DigiExam, the online exam and assessment platform for schools, has today launched its #TeacherTimeMachine campaign, designed to highlight the amount of time spent on manually creating and marking exam papers, and how much time that equates to in real terms.
The ‘Teacher Time Machine’ is a widget on the DigiExam homepage that enables teachers to enter three simple figures relating to the time they spend marking, in order to reveal how much time they could save by going digital.
“We wanted to put into black and white the real difference going digital with exams makes,” explains Sandra Kinnmark, Marketing Director at DigiExam. “It’s something we know to be true, but until you see the numbers it’s hard to believe. We say that digital exams are the natural next step in the ‘digital revolution’ of schools, but we want teachers to see for themselves, on an individual basis, the impact it could have on their working lives.
“Teachers’ time is precious, and we want teachers to be able to claim that time back – whether it means they don’t have piles and piles of marking on the weekends, or just so that they have more time doing what they do best: teaching. We think it’s time for examinations to move into the 21st century”, Sandra concludes.
The widget is a permanent addition to the DigiExam website. Teachers are invited to calculate the time they could save and share their results on Twitter, using the hashtag #TeacherTimeMachine @DigiExam.
DigiExam is a leading digital assessment provider, offering educators and schools a secure digital testing and exam software as a service (SaaS) solution that replaces traditional pen and paper testing. Designed to make life easier for teachers to prepare and grade exams, the platform helps students to take tests more efficiently and reduce paper wastage, potentially saving schools money. DigiExam is 100% reliable, cheat proof and collaborative and currently serves over 1,800 schools in 45 countries. Find out more here.