Using Proctoring Online Examination System for Building Resilient Assessment Administration: The National Open University of Nigeria Students’ Readiness

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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // The mode of assessment administration is fast changing for students of higher institutions all over the world. The current occurrences of COVID-19 pandemic which forbids clustering of people in one place and also observing the protocol of social distancing negates the traditional administration of examination where all students are seated to in the examination . There is therefore the need to build a formidable strategies through which assessment are conducted to students in technology-driven era using online proctoring system. Learners need to be ready to take the advantage of proctoring systems to maximize the flexibilities it affords to build resilient assessment administration. A cross-sectional survey was carried out on five hundred and twenty six (526) National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) students from six geopolitical zones in Nigeria and across four faculties and one academic Centre of Excellence. Five research questions were answered. An online survey questionnaire which was validated by experts and with a reliability coefficient of 0.86 using Cronbach Alpha was used to collect data for the study. Descriptive, t-test and analysis of variance. Scheffe post hoc was used to ascertain the direction of significance between paired variable categories. It was discovered that NOUN students agreed that proctoring examination system was a means of building resilient assessment administration in institutions of higher learning. Male NOUN students considered using proctoring online examination system as a means of building resilient assessment administration better than the female students. Also, students that are highly ready for proctoring online examination system had the highest opinion that the system could help to build resilience in assessment administration. Relevant recommendations were made for using proctoring examination system to build resilience. // Paper ID 9382

Resilience,Assessment,Online Learning,Educational Resilience,Gender