Online exams

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

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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.

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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.

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Why marking online exams is easier

Reading time: 3 minutes

It’s natural to feel anxious when contemplating significant life changes like switching from a paper-based to a digital marking system. Changing how your organization grades tests will require you to adjust your procedures, examiner recruitment and training, and testing sessions; nonetheless, these adjustments will be worthwhile.

Online quizzes depend entirely on conceptual comprehension, making them a beneficial assessment method. In the last four months, there has been a significant increase in e-learning, which has resulted in students and instructors entering a new world of virtual lectures, tutorials, and evaluations. This has had a significant impact on education. In terms of technology and availability, e-learning presents a challenge not just to students but also to their instructors.

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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.

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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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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

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.

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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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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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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

Why marking online exams is easier

Reading time: 3 minutes

It’s natural to feel anxious when contemplating significant life changes like switching from a paper-based to a digital marking system. Changing how your organization grades tests will require you to adjust your procedures, examiner recruitment and training, and testing sessions; nonetheless, these adjustments will be worthwhile.

Online quizzes depend entirely on conceptual comprehension, making them a beneficial assessment method. In the last four months, there has been a significant increase in e-learning, which has resulted in students and instructors entering a new world of virtual lectures, tutorials, and evaluations. This has had a significant impact on education. In terms of technology and availability, e-learning presents a challenge not just to students but also to their instructors.

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

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

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

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
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