Online Examinations

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    As courses and programmes of theological education are increasingly offered online, many questions surface relating to online examinations.  

    How can we transfer the tried and tested assessment methods, such as sitting an exam, into the online environment?  What are, in effect our options given the constrains (and possibilities) of digital platforms. Should our assessment methods change and if so, will we compromise quality?   How can we prevent cheating, when students are on their own and there is no invigilation?  What does quality look like as we design online assessment approaches?

    This course engages practically with these issues. 

    Course Outcomes

    This course will provide strategies to administer assessment in online contexts as well as some initial practice in creating online exams.

    Course content

    • Online assessment options
    • Administering a traditional exam online
    • Character is the answer
    • Using

    This course is authored by Dr Marvin Oxenham. Marvin is the ICETE Academy Director, General Secretary of the ECTE and Programme Leader for the MA in Theological Education programme at the London School of Theology.  He is the author of Character and  Virtue in Theological Education from which this course is drawn.

    Delivery mode

    This is a self-paced online course.


    This is a nanocourse, entailing 2 hours of learning.

    ICETE Academy points

    2 points.

    Completion requirements

    You will need to listen to two instructional audios and other short resources, produce an exam on and complete a questionnaire. 

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