People @ NEAS – Ben Colthorpe

We ask our Staff a few questions to get to know them a bit more.

Question 1: What makes a quality assessor?

A quality assessor should be organised and well-prepared for a visit. They should have great attention to detail, and a sense of curiosity may also serve them well. A quality assessor should be purposeful and able to ask effective questions to gather the information they need. I believe a quality assessor should also be fair, level-headed and patient as they interact with people in a variety of roles and from diverse backgrounds.

Question 2: What is an example of innovation in technology that you have seen so far in ELT centres? 

I was impressed by the integration of technology in most of our school centres last year. Canterbury College, for example had implemented OneNote effectively for planning, scheduling, assessment and resource sharing, and Hills Grammar School students were engaging with OneNote regularly on their devices for a variety of class and self-study activities.

Question 3: What are you looking forward to in 2018?

I think the NEAS Management Conference will be a highlight of 2018. It will be a great opportunity to ponder what’s around the corner for International Education and share strategies for embracing the digital and the disruption that goes with it.