19 September 2014: 10 Years of e-Exams at Freie Universität Berlin: an Overview

This session was part of the joint eAssessment Scotland and Transforming Assessment online conference, 8 to 19 September 2014.

Presenters: Alexander Schulz & Nicolas Apostolopoulos, Free University Berlin, Germany

Hosted by Dr Mathew Hillier, University of Queensland, Australia starting 07:00AM UST/GMT. Duration 1 hour, 8 minutes.

This session explored the evolution of e-Exams at Freie Universität Berlin. The winter semester of 2004/2005 marked the beginning of open book e-exams at Freie Universität. This first use involved 182 university owned PC workstations and more than 170 student owned laptops at the Statistics Institute, School of Business and Economics. Although this scenario had many advantages for the university, the e-exam service team faced several challenges when they attempted scaling this to a large number of participants. This included preparing numerous student owned laptops for e-examinations, or dealing with compatibility and security in closed book e-exams. In this session Nicolas and Alexander shared their experiences that eventually lead Freie Universität Berlin to technically set up rooms for BYOD e-exams in 2008 and then their modern E-Examination Center (EEC) in 2013 equipped with more than 150 PC workstations. A range of dimensions including legal, technical, cost-payback and student preferences were discussed.

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