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Arguing again for e-exams in high stakes examinations


Hillier, M and Fluck, A, Arguing again for e-exams in high stakes examinations, Electric Dreams - Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education Conference, 1-4 December 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 385-396. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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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.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:BYOD, computer based assessment, high stakes assessment, examinations, e-exams, e-assessment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:87910
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-12-15
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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