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Education in COVID-19: Overcoming the Challenges in Online Examination System

Praveen Kumar*

Department of Sociology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author:
Praveen Kumar
Department of Sociology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Received: 31-May-2023, Manuscript No. JES-23-100358; Editor assigned: 02-Jun-2023, PreQC No. JES-23-100358 (PQ); Reviewed: 16-Jun-2023, QC No. JES-23-100358; Revised: 23-Jun-2023, Manuscript No. JES-23-100358(R); Published: 30-Jun-2023, DOI: 10.4172/JES.9.2.007.

Citation: Kumar P. Education during COVID-19: Overcoming the Challenges in Online Examination System. RRJ Educ Stud. 2023;9:007.

Copyright: © 2023 Kumar P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, including education. With the shift to online learning, online exams have become the norm for many students. While online exams offer many benefits, they also come with their own set of challenges. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of online exams and provide tips for navigating this new normal.

Requires access to technology. There is no equity in the conditions to take the exam. Technical problems or connection errors may occur. The context of the examinee may be incompatible with taking the exam.

Pros of online exams

Flexibility: Online exams offer greater flexibility, as students can take exams at any time and from any location. This is particularly beneficial for students who have other commitments, such as work or family responsibilities.

Accessibility: Online exams are more accessible for students with disabilities or who require accommodations. For example, students with visual impairments can use screen-readers, and students with hearing impairments can use closed captioning. Online exams can be designed to reduce cheating, using tools such as plagiarism detection software and randomized question pools. This helps to ensure that students are assessed fairly and accurately.

Cons of online exams

Technical issues: Online exams can be plagued by technical issues, such as slow internet connections, computer crashes, and glitches in the exam software. These issues can cause stress and anxiety for students and may impact their performance.

Lack of security: Online exams are typically less secure than in-person exams, as it is more difficult to monitor students. This makes it easier for students to cheat, either by collaborating with others or by using unauthorized resources.

Limited interaction: Online exams lack the face-to-face interaction that is present in traditional exams. This can make it more difficult for students to ask questions and seek clarification, which may impact their understanding of the material.

Tips for navigating online exams

Prepare in advance: Make sure to familiarize with the exam software and any technical requirements well in advance of the exam. This will help to minimize stress and ensure that we are able to focus on the exam questions.

Create a study schedule: Develop a study schedule that works for taking into account your other commitments. This will help to ensure that have enough time to prepare for the exam and feel confident in knowledge.

Minimize distractions: Find a quiet, distraction-free environment for taking the exam. This will help to stay focused and minimize the risk of technical issues.

Taking breaks: Take regular breaks during the exam to rest the eyes and reduce stress. This will help to stay focused and alert throughout the exam.

In conclusion, online exams offer many benefits, including greater flexibility and accessibility. However, they also come with their own set of challenges, such as technical issues and lack of security. By preparing in advance, creating a study schedule, minimizing distractions, and taking breaks, students can navigate online exams successfully. With the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that online exams will continue to be a part of the educational landscape for the foreseeable future.