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Online exams v traditional hall exams

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The epidemic that has spread over the world has affected every industry. Transitioning to remote work may have been easier for multinational corporations and other professions. Still, it has been much more difficult for educational establishments all over the globe. There is an undeniable need for the present education system to be completely reimagined. Here is where connected classrooms that use online examinations have played a significant role.

Why exam halls are outdated

It is not difficult to comprehend why innovative technology in the classroom can have minimal effect on the conventional educational results connected to it. For instance, if a student is going to be tested on their knowledge of a specific topic covered in a single textbook, then allowing them access to the internet in the classroom will likely prove to be an unwanted distraction. Instead, relying just on the text can be adequate. Everyone is intent on writing down as many answers as they can, whether they are doing so by copying from others, looking for answers on their phones covertly in the classroom, looking for answers during the bathroom breaks they take, or by their efforts. As a result, holding tests in exam halls becomes a less viable choice.

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The impact of this year’s exams

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The Covid-19 pandemic had unprecedented socio-economic implications. The education industry is no exception. Recent years have seen significant changes in both the content of education and the methods used to deliver it. Alterations are also being made to the educational norms and curricula in use today. Moreover, online exams have become a new norm in the industry.

Owing to the benefits, the educational system is embracing digitisation and making the transition from traditional classrooms to online learning environments.

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On-screen assessments – are they the future?

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A major on-screen assessments trial has recently been announced by AQA. Does this signify the realisation of the potential of online examinations and why is this?

Online learning and assessments have become increasingly popular since the pandemic and it has encouraged institutions to look at alternative ways of assessing learners.

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Top 5 Tips For Invigilating Exams

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As exam season is fast approaching and students are preparing themselves, it’s also important that staff make the necessary preparations so they can invigilate properly. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Could next year’s GCSE exams be delayed?

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The Government is considering delaying the 2021 GCSE exams in England due to concerns of lost learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department for Education is in discussions with Ofqual about moving exams back to give pupils more time to study for their GCSEs and A-levels.

Education experts have reported that the pandemic could set some students back as far as 12 months in their education, prompting pressure on schools to help get students caught up.

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Benefits of invigilating

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Invigilating personnel are a critical asset to exams to ensure the credibility of the assessment.

An invigilator conducts the examination process to ensure it is fair and so that cheat cannot take place.

What are the benefits of invigilating? This blog post explains.

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Coronavirus in schools: will summer exams go ahead?

Reading time: 3 minutes

The coronavirus in schools has already forced 17 temporary closures in the UK. Across Italy, Japan and China, all schools are closed until further notice. Yesterday, Spain announced that schools in Madrid will close for two weeks.

You can follow updates on how coronavirus is affecting schools on our live blog here.

Though schools are remaining open in the UK in the short-term, there has been rumours of nation closures likely should the Government move to a delay stage of tackling the outbreak. But what could the crisis mean for the summer exam period? This blog post explains.

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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.

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Online exams v traditional hall exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

The epidemic that has spread over the world has affected every industry. Transitioning to remote work may have been easier for multinational corporations and other professions. Still, it has been much more difficult for educational establishments all over the globe. There is an undeniable need for the present education system to be completely reimagined. Here is where connected classrooms that use online examinations have played a significant role.

Why exam halls are outdated

It is not difficult to comprehend why innovative technology in the classroom can have minimal effect on the conventional educational results connected to it. For instance, if a student is going to be tested on their knowledge of a specific topic covered in a single textbook, then allowing them access to the internet in the classroom will likely prove to be an unwanted distraction. Instead, relying just on the text can be adequate. Everyone is intent on writing down as many answers as they can, whether they are doing so by copying from others, looking for answers on their phones covertly in the classroom, looking for answers during the bathroom breaks they take, or by their efforts. As a result, holding tests in exam halls becomes a less viable choice.

Read More

The impact of this year’s exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

The Covid-19 pandemic had unprecedented socio-economic implications. The education industry is no exception. Recent years have seen significant changes in both the content of education and the methods used to deliver it. Alterations are also being made to the educational norms and curricula in use today. Moreover, online exams have become a new norm in the industry.

Owing to the benefits, the educational system is embracing digitisation and making the transition from traditional classrooms to online learning environments.

Read More

On-screen assessments – are they the future?

Reading time: 3 minutes

A major on-screen assessments trial has recently been announced by AQA. Does this signify the realisation of the potential of online examinations and why is this?

Online learning and assessments have become increasingly popular since the pandemic and it has encouraged institutions to look at alternative ways of assessing learners.

Read More

Top 5 Tips For Invigilating Exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

As exam season is fast approaching and students are preparing themselves, it’s also important that staff make the necessary preparations so they can invigilate properly. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best tips to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Read More

Could next year’s GCSE exams be delayed?

Reading time: 2 minutes

The Government is considering delaying the 2021 GCSE exams in England due to concerns of lost learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department for Education is in discussions with Ofqual about moving exams back to give pupils more time to study for their GCSEs and A-levels.

Education experts have reported that the pandemic could set some students back as far as 12 months in their education, prompting pressure on schools to help get students caught up.

Read More

Benefits of invigilating

Reading time: < 1 minute

Invigilating personnel are a critical asset to exams to ensure the credibility of the assessment.

An invigilator conducts the examination process to ensure it is fair and so that cheat cannot take place.

What are the benefits of invigilating? This blog post explains.

Read More

Coronavirus in schools: will summer exams go ahead?

Reading time: 3 minutes

The coronavirus in schools has already forced 17 temporary closures in the UK. Across Italy, Japan and China, all schools are closed until further notice. Yesterday, Spain announced that schools in Madrid will close for two weeks.

You can follow updates on how coronavirus is affecting schools on our live blog here.

Though schools are remaining open in the UK in the short-term, there has been rumours of nation closures likely should the Government move to a delay stage of tackling the outbreak. But what could the crisis mean for the summer exam period? 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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