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Pedagogical approaches for e-assessment with authentication and authorship verification in Higher Education

Okada, Alexandra; Noguera, Ingrid; Aleksieva, Lyubka; Rozeva, Anna; Kocdar, Serpil; Brouns, Francis; Whitelock, Denise and Guerrero-Roldán, Ana-Elena (2019). Pedagogical approaches for e-assessment with authentication and authorship verification in Higher Education. British Journal of Educational Technology (In Press).

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Checking the identity of students and authorship of their online submissions is a major concern in Higher Education due to the increasing amount of plagiarism and cheating using the Internet. The literature on the effects of e-authentication systems for teaching staff is very limited because it is a novel procedure for them. A considerable gap is to understand teaching staff’ views regarding the use of e-authentication instruments and how they impact trust in e-assessment. This mixed-method study examines the concerns and practices of 108 teaching staff who used the TeSLA - Adaptive Trust-based e-Assessment System in six countries: UK, Spain, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and Turkey. The findings revealed some technological, organisational and pedagogical issues related to accessibility, security, privacy and e-assessment design and feedback. Recommendations are to provide: a FAQ and an audit report with results, to raise awareness about data security and privacy, to develop policies and guidelines about fraud detection and prevention, e-assessment best practices and course team support.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0007-1013
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
TeSLA adaptive trust-based e-assessment688520European Commission
Keywords: e-Authentication; authorship verification; e-assessment; pedagogical approaches; cheating detection; trust; responsible research and innovation
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: OpenTEL
Item ID: 58380
Depositing User: Alexandra Okada
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2018 12:35
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 05:37
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