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Exploring open-book examinations for the digital context (AH&SS)  


Date: 8th March 2022

Time: 13.00 – 13.50 (14.00 - 15.50)

Venue: Online

Facilitator: Dr Jonny Johnston

The workshop aims to support academic staff as they design open-book assessment questions for the digital environment.


Workshop information

The workshop aims to support academic staff with the design of open-book examinations for the digital environment.

The first hour of the workshop (13.00 – 13.50) shares Faculty-specific experiences of open-book examination and explores benefits and challenges of open-book in the context of Health Sciences. We also consider key strategies supporting academic integrity in digital open-book assessment.

In the second hour of the workshop (14.00 – 14.50) colleagues will work with peers in cognate disciplines to review and re-design questions for use in open-book environments. Colleagues staying for this second hour are requested to bring an example of a current closed-book exam question that they would like to re-work for an open-book format (‘long or short window’).

Participant takeaways:

  • Strategies that support academic integrity in digital open-book assessment.
  • Redesign of a closed-book exam question appropriate for open-book environments.

Registration is now closed for this event. Please contact Jade.Concannon@tcd.ie if you would like to set up a meeting with the facilitator, Dr Johnny Johnston, to discuss Open Book Assessment in your discipline, or to consider question/examination design.

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