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Design and Analysis of an Electronic Platform for Examinations

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104919, PP. 1-10

Subject Areas: Network Modeling and Simulation

Keywords: CBA, CBT, Algorithm, SQL, Dreamweaver

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An alternative approach for conducting tests of multi-choice format, is the e-Examination Platform or simply a Computer based Test (CBT). The CBT is necessary considering the large population of students enrolled in Nigerian Secondary and Higher Institutions of learning. Furthermore, the student size and the unique nature of some departmental courses hinder its total implemen-tation. This paper investigates the challenges attributed to the manual processes of conducting the said tests and examinations. The paper also examines the potential for using student feedback in the validation of assessments, by attempting to minimize the difficulties associated with it. The process was further modified to run in parallel, making it faster, and helped to minimize human errors, improve the accuracy of the CBT and produce quality and transparency in the process. A survey of 230 students from various schools was taken to test and sample their opinions, by filling a carefully worded questionnaire. The data collected was then collated and analyzed. The analysis showed that more than 95% of the students surveyed were already competent in the use of computers and the CBT platform. Also, more than 90% of them found the platform easy to navigate and use. Lastly, about 98% of them said that the platform was a much better alternative to the manual process of conducting the same tests and examinations.

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Godwin, D. P. , Bala, M. and Habib, A. (2018). Design and Analysis of an Electronic Platform for Examinations. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4919. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104919.

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