Best practices in e-Assessments with a special focus on cheating prevention

Dirk Von Grunigen, Fernando Benites De Azevedo E Souza, Beatrice Pradarelli, Amani Magid, Mark Cieliebak

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages893-899
    Number of pages7
    Volume2018-April
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538629574
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 23 2018
    Event2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference - Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
    Duration: Apr 17 2018Apr 20 2018

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    Other2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference - Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018
    CountrySpain
    CitySanta Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
    Period4/17/184/20/18

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    Keywords

    • cheating
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    • Engineering(all)
    • Information Systems and Management
    • Education

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    Von Grunigen, D., De Azevedo E Souza, F. B., Pradarelli, B., Magid, A., & Cieliebak, M. (2018). Best practices in e-Assessments with a special focus on cheating prevention. In Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018 (Vol. 2018-April, pp. 893-899). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2018.8363325

    Best practices in e-Assessments with a special focus on cheating prevention. / Von Grunigen, Dirk; De Azevedo E Souza, Fernando Benites; Pradarelli, Beatrice; Magid, Amani; Cieliebak, Mark.

    Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018. Vol. 2018-April IEEE Computer Society, 2018. p. 893-899.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Von Grunigen, D, De Azevedo E Souza, FB, Pradarelli, B, Magid, A & Cieliebak, M 2018, Best practices in e-Assessments with a special focus on cheating prevention. in Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018. vol. 2018-April, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 893-899, 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference - Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 4/17/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2018.8363325
    Von Grunigen D, De Azevedo E Souza FB, Pradarelli B, Magid A, Cieliebak M. Best practices in e-Assessments with a special focus on cheating prevention. In Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018. Vol. 2018-April. IEEE Computer Society. 2018. p. 893-899 https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2018.8363325
    Von Grunigen, Dirk ; De Azevedo E Souza, Fernando Benites ; Pradarelli, Beatrice ; Magid, Amani ; Cieliebak, Mark. / Best practices in e-Assessments with a special focus on cheating prevention. Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference: Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, EDUCON 2018. Vol. 2018-April IEEE Computer Society, 2018. pp. 893-899
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