Use of Manual and Electronic Records of Learners in Assessment

The concept of ‘big data’ though has been with developed countries for sometime now is still a new phenomenon especially in developing countries like Zambia. As a country this is when we are beginning to develop National Data centre to store various data including data about learners. Probably this is what will help keep all the data for learners in one place and ensure that stakeholders access the data that best suits them. The question to ask is, ‘Is big data segregative to a developing country like mine? A critical look at the definition of’ big data’ by various scholars tell us that it is not as some argue that it is not all about the volume like Kryder’s law states the continuous evolving of the definition of big data. With this assurance, this paper investigated both the manual records and electronic records of learners in different forms to see how this data can add value in the assessment and education system in Zambia. It further investigated how the Zambia National Data Centre (ZNDC) will be of benefit in the storage and retrieval of this ‘big data’ by various stakeholders.

Keywords: Big Data, electronic records, manual records, assessment, data centre


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