Since 2015, we have cooperated with Brunel University London to implement a BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) option for their uni exams. Now, the practice is beginning to spread to the rest of the sector. This article from Brunel University’s Alice La Rooy (Head of Digital Education), Dr Simon Kent (Director of Learning & Teaching for Computer Science) and Professor Mariann Rand-Weaver (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)) identifies some of the benefits different stakeholders in the exam process has reaped so far.

Among these benefits are:

 

“The procedure is easy and secure.”

“For our invigilators, gone are the days of counting papers before students can leave the exam hall.”

“Markers also have no delay in receiving the exam papers and no longer have to coordinate with colleagues to meet up and swap scripts for marking and/or moderation.”

“It is also clear that BYOD exams are more scalable, more flexible and less costly than solutions where fixed-point PCs are provided to all exam-takers.”

 

This infographic from Brunel University shows the progress of their three year BYOD exam project:

Infographic of Brunel University's BYOD experience

Infographic of Brunel University’s BYOD experience

 

For more information, check our blog post on WISEflow and its support for BYOD exams.