I actually think that using computers to administer tests in schools could be a great idea. At the very least, it seems that computerized testing could mean far less marking for teachers, and more immediate feedback for students, so it seems like both parties should benefit.Teacher and student use computer

But as Sarah Garland points out in The Hechinger Report below, there are many potential pitfalls of online testing. Many have accused online learning of offering a sterile and less collaborative learning environment, but in my experience with online courses, I have found it to be just the opposite.

Anyway, for some late Friday afternoon reading, check out Sarah Garland’s interesting article below

Online Testing For Students Holds Promise, Perils.