COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS BECOME THE CATALYST FOR EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION
Just as corporate businesses are transforming the way they operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so must higher educational institutions.
As colleges and universities pivot rapidly to classes online and teaching via video conferencing, this new way of learning may have a profound and lasting impact that reshapes the field of higher education.
This impact has been reinforced by Mercer’s recent Higher Education Spot Survey for COVID-19, which shows 91% of respondents stating that the increased use of virtual learning for students and faculty will be a long-term impact on educational institutions and their workforce.
Although many campuses across Asia and the world have moved online, many are still evidently grappling with the challenge of student assessment and examinations, which traditionally have been held in person to prevent cheating and to protect the integrity of high-stake examinations.
Mercer Philippines has launched a digital solution for online assessment and examinations to help institutes of higher learning maintain education continuity.
Leveraged by more than 150 institutions globally, Mercer | Mettl’s assessment technology provides a seamless, secure and scalable platform for conducting term and entrance examinations, summer internship assessments and certifications, among others.
Mercer | Mettl’s online examination platform comes pre-configured with online proctoring and ensures end-to-end exam management, from test creation to scheduling to grading. The platform can support over 26 different question formats, including specific requirements like equations, symbols, flow charts and diagrams for STEM and other such courses.