Engaging learners with computer-based testing

Monday 8 February 2016, 12.30PM to 2.00pm

Speaker(s): Zoe Handley, Education, and Richard Walker, Head of E-Learning, Academic Support Office

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This workshop is an opportunity to learn about e-exam from the perspective of tutors and students in the Department of Education.  E-exam is an approach to High-Stakes Computer-Based Assessment developed by the E-Learning Development Team (ELDT) in collaboration with IT services and colleagues in the Department of Education.  The facility is the result of several iterations of development and evaluation of the system, including surveys and focus groups with students.

Zoe will begin by providing an overview of the approach to computer-based testing developed in collaboration with ELDT and IT services at York.  This will include a tour of the software used to deliver examinations at York and an overview of the precautions that have been taken to ensure the security of examinations.

She will then invite attendees to share any concerns that they might have about the introduction of computer-based testing, with a focus on issues which examinees might raise.  This will be followed by a discussion of the results of the surveys and focus groups which have been conducted with students in the Department of Education.

This is an interactive session, please come ready to share your experiences of computer-based testing in both formative and summative assessment contexts, and any concerns or suggestions you might have with respect to engaging students with this form of assessment.

To get a flavour of the issues which will be discussed in the workshop, please visit the e-exam case study on ELDT’s web pages

If you wish to attend an event, please use our booking form or email learning-and-teaching-forum@york.ac.uk

If you are unable to attend an event but would like a copy of the materials, please contact janet.barton@york.ac.uk

Location: Room HG21, Heslington Hall