Major Study: Unproctored Online Exams Provide Meaningful Assessment

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Jonathan Whatley, Nov 16, 2023.

  1. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Published in the high-impact Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and edited by giant of cognitive psychology Henry Roediger:
    Unproctored online exams provide meaningful assessment of student learning (Jason C. K. Chan and Dahwi Ahn, PNAS, 102(31).) (Open access under CC BY 4.0.)
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  2. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

  3. wmcdonald

    wmcdonald Active Member

    It's all about how the assessment is designed! The assessment can be meaningful or could simply be another multiple-choice thing.
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right. I hear that since this news came out, they've been party... oops, I mean rejoicing, over at ENEB - home of the single exam,
    50-question multiple-choice MBA. :)
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2023
  5. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    One way to make it work is to select a random group for retesting in a controlled environment. The mere chance of being "audited" might discourage cheating.
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  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I'm reminded of the study from the University of West Georgia the results of which suggested online students cheat less, not more, than those on campus.
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