WES 2012 :: Study of electronic assessment of descriptive, multiple choice and oral type of examinations

WES Track: Higher Education Track

Title of Paper: Study of electronic assessment of descriptive, multiple choice and oral type of examinations
Author Name: Rizwan Shaikh
Email: rizwanfshaikh@yahoo.com
Organization: Poona Institute of Management Sciences and Entrepreneurship
Address: Poona College Campus, Higayatullah Road, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra. 411001, India

Abstract:

The present invention is related to the field of automation of assessment of descriptive, multiple choice and oral type of examinations. The automation is done by use of electronic notepad, audio, video recording equipment and information communication technology tools. Customized and secured computer program utility is integrated part of the invention. Most of the available traditional and past assessment methods are manual. Some are automated mainly for multiple choice questions. In some of the methods, digitization of answer papers is done manually by scanners. This method is requires a lot of man power and is very expensive and time consuming as well and hence not feasible for examination system. At present, use of electronic note pad for digitization of answer papers is not implemented by any agency. Also, single system is not available for all the three types of examinations viz. descriptive, multiple choice and oral examinations. Moreover, automated system is not available for re-evaluation and self paper verification which is mandatory under RTI act. The invention is for automation of assessment of descriptive, multiple choice and oral examinations. The system provides collecting and capturing digitized data by three different ways. Use of electronic note pad for descriptive type, computer program for multiple choice examinations and audio, video recording & storage facility for oral examinations. The system transfers digitized data securely and store on remote central computing facility over internet/intranet. Soft copy of answers papers will be randomly coded and send for evaluation to authorized examiners through a secured computer program over internet. Evaluated sheets along-with marks and examiner’s comments will be received by the system at central computing facility. Re-evaluation, physical verification, and declaration of results are also functionalities of the present method.

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