Using online testing for engineering studies

Anita Meldrum

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The use of online resources in the assessment of engineering modules is generally being encouraged in HE institutions. This paper reflects upon the experience of open book testing of first year engineering students in two elements of assessment in a continuously assessed two semester long module. This mode of assessment is more convenient for the large percentage of part time students on the programme, who only attend one day per week. A longitudinal study over a four year period shows that not all students like to be assessed in this way, even though evidence indicates improvement in pass rates over those achieved from more traditional modes of testing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-89
Number of pages13
JournalEngineering Education: A Journal of the Higher Education Academy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • online testing
  • engineering education
  • online assessment


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