e-assessment: Interesting data about typing versus handwriting in exams

Surfing the web looking for some e-assessment references for my next task in the subject of ‘Researching method in e-learning‘, I arrived to an Australian project called Transforming exams. There I found a PDF paper titled ‘e-Exams: 2014 UQ Trial outcomes‘ with interesting data about two interesting issues: One is the reasons given by students to take a typing (computer-based) exam versus a handwriting (paper-based exam). Another issue is related to how students act when performing a computer-based versus pen-based exam and what are their writing strategies in both scenarios.

Below, there are four charts from the aforementioned report and the choice expressed by 105 of my grade 9th students when they were asked about their preferences for e-exams versus a paper-based exams in Chemistry and Physics:

 

 

Some weeks ago I asked my students of Chemistry and Physics grade 9th to choose if they preferred to take a electronic-based or a paper-based exam. 105 students completed the survey and they results were:

e-exam: 77/105 (73,3%)

paper-based exam: 16/105 (15,2%)

Both are OK (not a particular preference): 12/105 (11,42%)

Results of a survey about preferences of grade 9th students to take e-exams versus paper-based exams in the subject of Chemistry and Physics (December 2014)

Results of a survey about preferences of grade 9th students to take e-exams versus paper-based exams in the subject of Chemistry and Physics (December 2014)

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