When you have so many individuals and entities making use of the same system, the question is whether to centralise or not to centralise the communication that is done through it.
This is a dilemma that is also affecting educational institutions such as the University of Malta as they shift to online methods of assessment and examinations.
Centralising the communication about examination papers, and having it all go through a single source, such as WISEflow, does not in any way comprise the examiners' autonomy on such a process.
The following testimonial by Dr Vincent Marmara, statistician and lecturer at the Department of Management within the Faculty of Economics, Management & Accountancy, proves just how lecturers retain their assessment skills and their responsibility for evaluating such assessments.
When did you start making use of WISEflow?
Due to the pandemic, most of us had to explore all possible tools to ensure our efficiency in delivering the best knowledge to our students.
WISEflow was one of those tools that our IT services offered to all academics.
I started using WISEflow to set my exams, and the process from last year to this one was very smooth and organised.
Were administrative staff able to assist you with any queries?
With it being a new system, some minor issues were bound to arise. However, the administrative staff at our faculty were well-trained to assist us in any difficulties encountered.
Their support encouraged our participation in using WISEflow.
What is the best feature of WISEflow, in your opinion?
All people involved in the process of setting, managing, approving and reviewing the exam papers were all in communication through this one source. Thus it made it easier for everyone to follow the pathway of the exam paper.
Are you going to keep using WISEflow?
Yes, and I would like to conclude by thanking and congratulate HRMD, IT Services, and the Office of the Registrar for their continuous support and their professionalism to adapt quickly to this new reality.
This is part of a series of testimonials on the use of WISEflow. This campaign is a collaborative effort by the Marketing, Communications & Alumni Office, the Office for Human Resources Management & Development, the Office of the Registrar and IT Services.
For a list of available resources and upcoming training sessions on WISEflow, please visit this dedicated webpage.