Research suggests that students nowadays prefer online assessment to the traditional format and that such eAssessment can lead to a more authentic experience. At the same time, students acknowledge that cheating in online exams may be easier and this potential for cheating is academics’ greatest concern (Butler-Henderson and Crawford, 2020). This guide explores these themes and suggests ways that teachers can use innovative assessment practices whilst preserving academic integrity.

This Guide for planning and designing eAssessment is written to assist teachers and programme leaders in designing an assessment strategy which is fit for purpose and avoids the use of large-hall invigilated assessments.

Guide for planning and designing eAssessment.pdf

eAssessment Infographic Guide to Assessing Students in Asynchronous and Synchronous Modes

The following Infographic summarises resources for both synchronous and asynchronous eAssessment approaches, referencing the SAMR model. Please click on the Infographic for access to all the linked artefacts.

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Butler-Henderson, K., Crawford, J. (2020). A systematic review of online examinations: A pedagogical innovation for scalable authentication and integrity. Computers & Education 159 (2020)

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