18 November, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Assessment in the digital world gives rise to concerns around e-cheating risks and the need for remedies to ensure academic integrity is upheld. This has been particularly relevant as many universities around the world have dramatically increased their use of online delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to assessment design as one way to secure their assessment, and there is some evidence that particular assessment design decisions make cheating more difficult, and/or easier to detect. But how secure does assessment actually need to be – and what are the risks if we take anti-cheating approaches too far?

This session will review the evidence on the use of assessment design as an anti-cheating measure, and propose a set of minimum standards for assessment security. It will include practical steps that can be taken by educators and course teams to secure their assessment from an individual task through to an entire degree.

Transforming Assessment is the ASCILITE e-Assessment SIG. The international webinar series hosts speakers on topics related to assessment in higher education with a focus on the digital environment. You will be joining an international audience. Transforming Assessment webinars are free and sessions are recorded.

Register for this session http://taw.fi/18nov2020

Posted by Mathew Hillier

Mathew has been engaged by Macquarie University as an e-Assessment Academic in residence and is available to answer questions by MQ staff. Mathew specialises in Digital Assessment (e-Assessment) in Higher Education. Has held positions as an advisor and academic developer at University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Monash University and University of Adelaide. He has also held academic teaching roles in areas such as business information systems, multimedia arts and engineering project management. Mathew recently led a half million dollar Federal government funded grant on e-Exams across ten university partners and is co-chair of the international 'Transforming Assessment' webinar series as the e-Assessment special interest group under the Australasian society for computers in learning in tertiary education. He is an honorary academic University of Queensland, Monash University and an adjunct academic at University of Tasmania.