Amity University is a private university in Noida, Uttar Pradesh that has adopted technology for successfully conducting their examinations remotely and securely during the current COVID 19 situation.
Case Study - Amity University
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The Challenge: To conduct secure online assessments remotely for open book exams
In the current COVID 19 affected world, social distancing has become the norm. The traditional education environment, which requires students to go to their institute and sit together in close proximity to attend classes and take examinations poses too high a risk factor of contamination and virus propagation. However, even amid the current pandemic, education and assessments cannot come to standstill. Thus, it has become essential for the institute to deliver learning and conduct examination remotely, wherever the students and faculty may be. The client wanted to turn to alternative forms of examinations such as online exams and open book exams to conduct examinations remotely. This comes with its own set of challenges which need to be addressed with technology to ensure a smooth, secure, and hassle-free experience for all.
The Solution: IntelliEXAMS – Online Assessment Platform, BYOD-enabled Question Paper Delivery System, On-screen Marking, Results Processing and Publishing
The client successfully conducted their open book examinations with the innovative use of technology. Question papers were digitally delivered to their students precisely on the exam time of their examinations. The students, who were allowed to use books openly, wrote their responses to the questions on answer scripts. At the end time of the examinations, the students scanned their answer scripts using mobile app and created pdf version of their scripts which were then submitted within the allocated time. These digitized answer scripts were then pushed to the cloud for evaluations.
The digitized answer scripts were evaluated remotely via IntelliEXAMS’s OSM (On-Screen Marking) application. The OSM application allowed the faculty to digitally evaluate the answer scripts directly from the cloud wherever they were and in the platform of their choice (Windows, Android, and iOS). OSM was designed to simulate and bring all the comforts of the traditional manual evaluation, allowing the faculty to mark the answer script with annotations as well as assign marks and feedback to each answer. The application automatically tabulated the marks, performed the necessary validations and marking rules and made the results and the annotated answer scripts digitally available immediately after evaluation.
The solution has enabled the client to conduct and manage examinations remotely and has resulted in the following benefits:
- Students were able to take examinations from the comfort of their home
- The faculty evaluated the answer scripts remotely using On-screen Marking
- Status of evaluated answer scripts, unevaluated answer scripts were monitored live
- Onscreen marking and results declaration process was completed in a noticeably short duration of time
- Students got access to evaluated answer scripts, making the process more transparent
With this implementation, examinations were conducted digitally, securely, remotely, and efficiently, allowing for the continuation of academic and assessment activities in current Covid19 affected world.