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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

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.

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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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How to optimise security with online exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

It is encouraging to see that online examinations are quickly gaining popularity. They save money, time, and resources while being convenient for everyone involved. In other words, they are a win-win.

While online assessments may not replace traditional exams, they can supplement the efforts that educational institutions and other organisations put into online evaluation. However, even though taking tests online offers some advantages, administrators still face some obstacles they must consider.

The use of technology to carry out examinations can make the process simpler. Still, it also introduces new security risks for the individuals responsible for their administration or monitoring. This is especially true for hackers looking to compromise sensitive data, which could result in identity theft.

Read More

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.

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.

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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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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

How to optimise security with online exams

Reading time: 3 minutes

It is encouraging to see that online examinations are quickly gaining popularity. They save money, time, and resources while being convenient for everyone involved. In other words, they are a win-win.

While online assessments may not replace traditional exams, they can supplement the efforts that educational institutions and other organisations put into online evaluation. However, even though taking tests online offers some advantages, administrators still face some obstacles they must consider.

The use of technology to carry out examinations can make the process simpler. Still, it also introduces new security risks for the individuals responsible for their administration or monitoring. This is especially true for hackers looking to compromise sensitive data, which could result in identity theft.

Read More

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.

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
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