Advantage and disadvantage of ONLINE EXAMINATION in academics
 Jan 01, 2016

Advantage and disadvantage of ONLINE EXAMINATION in academics

Manual Exam is sort of an assessment that is intended to measure an individuals knowledge, skill and aptitude of a certain student or individual. This is also commonly known to test takers as “Written Tests” and is a manual exam developer’s choice of which style or format to use in creating and developing a written administered on a sheet of paper. A test taker who takes a written test could respond to such specific test items by writing it down manually within a given space of an examination paper or any separate sheet of documenttest is usually given that there is no such standard of testing. Be that as it may, certain exam style format have become widely used than others.

Online Examination
Online examination is an assesment that use network connection or internet in its process. Individuals and students must sign in on an assessment program or web link by entering their username and password. Then they choose the course that will be tested and the student start answering the questions that is shown on the screen. After they have finished the examination, the student taking the exam must click on a certain button that would require finishing the examination process. Even though this seems easy, online examination has its advantages and disadvantages as well.

The students who agree that online examination is good has many advantages. Online examination can make the student’s life easier because they don’t need any paper and pen to do the examination. Furthermore, online examination can be effective and efficient. The students don’t waste much time to answer the questions because they only click on the best answer that is provided. One other advantage of online examination is that we can know our scores just after the exam. Sometimes, instructors can be very busy on a given day and do not have any time to check the exams. Online examination can solve this problem. The instructor does not need to check all of the exams. Online examination can do...

Other Advantage
Can be easily accessed 24/7 over the open test period
Can be timed to allow Y minutes to answer X number of questions
Immediate test feedback when a test is submitted
Can take advantage of special media; video, audio, or pictures
Can contain a combination of True/False, multiple choice, and in some cases essay questions

Other Disadvantages:
Highly dependent on honor system; hard to catch cheating. A group of students can take turns
taking test first to share answers with others in the group raising their overall grade.
Hard or difficult to ask questions or contest answers
Can be slow responding due to connection speed (i.e., dial-up would limit the use of graphics or media files)