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Student Experiences with a Bring Your Own Laptop e-Exam System in Pre-university College

  • Mathew HillierEmail author
  • Nathaniel Lyon
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 524)

Abstract

This study investigated students’ perceptions of a bring-your-own (BYO) laptop based e-Examination system used in trials conducted at an Australian pre-university college in 2016 and 2017. The trials were conducted in two different subjects, in geography and globalisation. Data were gathered using pre-post surveys (n = 128) that comprised qualitative comments and Likert items. Students’ perceptions were gathered relating to the ease of use of the e-Examination system, technical reliability, suitability of the assessment task to computerisation and the logistical aspects of the examination process. Many of the typists were taking a computerised supervised test for the first time. A divergence of opinions between those that typed and those that hand-wrote regarding students’ future use intentions became more prominent following the examination event.

Keywords

e-Exam system Assessment Student perceptions Acceptance 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the Australian Government Department of Education and Training for financial support and the students at Monash College for being willing to ‘give it a go’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Monash CollegeMelbourneAustralia

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