eExams transforming curriculum

Fluck, Andrew and Hillier, Mathew (2014). eExams transforming curriculum. In: Trudy Sweeney and Sue Urban, Now It's Personal, Innovating Education. ACEC 2014: Australian Computers in Education Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (151-158). 30 September - 3 October 2014.

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Author Fluck, Andrew
Hillier, Mathew
Title of paper eExams transforming curriculum
Conference name ACEC 2014: Australian Computers in Education Conference
Conference location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Conference dates 30 September - 3 October 2014
Proceedings title Now It's Personal, Innovating Education
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher Australian Council for Computers in Education
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780646920955
Editor Trudy Sweeney
Sue Urban
Start page 151
End page 158
Total pages 8
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The eExams project in Australia has sought to prove a sustainable, scalable and secure pathway for computers to be used in examinations. Initially developed at the University of Tasmania, it has been used in various degree courses and in the pre-tertiary sector across the state. Over a thousand students have used the eExam System since its launch in 2009. Candidates bring their own devices to the examination, and boot up from a specially crafted USB stick. This provides the same modified Ubuntu software environment (based on Linux) and a full office suite to every candidate; access to the exam materials and a secure partition for the candidate’s answers. As with any long-term software development project, the eExam System continues to evolve. Work on the version 5 began at the University of Queensland in 2013. This will add a copy of the learning management system Moodle on the USB stick to include a range of computer marked question types, such as short answer and multiple-choice. A restricted network connection to an institutional LMS is also possible, using a secure gateway. This presentation illustrates the way users have made the transition from paper-replacement to post-paper examinations. The style of emerging post-paper exams illuminates the way in which curriculum change may be facilitated through this new assessment format.
Keyword e Assessment
Examinations
e-exams
Education
Curriculum
Computers in education
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Full conference proceedings http://acec2014.acce.edu.au/sites/2014/files/ACEC2014%20Conference%20Proceedings%20Final.pdf

 
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