Digital exams in engineering education

Meta Keijzer-de Ruijter*, Silvester Draaijer

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    Digital exams are rather uncommon in engineering education because general e-assessment platforms lack the ability to use advanced item types that mimic general engineering problem-solving processes and award partial scores. However, it is possible to develop such advanced items with Maple T.A. We describe how such items are structured in scenarios and developed for a second year bachelor’s-level material science course that ran three times at the Delft University of Technology. We evaluate how these items function in practice, are scored and perform from an educational measurement perspective. The paper discusses the results of the study and future directions for development of digital exams in engineering courses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnology Enhanced Assessment - 21st International Conference, TEA 2018, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsSilvester Draaijer, Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke, Eric Ras
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)9783030252632
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event21st International Conference on Technology Enhanced Assessment, TEA 2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 10 Dec 201811 Dec 2018

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929
    ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


    Conference21st International Conference on Technology Enhanced Assessment, TEA 2018


    • Digital exam
    • e-Assessment
    • Engineering education
    • Maple T.A
    • Partial credit
    • Question partitioning
    • Scenario


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