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Berlin, December 1 — 3, 2021



"E-Examinations@Home" - Transforming Digital Examinations for Remote Settings

Since the launch of "@email" in July 2020, more than 27,000 students of Freie Universität Berlin have been digitally tested at a safe distance using this concept.

This talk shares insights into the process of implementing a scalable concept for remote online tests, assessments and examinations and highlights differences to conventional on-site e-assessments.

Among others, speakers will discuss:

Assessment Literacy: participants will learn about possibilities to construct tasks and exams which respond to higher education learning taxonomies as well as fit within the remote framework. This includes the mitigation of cheating via means of randomized task selection, adaption of task formats and the effective use of different exam versions.

Assessment Technologies: participants will learn about setting up remote e-assessments, including technical perspectives such as e-assessment platforms, anti-cheating software as well as challenges and specifications of BYOD.

Logistics: participants will learn about logistical needs and challenges when setting up a scalable e-assessment solution in a university environment. They will receive insights into workflows for introducing and expanding the concept to teachers and other staff, creating support structures such as guidelines, training and information material and channeling as well as mitigating support requests. Furthermore, they will learn about choosing software with regard to its ease of use and resource requirements such as staff and servers.

Overall, this presentation will provide valuable insights into different areas which have to be considered when setting up remote e-assessments.


OEB speaker Nils Hernes

Nils Hernes

e-Assessment Specialist, Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS), Freie Universität Berlin , Germany

OEB speaker Alexander Schulz

Alexander Schulz

Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany