Innovative assessment with eExams

Andrew Fluck, Mathew Scott Hillier

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRefereed proceedings
EditorsSarah Prestridge, Peter Albion
PublisherThe Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780958118828
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2016 - Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016


ConferenceAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleACEC 2016
OtherACCE 2016 is the biennial conference of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).
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