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Exam security is a key priority for awarding organisations, with continuous work undertaken to clamp down on opportunities for cheating, malpractice, bias or grade interference during the assessment process. However, the administration of exam papers and completed scripts presents a number of vulnerabilities.
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I understand". This ancient Chinese proverb remains the truest principle of the process of learning. While we see this doctrine in practice across many areas of the education system, there is one huge element where it is often notably missing: assessment.
Considering making the change from paper-based marking to digital can seem like a daunting prospect. Overhauling the way your organisation marks exams requires change to your processes, examiner recruitment and training and exam sessions but change that brings benefits. So is it worth the disruption to implement e-marking and what could it mean for you and your organisation?
The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass disruption, with schools and universities shutting their doors worldwide. We do not know how long this will last, but we do know that education cannot simply stop. Over the recent weeks and months, educational institutions around the world have been turning to remote teaching and learning.
We are at a critical point in the development of education – the current education system faces the challenge of keeping up with the development of technology and preparing students for jobs of the future that may not even exist yet. Take a look into the future.
Many awarding organisations and ministries of education are grappling with how to transition from paper-based marking to e-marking. Even though e-marking is used to mark the majority of school leaver exams in the UK and its use is increasing around the world, there are still lots of misconceptions around it. In this article we have dispelled the most common myths surrounding e-marking.
As a society, we have already embarked on what is known as the 'fourth industrial revolution'. Few industries remain untouched by the advent of new technologies, yet the pace of change has varied considerably within each. Where does assessment sit within this, and what can we learn from those ahead of us?
New technologies are shaping and reshaping our habits and working practices very rapidly. In a world of touch screen devices, instantaneous digital communication and agile working, examiners expect emarking systems to offer them the flexibility of touch gestures and the option to choose their working hours and location.