At the present time, forced lockdowns due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic have adversely affected the educational industry worldwide.
To begin with, reportedly 1.2 Billion kids in 186 countries are influenced by school closures
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How Online Assessment Actually Helps?
At this instant, many educational institutions have started shifting their base from universities to online, in spite of their technical and online problems.
Exams are considered to be a key in testing a student’s knowledge, however during this critical time conducting direct exams can be fatal
Schools are realizing the need for teaching and appraising students virtually rather than in a physical classroom.
At this instant, Institutes can make use of smart devices & IoT for making virtual classrooms and online exams a reality. The advantage here is that the technology is independent of student and teachers’ location.
Advantages of Online Assessments:
Better School Administration:
Online exams relieve the logistics and handling pressure faced by the school management, as they can make possible paperless exams.
Comfortable Setting of Question Papers:
- Combining online assessment with question bank can help in improvising
- a) Quality of education.
- b) Learning and answering skills among the students.
- c) Questioning logic among the teachers.
- d) Examination patterns among curriculum designers.
According to expert studies, distributing question banks as web-based Open Educational Resource (OER) would help enormous student and teacher community.
Unlike traditional evaluation systems, the online Assessment provides the flexibility of rapid evaluation.
A faster display of outcomes in the school avoids the unnecessary strain and anxiety faced by the pupils.
Students can avoid unnecessary strain by traveling during exams. Online exams provide them with access to the nearest exam centers.
In a moment, Students can also provide instant feedback, based on which the teachers can improvise the teaching methodologies.
Production of paper involves large-scale destruction of trees, and exploitation of water.
* Saving a ton of paper, 17 trees, 26000 liters of water, 4000 kilowatts of power supply, and 240 liters of fuel can be saved.
On the positive side, the concept of the paperless exam makes Online Assessment an eco friendly solution, and can reduce logistics expenses drastically.
Safe & Secure:
Traditional paper based exams have a great chance of leakage of question papers, during distribution and storage.
However online assessment ensures security of exams, by making use of cloud, digital storage with high-end data protection.
Online assessments can show significant savings with the individual, logistic, and organizational costs compared to traditional paper-based exams.
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