is immediately more efficient, transparent and consistent and which can also handle multimedia format such as video and audio.
RedInk can be broadly described as an assessment productivity tool, one based on an underlying concept of “rubrics”, i.e. descriptors associated with different standards of achievement under different key criteria. The system integrates with existing Learning Management Systems and other eLearning systems and is developed to take full advantage of the affordances of multi-touch devices such as the iPad.
Easy to use interface and tools that will revolutionize the way you approach assessment
The cross platform tools in Red Ink allow you to assess on desktop or on mobile devices
Intruitive interfaces make providing meaningful and fair feedback a breeze
While the solution has wide application across a number of levels and sectors of the overall education and training market, it is planned that RedInk will initially target the K-12 and vocational market segments in the UK and Ireland.
The UK vocational market is alone worth £3bn a year, of which £698mn is allocated to the training of apprentices.
RedInk will, in this context and based on early market research, initially target Cambridge Assessment and City & Guilds in the vocational e-portfolio market segment.
Representatives from both groups have confirmed the need specifically for the rubric/competence based grading and the multimedia handling capabilities of the RedInk solution.
Rubrics & Comment Manager: create, search, share and edit rubrics as well as re-usable comment sets
Create and manage classes, assessments and feedback.
View, grade and provide feedback on student work across all media formats.
Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin,
Cork Institute of Technology,
021 433 5933