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Innovative assessment with eExams


Fluck, AE and Hillier, M, Innovative assessment with eExams, Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference Refereed Proceedings, 29 September - 2 October 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 53-57. ISBN 978-0-9581188-2-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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eExams are now seen as an important way to address the serious problem of managing summative assessments in the digital age. By providing candidates with a way to complete exams using their own familiar computer, institutional asset requirements are minimised. Several software platforms and their affordances are reviewed in this paper, against criteria which distinguish integrative teaching strategies from transformative ones. In addition, the review looks at the way in which student writing practices differ with eExams compared to handwriting. Different eExam systems have been adopted worldwide, with Finland following Tasmania’s lead in using the USB-boot method for pre-tertiary summative assessments. The presentation concludes with details of the Australia-wide eExam project for universities, and a case-study of its use in the new Digital Technologies subject.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:eExam, BYOD, USB drive
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Operating systems
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fluck, AE (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:111691
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-09-29
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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