Calls to scrap pen and paper exams by 2025

According to TES, the education sector should stop “clinging to pen and paper” when it comes to assessment and allow technology to provide radical innovation, the not-for-profit education technology company Jisc has urged.  

In a new report, The future of assessment: five principles, five targets for 2025, Jisc today calls for an overhaul of exams in further and higher education, saying that assessment needs to be smarter, faster and more accessible.

The report highlights the good practice already taking place in many colleges across the UK. Bolton College, for example, is extending its automatic marking to include natural language processing, while Preston’s College is using immersive technology and has introduced a 360-degree camera in the dance studio. Meanwhile, Newcastle University is moving towards digital exams.

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  1. Anonymous

    They may be theoretically not-for-profit but they still need to justify their existence. And if they can eliminate pen and paper rivals, who knows how they might abuse their monopoly in future?

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