Arguing again for e-exams in high stakes examinations

Mathew Hillier, Andrew Fluck

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Abstract

This paper presents the argument that e-exams are needed and long overdue for use in high stakes examinations in the tertiary sector. Evidence is drawn from the educational and higher education literature to establish that the environment is ripe for the adoption of e-exams. A set of requirements for a suitable approach to exams is established that takes into consideration the needs of students, the pedagogical concerns of academics, while being sustainable and scalable. An outline of the features such a system will need in order to meet these requirements is discussed, along with a program to implement and trial such a system at a large university.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
PublisherASCILITE
Pages385-396
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20134 Dec 2013

Other

Other30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period1/12/134/12/13

Keywords

  • computer based assessment
  • high stakes assessment
  • examinations
  • e-exams
  • e-assessment

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