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5 reasons why online exams are more efficient

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Online exams have grown in popularity in recent years, aided to an extent by the pandemic normalising remote education. However, even now as we have some semblance of normality in education, several advantages mean online exams at school should be here to stay.

Here are five reasons why online school exams offer a more efficient and effective experience than traditional solutions.

1. It’s cheaper

 

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3 Benefits of an online invigilator

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During the pandemic, people were forced to halt their normal day-to-day activities. In these adverse times, people came to rely on technology for the completion of their everyday activities. One of these activities was attempting the examinations and assessments online. Various advanced tools were developed to deliver academic lectures and in-camera remotely proctored assessments.

What is Online proctoring?

Online proctoring, also called online invigilation, enables one to reproduce the in-person examination experience online. It simply refers to the idea of maintaining a close watch on the students during the test, just like a real person would during a paper-and-pencil exam, offering assistance when needed and discouraging any efforts at cheating. Online invigilation is responsible for conducting the proctoring during all the exams, such as multiple choice-based questions and assessments with descriptive questions.

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The Future of Online Exams

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Examinations and graded assessments have been a crucial part of the school curriculum for years. A negative connotation is associated with examinations, with students being reluctant to attempt them. However, several studies at the current time reveal that students are much more comfortable and eager to participate in online assessments. Not only the level of participation but the students’ results have significantly increased.

The ever-increasing status of online exams is only because of the change in time and situation in the past few years. It was the pandemic of 2019 that brought about a need for change in the educational system. Educational institutions adopted online classes and exams with the norms of social distancing enforced and physical classes being shut. However, the importance of online exams in the current scenario is partly because of the significance of the mode of assessment.

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The relevance of a pen test to check security levels

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A penetration test also called a “pen test,” is an attempt to determine how secure an IT infrastructure is by taking advantage of its weaknesses in a controlled setting. Bugs in operating systems, services, or applications, bad setups, risky behaviour on the part of end users, or by a mix of these things can cause these loopholes. Important things that can be checked with these kinds of evaluations include how well defensive measures work and whether or not end users follow security rules.

The purpose of pen testing

The main goal of a penetration test is to find weak spots in an organisation’s security. It also looks at how well the organisation follows its security policy, how aware the staff is of important security issues, and whether or not the organisation is vulnerable to security breaches and, if so, how much.

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Everything you need to know about malpractice in online exams

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There will always be students who try to get an unfair advantage in exams through malpractice. In addition to that, this problem has been significantly worsening all over the world. One of the most important aspects of educational technology is online testing or evaluation. It is expected that the use of online exams will rise for various examination kinds, including competitive admission tests and recruiting tests. An online evaluation has shown to be an efficient and better technique to screen out unsuitable applicants and find those who are a good fit for the open position.

How do students cheat during online exams?

Malpractice, like writing mathematical formulae by hand, has mostly been phased out in recent years. Students in today’s society have developed ingenious methods for cheating, most of which include making use of the many technological tools that are accessible to them.

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5 top tips for passing exams

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One of the most common characteristics of all students who will be taking tests is exam anxiety. This test anxiety, along with a number of other issues, can prevent someone from successfully passing an exam. Even while this is not particularly unusual, it may have a negative impact on how well one does during the exam. Here are the top 5 pieces of advice for passing an exam.

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Benefits of proctoring: maintain exam integrity online

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Proctoring or invigilating students is imperative to the credibility of exams.

As education institutions across the spectrum turn to online learning, proctoring means that exams can also take place without the need of an exam hall or classroom base.

In the short term this is a practical solution during the coronavirus pandemic. In the long term, it reduces costs for both the educational setting and the student without affecting the credibility of the assessment.

What is proctoring and what are the benefits? This blog post explains.

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Results days will still take place, says DfE

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Grades for GCSEs and A-levels will still be released at results days in the UK, the Department for Education has announced.

The results are to be calculated using a range of projects, alongside input from teachers, EDArcade revealed last month.

Yesterday, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, said that creating these milestone shows the school economy is on a path to a return to normal. But what do we know? This blog post explains.

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Are digital exams about to replace pen and paper exams?

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The education sector should be making plans for digital exams to replace pen and paper assessments by 2025, according to an independent report.

The report suggests the UK is falling behind other countries in Europe, with many close to using 100% digital exams in education.

Some educational establishments are leading the way for digital assessment in the UK. But is this goal achievable? This blog post explains.

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Are mock exams results an accurate indicator of real exam results?

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With the recent changes to GCSEs and A-levels, coursework and controlled assessment now has little or no effect on final examination grades.

Exams are shifting back to the older format of more essay-type questions and fewer multiple choice or shorter questions.

Now that coursework no longer contributes to final grades, students can only achieve good grades by successfully completing their exams, and mock exams can help define how they progress towards their real exams.

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5 reasons why online exams are more efficient

Reading time: 2 minutes

Online exams have grown in popularity in recent years, aided to an extent by the pandemic normalising remote education. However, even now as we have some semblance of normality in education, several advantages mean online exams at school should be here to stay.

Here are five reasons why online school exams offer a more efficient and effective experience than traditional solutions.

1. It’s cheaper

 

Read More

3 Benefits of an online invigilator

Reading time: 3 minutes

During the pandemic, people were forced to halt their normal day-to-day activities. In these adverse times, people came to rely on technology for the completion of their everyday activities. One of these activities was attempting the examinations and assessments online. Various advanced tools were developed to deliver academic lectures and in-camera remotely proctored assessments.

What is Online proctoring?

Online proctoring, also called online invigilation, enables one to reproduce the in-person examination experience online. It simply refers to the idea of maintaining a close watch on the students during the test, just like a real person would during a paper-and-pencil exam, offering assistance when needed and discouraging any efforts at cheating. Online invigilation is responsible for conducting the proctoring during all the exams, such as multiple choice-based questions and assessments with descriptive questions.

Read More

The Future of Online Exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

Examinations and graded assessments have been a crucial part of the school curriculum for years. A negative connotation is associated with examinations, with students being reluctant to attempt them. However, several studies at the current time reveal that students are much more comfortable and eager to participate in online assessments. Not only the level of participation but the students’ results have significantly increased.

The ever-increasing status of online exams is only because of the change in time and situation in the past few years. It was the pandemic of 2019 that brought about a need for change in the educational system. Educational institutions adopted online classes and exams with the norms of social distancing enforced and physical classes being shut. However, the importance of online exams in the current scenario is partly because of the significance of the mode of assessment.

Read More

The relevance of a pen test to check security levels

Reading time: 3 minutes

A penetration test also called a “pen test,” is an attempt to determine how secure an IT infrastructure is by taking advantage of its weaknesses in a controlled setting. Bugs in operating systems, services, or applications, bad setups, risky behaviour on the part of end users, or by a mix of these things can cause these loopholes. Important things that can be checked with these kinds of evaluations include how well defensive measures work and whether or not end users follow security rules.

The purpose of pen testing

The main goal of a penetration test is to find weak spots in an organisation’s security. It also looks at how well the organisation follows its security policy, how aware the staff is of important security issues, and whether or not the organisation is vulnerable to security breaches and, if so, how much.

Read More

Everything you need to know about malpractice in online exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

There will always be students who try to get an unfair advantage in exams through malpractice. In addition to that, this problem has been significantly worsening all over the world. One of the most important aspects of educational technology is online testing or evaluation. It is expected that the use of online exams will rise for various examination kinds, including competitive admission tests and recruiting tests. An online evaluation has shown to be an efficient and better technique to screen out unsuitable applicants and find those who are a good fit for the open position.

How do students cheat during online exams?

Malpractice, like writing mathematical formulae by hand, has mostly been phased out in recent years. Students in today’s society have developed ingenious methods for cheating, most of which include making use of the many technological tools that are accessible to them.

Read More

5 top tips for passing exams

Reading time: 4 minutes

One of the most common characteristics of all students who will be taking tests is exam anxiety. This test anxiety, along with a number of other issues, can prevent someone from successfully passing an exam. Even while this is not particularly unusual, it may have a negative impact on how well one does during the exam. Here are the top 5 pieces of advice for passing an exam.

Read More

Benefits of proctoring: maintain exam integrity online

Reading time: 2 minutes

Proctoring or invigilating students is imperative to the credibility of exams.

As education institutions across the spectrum turn to online learning, proctoring means that exams can also take place without the need of an exam hall or classroom base.

In the short term this is a practical solution during the coronavirus pandemic. In the long term, it reduces costs for both the educational setting and the student without affecting the credibility of the assessment.

What is proctoring and what are the benefits? This blog post explains.

Read More

Results days will still take place, says DfE

Reading time: 2 minutes

Grades for GCSEs and A-levels will still be released at results days in the UK, the Department for Education has announced.

The results are to be calculated using a range of projects, alongside input from teachers, EDArcade revealed last month.

Yesterday, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, said that creating these milestone shows the school economy is on a path to a return to normal. But what do we know? This blog post explains.

Read More

Are digital exams about to replace pen and paper exams?

Reading time: 3 minutes

The education sector should be making plans for digital exams to replace pen and paper assessments by 2025, according to an independent report.

The report suggests the UK is falling behind other countries in Europe, with many close to using 100% digital exams in education.

Some educational establishments are leading the way for digital assessment in the UK. But is this goal achievable? This blog post explains.

Read More
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