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MU to train teachers for online assessment a week after exams

MU officials to upload training videos on YouTube for teachers and students regarding online assessment

MU to train teachers for online assessment a week after exams

Mumbai University has decided to not repeat their grave mistake of messing up their online assessment. While updating the on-screen marking (OSM) system, which is used to assess answer sheets of the semester exams, will also train teachers by uploading videos for both teachers and students.

Acting director, examination, and evaluation, MU Arjun Ghatule told Hindustan Times,

A master plan for the entire examination season and special training for the staff for the online assessment process is part of our preparation. We want to ensure that the process is smooth sailing.”

Ghatule added that this semester, a total of 481 exams will be conducted by the university. Along with this, a day-long workshop for teachers, principals and assessment centre officials were held in Mumbai on November 14.

However, principals are not happy with the varsity’s move who planned to conduct training after the exams start.

One of the suburban college principals told Hindustan Times,

Exams begin on November 8, but training won’t take place until next week. What's the use of this training then? According to the promises made by the university, assessment of papers will begin within three days of the first examination. This means that the teachers will yet again report at assessment centres absolutely clueless.”

MU officials will also upload two separate videos of training on YouTube for students and teachers which will be shared through their colleges.

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