Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education
3.2K views | +2 today
Follow
Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education
Using and creating meaningful assessment strategies in higher education
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Curtin Learning and Teaching - Learning Futures 

Curtin Learning and Teaching - Learning Futures  | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It is with pleasure we introduce Curtin Learning and Teaching’s newly formed Learning Futures Team. The new area, Led by Associate Professor David Gibson, has been created using a combination of existing and new functions.

The area is responsible for strategic projects and the integration of learning futures for the University.

There are four key areas in the Learning Futures team: 


• Innovation Studio

• Partnerships and Pathways

• UniReady

• Insight Centre - Learning Analytics

more...
Craig Patterson's comment, June 13, 2013 1:52 AM
Is this link working?
Kim Flintoff's comment, June 13, 2013 2:12 AM
The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
Regis Elo's curator insight, January 13, 2017 9:02 AM
LOVE #tecademics experience on line ....a matter of  learning and earning http://er972073.tcdmcs.com/ambassador
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Students open NCEA geography exam to find a crucial part of it is missing

Students open NCEA geography exam to find a crucial part of it is missing | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A rushed colour print of more than 500 pages, 1100 sides, costs school $500.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Academics go undercover to spot the telltale signs of a cheater

Academics go undercover to spot the telltale signs of a cheater | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Contract cheating is becoming an increasing problem for universities. Researchers are now identifying the telltale signs of the unethical practice.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Exams as we know them are out-dated but what should be their replacement?

Exams as we know them are out-dated but what should be their replacement? | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Some argue that we should do away with examinations as a means to assessing student capability. This argument has some merit. When was the last time you faced a page of multiple choice questions as your job for the day or had to present complex information in the form of a long hand written response whilst locked in a room separated from the outside world?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

UNSW gives law students last semester's exam, prompting outrage

UNSW gives law students last semester's exam, prompting outrage | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Law students at UNSW are considering boycotts after they were accidentally given an exam that had been available as a practice paper in the library.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

15% of students admit to buying essays. What can universities do about it?

New research on plagiarism at university has revealed students are surprisingly unconcerned about a practice known as “contract cheating”.

The term “contract cheating” was coined in 2006, and describes students paying for completed assessments. At that time, concerns over the outsourcing of assessments were in their infancy, but today, contract cheating is big business.
Peter Mellow's insight:
Tracey Bretag ‏ @TraceyBretag  says: 15% is a sensationalist view based on a methodologically flawed review of the literature. It's a shame this is being repeated. Our research has also found that 'authentic' assessment is not the answer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

​Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.

Thoughts about online proctoring have been taking up more of my time and energy than I’d like to admit. Rather than spending most of my time tim
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Online students experience wide range of proctoring situations as tech solutions dominate discussion

Online students experience wide range of proctoring situations as tech solutions dominate discussion | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Remote proctoring and other tech-enabled solutions dominate discussion, but quite a few online students still take exams face-to-face -- posing logistical challenges for them and their institutions alike.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Is The Big Standardized Test A Big Standardized Flop?

Is The Big Standardized Test A Big Standardized Flop? | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Since No Child Left Behind first rumbled onto the scene, the use of a Big Standardized Test to drive accountability and measure success has been a fundamental piece of education reform. But recently, some education reform stalwarts are beginning to express doubts.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

What to Do About Contract Cheating

Contract cheating — the use of essay writing services to manufacture coursework — is on the rise, along with other forms of academic dishonesty. Here's how technology can and can't help.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

International students at Murdoch University investigated over allegations of cheating

International students at Murdoch University investigated over allegations of cheating | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
International students at Murdoch University are being investigated for cheating and some have such poor English they are taking interpreters to class.
Peter Mellow's insight:
Link thanks to @TraceyBretag
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

South Australian students trial nation-first electronic Year 12 exams

South Australian students trial nation-first electronic Year 12 exams | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More than 2,000 students will swap the pen for the keyboard in their end-of-year English tests in an Australian first, with senior education staff predicting it could soon become the norm.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Essay mills: 'One in seven' paying for university essays

Essay mills: 'One in seven' paying for university essays | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An increase in cheating by students leads to calls for "essay mills" to be banned.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

CSAT: Cheating scandal erupts as South Korean students face their toughest test

CSAT: Cheating scandal erupts as South Korean students face their toughest test | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In South Korea on Thursday everyone will be avoiding words like "fail" or "fall" to avoid causing bad luck for the hundreds of thousands students taking the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), South Korea's university entrance exam.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

NCEA exams unlikely to be fully digital by 2020

NCEA exams unlikely to be fully digital by 2020 | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A computer glitch interrupted a pilot Level 1 digital English exam yesterday - which more than 3500 students were registered to take part in.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Copy Contracting

In less than 24hours Aussie students can have now have an assessment written and submitted without even opening a text book, attending a lecture or logging onto a learning management system. With the new buzz industry of Copy Contracting hitting the underground world of education, students are being tempted to cheat in even more creative ways. Impressive websites that promise a production of services including essay writing, writing short answer questions through to bespoke dissertations and theses are being dangled in front of Australian students every day. These essay mills are promising the reproduction of any assessment content for as little as $130 in 24 hours’ turnaround time.


Clever reassurance cues such as “Your order is 100% confidential” and “Zero plagiarism guaranteed” guide students into a false sense of security. Others offer emotional encouragement: “We know sometimes you’re having hard times writing your essays or overloaded with so much work”. Copy Contracting has become so normalised in the education sector that investigations have uncovered YouTube stars being paid to promote an academic cheating website based in the Ukraine, in videos with more than 700m views. Even if students manage to resist the urge to engage Copy Contracting services, they can...

more...
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 13, 8:27 AM
Modern technology has expanded cheating techniques.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

The push for open book exams

The push for open book exams | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With all the talk of 21st century skills such as critical and creative thinking, education experts are calling for an expansion of open book exams in the VCE.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Q&A: Strategies for better assessments in online learning

Q&A: Strategies for better assessments in online learning | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online learning offers instructors an opportunity to rethink their approach to assessment. A new book hopes to spur that conversation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

NAPLAN: Differences do exist between online and pen-and-paper test results, document reveals

NAPLAN: Differences do exist between online and pen-and-paper test results, document reveals | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students who completed NAPLAN reading and spelling online were disadvantaged compared with those who sat the traditional pen-and-paper tests, a new document reveals.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Finding Clarity in Assessment and Grading

Finding Clarity in Assessment and Grading | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ensuring that grades are valid and reliable for all students starts with educators examining their assessment and evaluation practices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Using study drugs to get an edge in the classroom is cheating –

Using study drugs to get an edge in the classroom is cheating – | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Taking prescription drugs to get an advantage over other students isn’t just unethical, it’s cheating – and the University should treat it as such.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

University bosses call for ban on essay-writing companies

University bosses call for ban on essay-writing companies | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More than 40 university bosses call for companies that write essays for students to be outlawed.
Peter Mellow's insight:
Good luck with that! Yes, you can ban them in the UK, but you don't think that the students will outsource overseas via the Internet?

Perhaps you need to reflect on the assessments you deliver at a University? Change the nature of assessment, this is an opportunity, not a punitive defence of an outdated assessment mode.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Can universities beat contract cheating?

Can universities beat contract cheating? | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As students increasingly turn to essay mills to do their work, Anna McKie explores what drives this global trend and how universities are fighting it
Peter Mellow's insight:
Link thanks to @TraceyBretag
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Artificial Intelligence in Online Proctoring: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going | EDUCAUSE

Artificial intelligence will undoubtedly change the landscape of many industries in the future. Find out how it's being used to advance and strengthen
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

The Test That Changed Their Lives.

The Test That Changed Their Lives. | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The SHSAT, a grueling one-day exam, is considered a golden ticket into one of New York City’s eight prestigious schools, if you score high enough. But the test is not perfect and has been the subject of public debate over its role in school segregation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

The 15-point advantage of NAPLAN online

The 15-point advantage of NAPLAN online | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Be a bit cautious in thinking you've managed to suddenly increase your writing scores,” Victoria's curriculum authority has warned.
more...
No comment yet.