Workshops and Symposium

e-Exam Symposium 2018

e-Exam Symposium 2018 (mini conference) was Saturday 24 November 2018, in Melbourne, Australia.

This culminating event featured a series of eight sessions discussing the issues and solutions to delivering on authentic e-exams including the pedagogy, technology, logistics and student experience of e-Exams. Two international guest speakers shared their experience of implementing authentic task based e-exams in university (50% e-Exams) and for national matriculation exams (47,000 exams in the first half of 2018) on a large scale.

The full programme was recorded - you can now access the session recordings.

There was a registration fee of $195AUD to attend.

Roadshow Workshops series

Note: Roadshow sessions have now concluded. If you are interested in us visiting you - please get in touch with the project leader to find out about consultancy visits.

Roadshow dates and locations were:

  • Adelaide: 31 Aug 2018 (following Examinations Network conf)
  • Perth: 10 Sep 2018
  • Sydney: 21 Sep 2018
  • Brisbane: 27 Sep 2018 (following Moodle MOOT Australia, prior to QPEN)
  • Hobart: 5 Oct 2018
  • Canberra: 31 Oct 2018 (following EdTechPosium)

Each workshop was structured in two parts - an example program:

1 hour: part 1: Rationale for authentic e-Exams.
For leaders/decision makers (everyone is welcome) - high level overview - main points.
An argument for authentic e-Exams for employability.
A business case for authentic e-Exams.
Key findings on student feedback.
Latest developments on 'robust' Moodle use (phase 3 development).

30 min break. (catered food/drink)

1 hour: part 2: Exploring the details of e-Exams.
Workshop the findings on student feedback, logistics, examples of assessments.
Workshop the a selection of proposed project resources (e.g. sample case studies to influence decision makers).
Time for practical 'hands-on' with our 'robust' Moodle e-Exam system.

Post session: The project leader available for private discussions, meetings or demonstrations by arrangement.

Past workshops

  • 7 December 2017: "Transforming Exams - How IT works for BYOD e-Exams", ASCILITE conference, Toowoomba [10am to 1.30pm].
    This workshop provided an opportunity for some hands-on time with different types of assessments that are possible with e-Exams. Held at ASCILITE 2017 conference.
  • 8 September 2017: "Running Authentic e-Exams Workshop" (focusing on e-exam administration and logistics, in conjunction with the Examinations Network conference), Hobart, [9am to 12.30]
  • 17 February 2017: "e-Exam project partners Workshop", Caulfield campus, [9.30am to 3pm]

Special requests

Contact the project leader Mathew Hillier to arrange any of the following:

Collaborate with us on joint research, grants and projects.

Arrange a visit to meet the project leader or other project team members for a chat and to try the e-exam system yourself.

We can come to your institution where we can present to a group, provide private briefings, run seminars or workshops (this may attract a charge depending upon the circumstances and the costs we may incur). See the 'Workshops and a Symposium' section to the left for some examples of what we have done.

We can provide a consultancy service on e-Exams issues, technology selection, logistics, security, integrity, e-assessment design, pedagogical efficacy etc (this is likely to attract a charge to cover our costs).

To organise e-exam trials at your institution / course / unit. Note: beyond the end of the funded project (Dec 2018) this may attract a charge depending upon the circumstances and the costs we may incur.

Funding and Support

The e-Exam platform project is supported by an Australian Government Department of Education and Training grant.
The project is being lead by Monash University in partnership with eight other Australian universities.
The views expressed on this website and in the associated publications do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or participating institutions.
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