Students, today, are well acquainted with and expect to use digital tools to type essays, conduct research, and complete coursework as part of their everyday studies. Over time, students will view digital assessment in the same way. The student experience, and use of digital tools in the classroom, should naturally prepare students and help them to progress into their professional life.
The Victoria University of Wellington did an extensive global search for a digital examination software solution. Following an internal audit, risk, and security process, they identified Inspera Assessment as offering a tool that was comprehensive, rich in functionality, visually intuitive, and would deliver a quality solution for the University.
Digital assessments provide a number of opportunities. The University found in their first pilot that there were significant time savings for academic and administrative staff. The University found that typing rather than handwriting removed the ever-present challenge of illegible handwriting, and therefore made the marking and feedback process quicker and easier.