When COVID forced exams online, reports of cheating were rife and proctoring software was problematic. But in-person exams are also flawed, so now’s the time to rethink how assessment works.
Cramming for exams can result in short-term memorisation rather than meaningful learning.
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The Australian National University is turning to digital proctoring to replace the role of a walking invigilator. But who watches the proctor, what are the risks, and what data will be collected?
Last year saw the first cohort of English literature students who were born in or beyond 2000 – the so-called digital generation. I wanted to know whether the classics still affected their lives.
New research shows the relationship between contract cheating and assessment design is not simply cause and effect.
Authentic assessment is perceived as being harder to outsource, and has been adopted by many Australian university teachers. But that doesn’t mean students won’t still cheat on them.
To make sure we get the most out of education, we may need to both broaden our narrative about standardised testing and try to minimise its negative influences.
The use of standardised testing is a divisive topic, and most of the disagreement comes down to beliefs about whether using it to control education is a good or bad thing.
Assessment should be a part of teaching and learning at universities. It’s important because it will subvert exclusion and allow all students to take responsibility for their work.
It’s a little intimidating when all of those chairs are full, but teaching large classes doesn’t need to stress you out.
Large classes don’t have a good reputation when it comes to fostering student learning. But there are a few ways for teachers to adapt to bigger classes.
Assessment tasks can’t give teachers deep insights into the ways that students think.
The recent decision to ban multiple-choice questions at an Australian university has sparked debate about the purpose of assessment in higher education. While there are many problems with the ways in which…
No form of assessment is perfect, but when done properly, multiple-choice questions have their benefits.
Think of university assessment and it probably conjures anxiety. As David Boud notes: even successful, able and committed students – those who become university teachers – have been hurt by their experiences…