Newcastle University’s well-established online exam service uses the institutional virtual learning environment for automatically marked tests on university-owned PCs to deliver 20 000 secure high-stakes exam sittings each year. Ever-increasing demand and the need for more diverse exam types presents several challenges. The Diversifying and Expanding Online Exam Provision project launched in 2017-18 investigating moving written exams online and exam delivery on students’ own laptops. Initial evaluation indicates high student satisfaction while academic staff report improved legibility and the ability to mark with greater fairness. The 2018-19 phase of the project explores opportunities to introduce more diverse innovative types of online exam.
Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Diversifying online examination provision: Exploring ways to deliver authentic assessment in a secure environment
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