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4 Tips For Offering Online...

14th November 2022 01:01:18 PM | Views: 20
  1. Rethink the Exam Architecture
  3. Day believes that instructors can reexamine exams by switching from paper to online. Day said, "It forces you to question why exams are being held, why exams are being held when they are, and how exams are being held."
  5. Administrators of UNE are considering ending the exam period, which was initially created for logistical purposes. Day states, "We had to make sure that all the exam locations were booked and that the desks and chairs were moved in and that the supervisors were ready to sign the papers." "Now, exams can be held anywhere, anytime, and any day. Why is an exam period necessary? It allows for structural changes in the academic calendar. It gives us a few more weeks per teaching period back to teach, perhaps.
  7. Day explains that you can incorporate elements of video exploration and website exploration into an exam. This opens up both the types of questions you can ask and the answers you can give.
  9. Prioritize Student Convenience
  11. Instructors often try to recreate a lecture-hall exam by having everyone take the online exam at the same moment when they switch to online exams. Day said that many institutions she spoke with believe that the test must be administered in this manner for academic integrity. She disagrees. She says that exam questions should be asked at a deeper level so that even if an exam question was given to a student by a classmate, it doesn't matter.
  13. Day says that students can have asynchronous exams to help them manage their daily lives. She said that students have the option of sitting their exam after work, at home or at night.
  15. Students from UNE have taken exams in bed during unwell times, while on vacation or while serving their country. One student took his law exam in the shade of a gum tree, in remote parts of Australia. Day says that although we don't understand why he felt the need to do this, Day believes it was a good decision.
  17. Remind students that online cheating is often less successful
  19. Cheating is allowed where there are tests. Cheating could result in death even in ancient China. This was the place where the first exam were invented. Day claims that people continue to cheat. Day states that the solution to cheating is similar to a public health or safety campaign. You talk about behavior as a way of turning risk-taking behaviour into help-seeking behavior.
  21. UNE has partnered with ProctorU for its exams. Students can schedule exams with a live tutor 24 hours per day. The proctor confirms the student's identity, and then watches for unusual behavior with the aid of AI technology.
  23. Day believes this method can be more effective than the old in-person centres the university used. "When we had paper-based exams around the world, an exam supervisor might only supervise a few exams per calendar year and have no training other than a brochure. He or she would then be responsible for supervising our exams. She says that it was clear that they were not checking that students had ID cards, but that they looked like the picture on the ID cards. They were not particularly adept at gathering evidence. They were not very confident in asserting themselves when they suspected cheating. They were not very good at asserting themselves if they suspected cheating.
  25. Keep in Mind That There's Still A Human Involved
  27. Online exams can be a source of privacy concerns. "People often say, "Oh, my god, that's crazy." Day states that someone is monitoring me through a camera on the internet. "I don't like it. They will see things in my bedroom." We say, "Just don’t have your bedroom exam."
  29. The university is sensitive to this concern and will allow students who wish to take an alternate exam. Recently, the university has offered a video-based exam. About 5 percent have so far chosen this option.
  31. Another concern is the possibility that AI, or a proctor hired from outside the institution, will decide cases involving cheating. It isn't what happens. Day says, "We are notified if we see something unusual by our proctoring partners." "Then, we, the humans, decide what should be done about it." We have the video, the chat log, and the log from our learning management system.
  33. These logs and recordings can be used by the university and students. Day said that "we don't need to raise issues if it was something unusual that happened, but it wasn't misconduct." "Wherever we suspect it to be misconduct, it is very obvious -- 'Here is the video, it’s obvious. It does not become a lengthy proceeding for either the student or institution.
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