To type or handwrite: student's experience across six e-Exam trials

Mathew Hillier

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Abstract

This paper reports on student's experience of e-Exams as collected via surveys undertaken in conjunction with a series of optional live trials of an open source, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) based e-Exam system in six mid-semester undergraduate examinations during 2014 at The University of Queensland, Australia. A set of surveys were conducted prior and following each exam that covered ease of use, technical issues, comfort, confidence, time, typing versus handwriting prowess. Responses to Likert items were compared between those students who elected to type and those that handwrote their exam. Insights as to which issues proved significant for students will prove useful to institutions looking to implement computerised exams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2015 - Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings
PublisherASCILITE
Pages143-154
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education (32nd : 2015) - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20153 Dec 2015

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education (32nd : 2015)
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2015
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period30/11/153/12/15

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Keywords

  • Bring-your-own-device (BYOD)
  • Computer-assisted assessment
  • E-exams
  • High-stakes testing

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