Title: Student Perceptions of the Implementation of an Indigenous e-Assessment System at a South African University

Year of Publication: Jun - 2015
Page Numbers: 53-62
Authors: Upasana Singh
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2015)
- Mauritius


Identifying a gap in the literature, with respect to student perceptions, on the implementation of e-assessment, as an alternate assessment method, the researcher investigated the students' views, on the implementation of an indigenous e-assessment system, within the discipline of Information Systems and Technology, at the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal. This article focuses specifically on the student perceptions of this form of assessment. The findings clearly indicate student acceptance of this form of assessment, as well as enthusiasm for e-assessment to be made more prominent in other modules they take. This highlights the importance of experimenting with and applying new forms of technology within an academic context, to make the entire learning process more exciting, for both the student, and the academic. Ultimately, this study shows that the implementation of e-assessment was widely accepted by these students, as a novel approach to assessment.