Title: Best practices in e-assessments with a special focus on cheating prevention
Authors : von Grünigen, Dirk
Benites de Azevedo e Souza, Fernando
Pradarelli, Beatrice
Magid, Amani
Cieliebak, Mark
Proceedings: Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
Pages : 893
Pages to: 899
Conference details: 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Tenerife, 17-20 April 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IEEE
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : German
Subjects : E-assessments; Cheating prevention; Education; Best-practices; Tools; BYOD
Subject (DDC) : 371: Schools and their activities
Abstract: In this digital age of the computer, Internet, and social media and Internet of Things, e-assessments have become an accepted method to determine if students have learned materials presented in a course. With acceptance of this electronic means of assessing students, many questions arise about this method. What should be the format of e-assessment? What amount of time? What kinds of questions should be asked (multiple choice, short answer, etc.)? These are only a few of the many different questions. In addition, educators have always had to contend with the possibility that some students might cheat on an examination. It is widely known that students are often times more technologically savvy than their professors. So how does one prevent students from cheating on an e-assessment? Understandably, given the amount of information available on e-assessments and the variety of formats to choose from, choosing to administer e-assessments over paper-based assessments can lead to confusion on the part of the professor. This paper presents helpful guidance for lecturers who want to introduce e-assessments in their class, and it provides recommendations about the technical infrastructure to implement to avoid students cheating. It is based on literature review, on an international survey that gathers insights and experiences from lecturers who are using e-assessment in their class, and on technological evaluation of e-assessment infrastructure.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.1109/EDUCON.2018.8363325
ISBN: 978-1-5386-2957-4
ISSN: 2165-9567
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/10451
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