IGNOU plans for exams on mobile

IGNOU in a move to keep pace with technology is planning to start an experimental multiple-choice exam in 2010, where students will be given a set time for answering a question before moving on to the next.

If the project goes through, India would become one of the first countries after South Korea to use the mobile phones for education. Ignou is hosting a conference from November 4 to develop strategies on the use of mobiles in education delivery. IGNOU has recognised mobiles as an interactive and one can find mobile users in the most remote areas of the country. We are speaking to different players in the telecom spectrum to create technology and mobile-friendly content for education.

Our first aim is to use mobile technologies in dissemination of information and delivery of content to our students and the next stage is to introduce mobile examinations as an experiment.