Calls to scrap pen and paper exams by 2025

In a new report, The future of assessment: five principles, five targets for 2025, Jisc today calls for an overhaul of exams in further and higher education, saying that assessment needs to be smarter, faster and more accessible.

The report highlights the good practice already taking place in many colleges across the UK. Bolton College, for example, is extending its automatic marking to include natural language processing, while Preston’s College is using immersive technology and has introduced a 360-degree camera in the dance studio. Meanwhile, Newcastle University is moving towards digital exams.