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Title:A story of a journey in implementing an e-assessment system at a South African university
Authors:Singh, U.G.
Wassermann, J.M.
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:information technology
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2016.1202549
Abstract:Following the challenges faced in the selection and implementation of e-assessment tools for student assessment, the authors undertook a journey of implementing an e-assessment system within the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa. This article describes the path traversed and highlights the potholes and expressways on this road towards e-assessment implementation. Thus, the aim of this article is to present the process of implementing an e-assessment system. The findings indicate both student and academic acceptance of this form of e-assessment, with students showing particular excitement in this novel assessment mode. The journey serves to highlight the importance of determination, resilience and perseverance in applying a new form of technology within an academic context. Furthermore, support of senior management is essential to its success. The article shows that the successful implementation of e-assessment at a university is possible but reliant on motivated academics and institutional support. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]