Infrastructure remains a barrier to the use of technology for assessment. It is not so much an issue of access to computers – nearly all trainees carry a modern and powerful mobile phone these days – or indeed even an issue of access to e-Assessment applications – after all it is possible to use common productivity applications or to develop assessment exercises using the excellent H5P open-source software which is now integrated in the Moodle VLE as well as other common content management systems.
Rather it is a question of the intercompatibility of systems and especially of data entry, storage and sharing. Things may be improving. In a recent report the UK Jisc say that although “Previous research found good practice was often difficult to scale up because it required manual intervention or tools that were not interoperable” examples provided in their latest report “show innovative practice delivered at scale and using open standards to facilitate seamless integration with existing tools and administrative systems.”
Jisc (2022) Principles of good assessment and feedback, https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/principles-of-good-assessment-and-feedback