Rapid induction of technology in education


Online exams and e-assessment are rapidly growing popular in the education system of the country according to a recent research by ValueNotes. Various instances of successful attempts to employ technology in the education sector have come in the recent past. After conducting the Gujarat common entrance test online in 2009 September, The Gujarat Technological University received the India Digital Learning Award of the year. The Delhi university and The University of Pune have also successfully conducted online exams this year. E-Learning has become an important feature of the government's plans to increase access to education. Education sector has off late occupied the centrestage in terms of change in policy, structure, entry of private players and foreign universities expressing interest in entering the Indian market.

Very little efforts so far have been made in the direction of making the education system student friendly. The traditional system of conducting exams is an extremely lengthy process which starts with preparing question papers, printing, sending the question paper to various centres- evaluating and eventually declaring results in which the process continues for months. Other problems encountered include lack of transparency, repeated costs of printing, lengthy re-evaluation process, security issues and inefficiency in the management of time.

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