BPP University, London, hosts free conference on digital exams

Join the free conference on 6 December, focusing on the challenges and benefits of digital transformation in assessment practice

Higher education institutions must aspire to bridge the gap between “digital” at work and on campus. Authentic assessments are an important step in that direction. On 6 December 2019, BPP University in London invites fellow institutions to a conference on the challenges and benefits of digital transformation in assessment practice.    

We strongly feel it is important to replicate real life as far as possible in our students’ assessments
– Ishan Kolhatkar, director of group educational technologies at BPP

The question is whether institutions should fight the digital evolution or offer an assessment experience which mirrors students’ everyday life. Digital exams are one way of preparing for a professional life that will inevitably be digital. 

“An exam format that far better replicates what our students are going to be doing in real life is obviously valuable. At BPP, we strongly feel it is important to replicate real life as far as possible in our students’ assessments,” says Ishan Kolhatkar, director of group educational technologies at BPP Professional Education.  

Conference with a focus on students

The student experience is one of the key topics at the conference ‘Examining Excellence: E-assessment in Law, Business and Technology’. The event is to be held at BPP University Waterloo Campus in central London, and it brings together academics and education leaders from the UK and overseas. 

“The student experience on the online platform Inspera Assessment has been overwhelmingly positive. Students are really happy whether they’re comparing it to a previous assessment system or simply to pen and paper. To them, it’s a leap forward that makes sense,” says Ishan Kolhatkar. 

The future of exams is digital

Leading universities across the world experience strong support and demand for digital exam initiatives from student bodies. By providing a fulfilling learning and assessment environment, the universities will achieve higher student engagement. 

We’re going to see a fairly rapid adoption by universities, as they realise the virtue of using assessment software
– Ishan Kolhatkar, director of group educational technologies at BPP

“My perspective is that we’re going to see a fairly rapid adoption by universities, as they realise the virtue of using assessment software. We’re going to see students clamouring for institutions to offer e-assessments,” Ishan Kolhatkar predicts.

At the conference, ‘Examining Excellence: E-assessment in Law, Business and Technology’, participants will have the opportunity to get involved in the discourse on online examinations. Participation is free and registration is open until Friday 29 November. 

Contact and further information

Please contact Ishan Kolhatkar for further information about the conference.
Email:
ishankolhatkar@bpp.com
Phone: (0) 3300 603 100
Program and registration:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/examining-excellence-e-assessment-in-law-business-technology-tickets-76688400069

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