If you are looking to implement Online Examination platform for your institute then it is essential to understand new platform implications in terms of process change, automation, security aspect during online examination process.
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1. Defining the Process:
While traditional examination has defined process, it is important to understand process changes related to online examination. Technology infrastructure is needed compared to traditional classrooms so that each student can have single computer for the exam. Apart from infrastructure there should be power backup to manage smooth processing of the examination. Infrastructure setup is one time activity and it would provide huge cost saving for subsequent online examinations to be conducted.
2. Technology Security:
Online Examination platform should be secure and it should have proper mechanism to store results and responses of each student along with timer management. Platforms like Eklavvya provide secure way to manage all such information. Platform should be secure to handle scalability when hundreds of students simultaneously appearing for the exam.
3. Prevention of Copying:
Online examination is generally included objective questions and each student get random sequence of questions. So it prevents copying of the answers by the students. There is timer for each student so exam gets finished as soon as timer show no time remaining. Since question sequence for each student is different and pattern of exam is same, such exam can be conducted over the period of time instead of having thousands of students simultaneously appearing for the exam.
4. Automation of Authentication:
Online Assessment solution like Just Exam provides automated authentication with Web Camera photo capture. It can capture image of the student sitting in front of computer during random times.
5. Cost Saving :
While analyzing overall cost saving institute can look at the long term and short term aspect. Platform like Just Exam is available with cloud hosting pay as you go model so investment related to software is zero. However if your institute does not have IT infrastructure then there will be initial investment related to purchase of computers, networking devices etc.