Benefits are worth way-more than the paper they aren’t written on
Monash U is ramping up computer-based exams, with DVC E Sue Elliot reported to have told staff the uni has just delivered 10 400 “e-Assessments” over four days, more than for all of 2018.
Students type, rather than write, these exams in supervised university space and use Monash provided, Wi FI-enabled, laptops.
The university says e-exams “allow for a greater variety of question formats and multimedia to assess your knowledge, notably, multiple choice, images and video and including maths equations, chemical structures, programming languages.” Monash is using the Moodle Quiz format.
The university is said to estimate that once rolled-out the system will annually save 8.5m sheets of A4 paper.