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ERIC Number: EJ895068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Comparisons of Proctored versus Non-Proctored Testing Strategies in Graduate Distance Education Curriculum
Prince, Diane J.; Fulton, Richard A.; Garsombke, Thomas W.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v6 n7 p51-62 Nov 2009
The authors studied the testing pattern grades in four e-campus courses at Troy University with 76 graduate students. In their research, the authors found significant differences in average test grade scores between tests taken electronically without a proctor as compared to those administered using a live or a remote proctor overall. To control for differences among courses, a statistical test was solely conducted on the courses which had the same instructor, same text, and similar tests with comparable results; students scored significantly lower on proctored exams versus non-proctored exams. To enhance the quality of courses in the online environment, the researchers recommend several "best practices" pedagogical strategies based on their findings and an extensive literature review. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Virginia