International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence
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International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence (2 papers in press)
Lecturers Perceptions on Usage and Security of Examination modes of Assessment used in Universities. A case study of Mbarara and Bishop Stuart Universities in Uganda by Deborah Natumanya, Evarist Nabaasa Abstract: Assessment is core to teaching institutions; students are subjected to formal assessments to determine the skills and knowledge acquired from a subject. Modes of assessment used include paper-based, electronic and oral, which are either used for continuous or final examinations. A quantitative study was carried out to understand the usage and security of these modes of assessment so as to determine that which is more secure and acceptable by lecturers. Results obtained from the study show that much as paper based is the commonly used mode of assessment, it still faces challenges which can be eliminated with electronic assessment once the free e-hand marking, ability to examine essay questions and e-submission of answer scripts components are incorporated in e-assessment. From the study, 93% of lecturers prefer e-examinations because of their advantages while 7% insist that paper based and oral examinations are easier to use due to technological hardships of e-examinations. Keywords: University Examinations; Modes of Examinations; E-Examinations; Usage and Security.
Emerging ICTs increasingly need policy convergence: an account of ICT policy convergence in India by BRAJESH MISHRA Abstract: The study presents an account of ICT policy convergence in India. It emphasizes the increasing importance of policy convergence in facilitating technology-led growth. The study aims to unravel how the ICT policy convergence has fared, especially in wake of the ICT convergence in India. While the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regulates telecom and a few aspects of the broadcasting sector, the IT sector largely remains unregulated. The ICT policy convergence has taken a back seat and continues to exist in India largely in a label form. The study adopts a qualitative case study and uses the policy process perspective as a conceptual framework. The time taken for the ICT policy reforms to catch up with technological changes is considerably long. The ICT convergence may help better understand various challenges, conflicts, and policy gaps and for synergizing efforts made to address them. Keywords: ICT; policy convergence; TRAI; policy process; regulatory governance.