Online Examination: Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Saves paper.
  • Saves time.
  • Saves Money.
  • More Secure.

Disadvantages

  • You have to keep in mind that your students will take the exam on their own device in their own time with nobody to Check up on them, so you have to alter your questions to provide for this situation. You have to ask questions which are not easily to be retrieved from books or the internet. Or you can add timer to each question so their is no time to search for the answer.
  • Open text questions are possible, but they don’t auto-grade, so you have to check them yourself.
  • An online exam system is a little bit more susceptible for fraud. So you have to keep that in mind if you setup your exam. Do you want to share the results immediately after the result? In that case you can setup a question bank to solve the issue of fraud. Handing out all questions & Answers of a question bank to students is ok. Because they have to learn all the questions & answers by heart. And when they’re done they master the material. Read more about proctored exams.

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