Evaluating Learning Online: Designing Open Book Exams
Capital University of Science & Technology has given special focus to the capacity building of faculty for effective online teaching, after the situation due to COVID-19. Regular trainings are being conducted to enhance the online teaching skills of faculty members. Third session of this training series was conducted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. More than 65 faculty members participated in this training session from all the departments of university. Dr. Sabahat Haqqani, Assistant Professor from Management Sciences Department was the resource person of this session titled “Evaluating Learning Online: Designing Open Book Exams”.
Several important insights and action items were accomplished through this training session. It focused on designing online assessment from andragogic perspective to allow teachers help students demonstrate achievement of their course learning outcomes in a fair, reliable and valid manner. The training session covered the key elements of well-designed open book assessment in accordance with the limitations and strengths of the online environment. Examples of best practice were demonstrated for structuring and crafting questions for online open book assessment.
Dr. Amir Qayyum, Dean QEC in his concluding remarks expressed his satisfaction to note that the resource person has made all efforts to create a good understanding of designing open book exams. Faculty members participated whole heartedly in this session and made best use of their time.