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Pedagogical advice

Pedagogical advice for designing online exams

As a rule, many forms of examination commonly used in campus teaching work just as well in online teaching. This applies, for example, to various forms of home exams and open book exams, various forms of teamwork, oral exams, presentations and ventilations. Others, such as classic exams in exam halls, are more difficult to translate directly into online forms, as the focus then easily ends up on monitoring and other measures to make cheating more difficult, rather than on the subject matter and educational content. In such cases, a rethink is needed, so that the examination retains its validity, reliability and legal security without losing its pedagogical qualities.

Brief pedagogical ideas and thoughts taken from research and studies in the field of higher education can be found under pedagogical tips in the menu, and can serve as guidance and inspiration when you choose the form of online examination in your courses. These are universal and not specifically linked to online examinations. However, using these will probably make it easier for you as a teacher to design an examination form for your course that is less vulnerable in an online procedure.

Pedagogical advice theme
digital examination

You and your teacher team are welcome to contact your unit for higher education development: 

AHU - Division for Higher Education Development

CEE -  Centre for Engineering Education

MedCul- Centre for Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Medicine