Strategies to Prevent and Identify Academic Dishonesty
Recently, Dan Thompson, Manager of Instructional Design and Educational Technology for Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, discussed ways to increase communication among faculty, staff, administration, and students using ExamSoft's assessment application.
The key takeaways from his presentation include:
Create a communication-process around the institutional role players who will impact student learning and performance.
Streamline access and distribution of student assessment data to secure timely remediation and feedback for students.
Immediacy and availability of exam reports gives students the ability to self-remediate areas of weakness so they can move on to the next stage of the curriculum.
ExamSoft has long been the go-to platform for educators looking for a secure testing environment and assessment reporting tool. But what about the need to increase communication among faculty, staff, administration, students, and even parents? With so many individuals (and moving parts) involved in the teaching and learning process, the ability to quickly and accurately communicate exam information is paramount to student success. ExamSoft can be used as a secure form of mass communication to get the necessary information to the appropriate people to support student learning as it as happening, not after it is too late. This presentation illustrates how to create an environment in ExamSoft that allows for the constant and instantaneous flow of student assessment performance data within an institution and at home. With this process, immediate positive reinforcement and/or remediation can be implemented to create a proactive learning atmosphere for students that will ultimately lead to improved outcomes.
“Set up folder permissions in ExamSoft so users can get immediate access to the assessment data they need….Faculty don’t need to wait for reports to be distributed. Faculty can gain access to results right away."
About the Author
Dan holds a Master of Science in Technology Enhanced Learning and a Bachelor of Science in Adolescent/Young Adult Education from the University of Dayton. His background as a secondary-level educator drives his research and professional interests, including the appropriate use of summative and formative assessment and how the data they produce can be used to positively impact teaching and learning. An ExamSoft client for over eight years, Dan currently is the Senior Manager of Education and Assessment at ExamSoft. His background includes assisting faculty at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and Kent State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in course design and development, while also introducing new methods of utilizing educational technology in assessment and instruction to create a learner-centered environment.Follow on Twitter More Content by Dan Thompson
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