I am an honours graduate of the Department of European Studies, University of East Anglia, and Dept. of Psychology, Salzburg Uni. I have 30 years of language teaching experience at both middle and high school levels. Since the mid-70’s I have researched the motivational language learning and assessment possibilities offered by multimedia and online technology. As secretary of OpenExam I can see the dawning of a new era in which students everywhere take more control of their language learning with the new technologies and work together for the common good.