Students and Self-Certification of Online Tests

March 26, 2020


Students to be Asked to Self Certify in Online Tests to Replace Exams (RTE [Ireland], March 25, 2020) “Face-to-face end of year exams have been cancelled at the country's third level colleges in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Students will be asked to self-certify that they are complying with the rules in online assessments and tests that will in many instances replace the exams. The Technological Higher Education Association said its members were working to ensure that students will not be delayed or disadvantaged by the new measures, and that academic integrity and standards will be maintained. Third level institutions are attempting to put measures in place to ensure fairness and quality assurance.”

Academia and Experts Deliberate on 'Quality Evaluation Process' (India Education Diary, March 19, 2020) “Mr. Amarjeet Singh Oberoi, Founder President, MBA Rendezvous, set the context of the symposium and welcomed panelists from academia and corporate for a session on technical aspects of Ranking and Accreditation. Stressing upon quality which has to be implemented both in pedagogy and curriculum, 'It is imperative for the institutes to be more quality driven and faculty driven towards making the curriculum ready for industry 4.0.,' he said.”

Essay Mills Are 'Public Safety Issue,' University Watchdog Warns (The Telegraph, March 14, 2020) “Essay mills have become a 'public safety' issue, a higher education watchdog has said as it warns that the practice is now spreading to school children. The number of undergraduate students paying companies to write essays and coursework for them has increased 'dramatically' in recent years and now includes sixth-formers, according to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), which monitors standards in universities.”

Sweden Seeks to Become a Full Member of ENQA Once Again (University World News, March 7, 2020) “The Swedish Higher Education Authority has applied to become a full member of the European Association of Quality Assurance in Higher Education or ENQA. It has been an affiliate member since 2014, having previously been a full member for 12 years.”