The Saudi Electronic University used AI to conduct assessments for over 12,000 students
The university deployed the latest e-learning technologies, representing an exceptional success story for the digital transformation in Saudi Arabia and emphasizing the capabilities of GamaLearn’s “SwiftAssess
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, 9 November 2020: As part of its endeavour to be a world leader in smart learning technologies, assessment, and developing educational quality KPIs, GamaLearn announced the success of its Intelligent Assessment Management Platform, “SwiftAssess”, by conducting remote assessments for more than 12,000 students of the Saudi Electronic University (SEU) in seven subjects. All students did their midterms from home with the power of Artificial Intelligence and without relying on any human factor to be available to monitor these sessions.
By this achievement, GamaLearn’s “SwiftAssess” Intelligent Assessment Management Platform proves its end-to-end capabilities in conducting all types of assessments, across varied scenarios, for any number of students or size of the education institution. The students used their personal devices to submit the exams, as “SwiftAssess”, can work on any device and any popular operating system. SEU now can offer a full-fledge blended learning model, allowing students to conduct assessments anywhere, anytime.
Intelligent education era
Commenting on this feat, Adel Rizk, CEO of GamaLearn, said: “We consider the success of the “SwiftAssess” at the SEU as an exceptional achievement. SEU represents a model for future learning as per the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom, enforcing its leadership position economically and scientifically. This success with a strategic partner like SEU proves that the e-Learning education model is possible to be implemented in all other universities, locally and globally.”
“Now, we are witnessing a new phase of the intelligent education era, where the operational expenses are reduced to a minimum, and the education outcomes are improved to the maximum, as we are now assured that our students are enabled with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the nation’s strategic objectives. Governments need not worry about the cost of providing high-quality education to its citizens, we can provide the assessment platform needed to deliver education in the most feasible way. Public and private education sectors can now partake in business with maximum return on investment and minimum cost of ownership,” he added.
SEU was founded in 2011 to be a leader in the e-learning sector in KSA with the aim of achieving the vision of imparting “lifelong learning”, at any time and from anywhere. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the online e-Learning model became the only way to provide teaching, and SEU became the role model for traditional universities that aimed to provide accredited academic education. By adopting the best intelligent assessment systems, SEU has gone a step ahead in its endeavour to achieve success in the field.
Use of AI to eliminate cheating
Omar Rizk, CTO of Gamalearn, said: “Among all the implementations we made for SwiftAssess, our project with the SEU was exceptional by all means. We received great support from Dr. Lilac Al–Safadi, President of the SEU, and her team, led by Dr. Thamer Omar Alhussain, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Abdullah Almowanes, Head of E-Exam Unit and Dr. Khaled Almejalli, Dean of Information Technology. This is a story to be told and solid proof that SwiftAssess is the ideal platform to enable distinguished education leaders and decision-makers to transform their business model in no time.”
“SwiftAssess enabled SEU to cut costs on hundreds of human proctors needed to monitor the high number of students, reducing it to a couple of reviewers per test for all 12,000 students for reports review of suspected cheating cases detected by the AI proctor. Our AI cyber proctoring is powerful, increasingly accurate and very hard to deceive. This enables SEU to allocate its budget to develop their academic and R&D capabilities, rather than spending the money on time-consuming, non-productive work. We can say with full confidence that with SwiftAssess’ intelligent proctoring capabilities, cheating will not be a means to pass exams in the educational ecosystems. From now on, we can make sure that our graduates are passing assessments because they deserve to be successful, and they earn their degree by hard work and deep knowledge,” he added.
Through SwiftAssess’ intelligent proctoring capabilities, GamaLearn aims to make the e-Learning model more obtainable and attainable for both primary schools and higher education institutes as it can be integrated with all kinds of education systems and LMS platforms, and conducts all sorts of assessments. Its capabilities lead to more affordable education and better quality education outcomes. The long-term results of this initiative will impact the whole economy of the nation as it will be empowered with educated and skilled generations.
Worldwide, “SwifAssess” is used by thousands of users, including teachers, students and educational supervisors. The smart system has been implemented in many countries and adopted by leading educational authorities around the world, including the Ministry of Education in the UAE. “SwifAssess” is also implemented in Egypt, Malaysia, South Africa, and many other countries around the world.
GamaLearn is an international educational partner of Microsoft, and its “SwiftAssess” platform is used by thousands of professors, students and administrative supervisors around the world. More information about its smart platform can be found at www.SwiftAssess.com.
Founded in 1989 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. GamaLearn provides comprehensive smart learning and training solutions, digital curriculum development and consulting services in the field of smart assessment, measuring the outcomes of the educational and training process. Gamalearn is an international partner of Microsoft, for e-learning solutions. “SwiftAssess”, an intelligent comprehensive outcome-based assessment management platform, works by orchestrating and managing the entire process of Authoring, Delivering and Tracking assessments of all types and schemes and bringing unique solutions to each segment with respect to real-world scenarios (connectivity, devices, security, standardization, automation, business intelligence, and more), offering the right set of instruments to cover the necessary workloads.
GamaLearn is a member of the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE). One of its main goals is to support communities and countries around the world to achieve human development and the Millennium Development Goals in education, making it obtainable, accessible and cost-effective to both individuals and governments, in order to improve the quality of life and achieve economic prosperity. GamaLearn’s smart solutions have been implemented in many countries around the world, including the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Malaysia, South Africa and Kenya.