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City of Västerås

"Our students live a very technology based life, so why shouldn't we?"

Bitte Henriksson

 Bitte Henriksson

Head of Development, City of Västerås in Sweden

  • Why did you search for a digital examination tool?

At the same pace as our education system is becoming more digitized, we see that the need for digital exams is rapidly increasing, especially for the Swedish national exams. Students today demand a modern education system, therefore we don’t feel the need to work in an analogue way any longer.

  •   What was your first impression of DigiExam?

During our online meeting and demonstration we had with Carl Nardini, we could see that DigiExam would facilitate the process for our teachers. We were impressed by all the features and smart solutions in DigiExam. 

Students today demand a modern education system, therefore we don’t feel the need to work in an analogue way any longer

  •  What’s your best tip to someone in search of a digital examination system?

It is important to look at the students needs and what works for them, to take their opinion into account. I would also try to find out exactly how a digital tool would make the process of examinations easier for the teachers, what are their major issues and how to solve these. Another advice would be to invest in good support and easy implementation, this is something we experienced with DigiExam. After the workshop they held, they did a follow-up which also made it easier for our teachers.

  • How do you believe your organisation will work with technology in the future?

We have already come a long way with the implementation of technology, the next interesting area for us would be to develop a better way to measure and analyse education. We need good grounds that will give our teachers a better and critical understanding of how to improve education, planning and follow-up.

 

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