Although blended learning has become a standard teaching method in higher education, institutions and professors alike fall back to asynchronous paper based tests when it comes to assessing their students. While flexibility and co-creation are very much appreciated in modern learning scenarios, rigour, security and compliance dominate exam procedures. To avoid reputational damage institutions do not want to take any additional risks that come along with online identification, bring your own device (BYOD) policies or hacking threats and rather stick to what is considered safe but "old school".
Find out more on how to develop an e-assessment strategy for your institution. Let me share some first-hand experience with BYOD-exams using the Safe Exam Browser (SEB), a kiosk application locking down the examination computer (both on unmanaged devices as well as devices owned and managed by the institution).
Besides tech aspects you will understand the importance of organisational structures policies, procedures and compliance enforcement to ensure mandatory quality on high stake exams.