India's first-ever comprehensive research report to understand the future of examinations the EDGE-ValueNotes report, `Examinations and the Role of Technology: Emerging Directions', was released at the EDGE 2010 conference by Dr. Arun Nigavekar, Former Chairman UGC and Dr. William G Harris, CEO of Association of Test Publishers (ATP), USA. This report, the first of its kind in India, endeavors to look at the issues with traditional paper-pencil examinations and the potential benefits of leveraging technology to deliver such exams. The report provides insights into the awareness, perception, readiness and experience of key stakeholders in Indian higher education with respect to technology solutions to assessment, primarily online examinations. The study was based on an exhaustive, countrywide survey of more than 75 key decision makers including vice chancellors, exam controllers, university registrars, academic experts, etc.
'It was heartening to note that decision makers are not only aware of the benefits of using technology for assessments, but they have also indicated positive intent with regards to implementation of online assessment,' says Dr Arun Nigavekar, Former Chairman, UGC and member MeritTrac Education Advisory Panel. The study also includes a student perception survey