Work in progress: management of online assessments as a replacement for exams

Maxwell, Andrew (2012) Work in progress: management of online assessments as a replacement for exams. In: 42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2012): Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, 3-6 Oct 2012 , Seattle, WA. United States.

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Whilst online Learning Management Systems (LMS) environments are rapidly becoming commonplace and a justified means for supporting learning and teaching, courses are often unable to be entirely taught online due to the necessity for traditional paper-based examinations, usually of significant percentage weighting of the total course grade. In this paper, the author describes the preliminary development of procedures and workflows for managing online assessments as a replacement for these traditional examination conditions, seeking to reduce examination stress and increase assessment validity. An in- development software suite, based on a LMS log-file pre-filter mechanism and behavior identification heuristic engine, is introduced to assist with identifying online compliance and collusion.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 00:06
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 00:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: online assessment; examinations; examiniation stress; instruction compliance
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2012.6462488
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22853

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