Online UK exams inevitable BUT be careful!

Here’s my take on the following news story from BBC education…

Exams all online within a decade

Traditional exams will die out within a decade in favour of online assessment, predicts a private schools leader
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news/education-24174535 >

We will need to be careful with this as some subjects lend themselves to computer-based exams much better than others. Software will have to be carefully written. Do we spell and grammar check? Will it be done on special devices to prevent users accessing the internet or other in-built tools?

This is the inevitable future and we should embrace it; but we need to do it carefully and gradually. I do hope future generations don’t lose the ability to write. I find it hard to get used to it myself these days and I was born in 1970!
I suppose the one great advantage is that everybody’s ‘handwriting’ will be legible!!

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One thought on “Online UK exams inevitable BUT be careful!

  1. I can sense that there’s a lot of work and security measures needed for this one. To avoid what just happened in a school in US wherein students were given gadgets for their studies but found out students hacking its security. Just by deleting their profiles they can freely surf anywhere in the net instead of studying.

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