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Examples of examination solutions

Here are examples of different ways in which courses are examined. The examples are from KTH's courses and teachers, and have in most cases been developed over several years. The examples are selected to inspire and to show how different combinations of examination methods together can comprise a good examination.

Digitize the paper exam

It is a great complex challenge to create a perfect examination, where the students learn the course material, that is impossible to cheat on and which can easily be administered and quickly assessed. The examination also affects the student's way of approaching the course and what the student will choose to learn. This page highlights the advantages and disadvantages of a traditional paper exam and is primarily for the teacher who is to change the form for examination from the paper exam.

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Evaluate knowledge of basic facts

Basic knowledge and mechanical skills can be one of the most difficult parts of a course to examine without a situation where the student is monitored. It is easy to search for answers in literature and on the internet and the students' answers can be identical but still not plagiarized. This approach provides an example of how basic factual knowledge can be examined as a part of the complete examination.

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Continuous supervised course as examination

Students solves a number of complicated tasks in an online training environment similar to a possible future workplace. The students' work is monitored continuously and assessment is based on a holistic perspective where lower grades are obtained as the teacher helps the student to divide the problem into smaller pieces.

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Examining project elements

The example consists of the following elements; project progress meetings, tutorial conversations, peer review, literature seminar and automatically assessed quizzes. Below are examples of how a course can be structured and completed without lectures, where the examining elements are carried out as learning elements.

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Here there will be more examples of concrete solutions for digital examinations.

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