Online tests and exams: lower standards or improved learning?

Hemming, Andrew (2010) Online tests and exams: lower standards or improved learning? The Law Teacher, 44 (3). pp. 283-308. ISSN 0306-9400


This paper considers the introduction of online tests and exams at Charles Darwin University from 2009, and concludes that the improved pass rate is a result of the introduction of improved learning methods and not a lowering of standards. The paper also addresses the nature and timing of the tests and exams, student feedback on the assessment regime, and academic dishonesty in the virtual classroom. The analysis is conducted in the context of the arrival of a competitive tertiary education sector in Australia in 2012 in general, and the resources and student cohort of Charles Darwin University in particular.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010 The Association of Law Teachers. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 06:21
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 00:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment; learning methods; standards
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2010.524031

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