Many universities were starting to think about digital assessment from a sustainability point of view, but now, in light of COVID-19, the sector is having to move to digital assessment in order to help students take exams.
Being able to submit a final copy of a dissertation through the DLE submission guidelines provides an easy process for students, and sees a significant reduction in printing costs. It also means that the document can be backed up online and there is less chance of losing work. A student will also receive a receipt notification via email to ensure the file has been correctly received.
The positive effects that DLEs are having across both the HE and FE sectors, has been made even more apparent in recent weeks, as we saw students leave their classrooms and flock to online learning platforms. The variety of different routes for accessibility and the amount of resources that can be accessed digitally are really helping to boost online learning right the way through from day one to dissertation deadline.
“DLEs are fast becoming the central hub for both students and academics where all the systems and processes a learner encounters in their academic life sit, seamlessly, rather than in one stand-alone platform.”
As technology continues to develop, and as coronavirus evolves, it will be interesting to observe how institutions maintain and enhance their digital learning environments and how this will help to boost the student experience in the uncertain months ahead.