Current Research Activity

OLT Innovation and Development grant awarded: ID15-4747 'Transforming exams across Australia: processes and platform for e-exams in high stakes, supervised environments' 2016-2018.

OLT Seed e-Exam project final report released.

e-Exam trials are complete for 2014-2015 (see results section). Publications write-up underway.

Expressions of interest now being sought for 2017. We have a doubled sided flyer outlining 'phase 1' exam trials with a full roadmap on the reverse.

  • Calling Monash academics! Run an e-exam trial in your 2017 unit. Read more about the Monash trials.
  • Calling UQ academics! Run an e-exam trial in your 2017 course. Read more about the UQ trials.
  • Calling CQU academics! Run an e-exam trial in your 2017 course. Contact Dr Michael Cowling at CQU.
  • Calling UTAS academics! Run an e-exam trial in your 2016 unit. Contact Dr Andrew Fluck at UTAS.
  • For all other institutions on the OLT ID grant (2016 to 2018) [ANU, ECU, Macquarie, RMIT, UniSA], please contact the project leader, Dr Mathew Hillier.

Upcoming Presentations:

Completed Research

Publications and presentations relating to the current phase of work on the e-Exam system version 5.

Overview

e-Exam pedagogical implementation roadmap [PDF] - A one page strategy outline for scaling up pedagogically rich e-Exams at an Institution.

Trial Result Summaries - UQ 2013-2015

Refereed

Hillier, M. (2017) "Bridging the digital divide with an off-line e-learning and e-assessment platform", Presented at 'Expanding Horizons in Open & Distance Learning', Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Bi-annual conference, 5-7 February, Melbourne, Australia [download full text][download slides PDF].

Fluck A, & Hillier, M. (2016) "Innovative assessment with eExams", Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference, Brisbane, 29 Sep to 2 Oct. [download full text]

Hillier, M (2015) "To type or handwrite: student's experience across six e-Exam trials", ASCILITE Conference, Perth, 29 Nov - 2 Dec. [Full paper], [Slides with 2015 results included].

Hillier, M & Fluck, A (2015) "A pedagogical end game for exams: a look 10 years into the future of high stakes assessment", ASCILITE Conference, Perth, 29 Nov - 2 Dec. [short paper], [Slides].

Gregory, S., Jacka, L., Hillier, M. and Grant S. (2015) "Using virtual worlds in rural and regional educational institutions" Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, Vol. 25 (2), pp. 73-90. (This paper explores the use of the e-Exam System as the basis for an offline e-learning delivery platform).

Hillier, M (2015) "Filling the learning analytics gap for high-stakes exams", HERDSA Conference, Melbourne, 6-9 July 2015. [Abstract and Poster].

Fluck, A & Hillier, M (2015) "eExams for curriculum transformation", HERDSA Conference, Melbourne, 6-9 July 2015. [Abstract for Roundtable].

Hillier, M (2015) "e-Exams with student owned devices: Student voices", International Mobile Learning Festival 2015, Hong Kong, 22-23 May 2015 [view full paper] (refereed abstract).

Hillier, M & Fluck, A (2015) "Transforming Exams into e-Exams", Proceedings of the International Conference on Assessment for Learning in Higher Education, 14-15 May, Hong Kong. [refereed abstract] [view slides]

Hillier, M (2014) "The Very Idea of e-Exams: Student (Pre)conceptions" [Full paper], Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 24-26 November, Dunedin New Zealand. [pre-press] [view slides]

Hillier, M (2014) "e-Exams at University of Queensland: Trial Results 2014" [Poster], Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 24-26 November, Dunedin New Zealand. [Poster A4]

Gregory, S., Jacka, L., Hillier, M. and Grant S. (2014) "Using virtual worlds in rural and regional educational institutions" in 3 Decades On: Reflections Upon Rural Education - Achievements, Challenges and Future Directions, Proceedings of the 30th Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Conference, 1-3 October, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

Fluck, A and Hillier, M (2014) "eExams Transforming Curriculum", 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference, 30 September - 3 October, Adelaide. [session synopsis]

Hillier, M and Fluck, A (2014) "e-Exam System v5: A Secure, Scalable, Ethical Approach to High Stakes e-Assessment" [Poster], Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference 7-10 July, Hong Kong. [read abstract] [view poster]

Hillier, M and Tran, L (2014) "Student Perceptions of e-Exams: Hopes and Fears" [Special Presentation], Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference 7-10 July, Hong Kong. [read abstract] [view slides]

Hillier, M and Fluck, A (2013) "Arguing again for e-Exams for high examinations" Proceedings of the 30th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 1-4 December, Macquarie University Sydney, Australia. [view slides]

Hosted Events & Edited Proceedings

Hillier, M (ed) (2014) "Final Answer: The Question of Summative eAssessment. Proceedings of eAssessment Scotland 2014 Online Conference", 8-19 September, Dundee, Scotland, UK & Brisbane, Australia. [Session synopses and recordings of all 8 sessions]

Presentations & Meetings

Hillier, M & Fluck, A. (2016) "Exam Analytics: how authentic can we get" Workshop on 27 Nov at Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI) for Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference, Adelaide, 28-30 Nov.

Hillier, M & Coleman, M. (2016) "OLT e-Exams: Authentic Assessment" (briefing/demo), Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn campus, 10 Oct.

Hillier, M. (2016) "Pushing the boundaries of authentic high-stakes assessment for the 21st century" (talk/briefing), University of New South Wales Sydney, 22 Sep. [abstract]

Hillier, M, & Fluck A. (2016) "Ramping up the authenticity of high-stakes supervised assessment for the 21st century" (workshop), Macquarie University, Sydney, 23 Sep. [abstract][slides PDF]

Hillier, M & Fluck A. (2016) "An off-line e-assessment platform for Computer Science education" (poster), ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) Conference, Melbourne, 9 to 11 Sep [Download A4 poster][Download lightening talk slides].

Hillier, M (2016) "Transforming Exams Across Australia - Exams of 2030" (poster), Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Conference, Melbourne, 28 to 29 April [Download A4 poster].

Hillier, M (2016) "e-Exam Trials at Monash" briefing, Faculty of Business & Economics Education Committee, Monash Collins Street campus, 24 March.

Hillier, M (2016) "Exploring e-Exams Technology" (workshop), UWA Assessment Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 17 March [2:30pm-3:30pm].

Hillier, M (2016) "Transforming Assessment and Exams with Technology" (invited keynote), UWA Assessment Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 17 March [11:15am-12pm].

Hillier, M (2016) "Developing exams for the twenty first century" presentation, Australian Business Deans Council, Geelong 1 Feb.

Hillier, M (2015) "e-Exams and assessment" briefing, University of Western Australia, Perth 3 Dec.

Hillier, M (2015) "e-Exams: Developing exams for the twenty first century" presentation, Edith Cowan University, Perth 3 Dec.

Hillier, M (2015) "Welcome to the Future (of Assessment for 21C Skills) ", Faculty of Business & Economics, Innovation Incubator Residential Workshop, Cape Schanck Resort, 10 Nov.

Hillier, M (2015) "e-Assessment and e-Exams" presentation, Auckland University of Technology, 7 September.

Hillier, M (2015) "Transforming Exams Across Australia - National OLT project brief", Exams Network Conference, University of Auckland, 3 Sept.

Hillier, M (2015) "About e-assessment and e-exams", Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Lower Hutt, 31 Aug.

Hillier, M (2015) "Filling the learning analytics gap for high-stakes exams", HERDSA Conference, Melbourne, 6-9 July 2015.

Fluck, A and Hillier, M (2015) "eExams for curriculum transformation" (Roundtable discussion), HERDSA Conference, Melbourne, 6-9 July 2015.

Hillier, M (2015) "Transforming Assessment and Exams", Institute for Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 26 and 28 May 2015.

Hillier, M (2015) "About e-Exams", Invited Seminar, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 20 May [view slides].

Hillier, M (2015) "Transforming Exams with E-Exams", Course co-ordinators workshop, [via video conference], James Cook University, Cairns, 27 Jan 2015.

Hillier, M (2014) "Transforming Exams: bring-your-own laptop to high-stakes e-exams", Staff seminar, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, 1PM 4 December 2014.

Hillier, M (2014) "Transforming Exams: BYO laptops for e-Exams at University of Queensland", Staff seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, 11AM 1 December 2014.

Hillier, M (2014) "e-Exams", Private briefing, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch, NZ, 1PM 28 November 2014.

Hillier, M. (2014) "BYOD e-Exam Trials at UQ", UQ Teaching and Learning week, St Lucia campus, University of Queensland, 1.30PM 3 November.

Hillier, M (2014) "Transforming Exams: Results from the 2014 BYOD e-Exam Trials at University of Queensland" [slides], Invited Presentation, Educational Innovation Through Technology conference, Brisbane, Australia, 28 Oct.

Fluck, A (2014) "BYOD on-campus eExams at University of Tasmania (UTAS)" [invited presentation], Joint eAssessment Scotland and Transforming Assessment Online Conference, 8 September. [session synopsis and recording]

Hillier, M (2014) "UQ: BYOD for e-Exam Trial outcomes" [slides], Presentation (via online video conference), Exams Network Conference, University of New England, Armadale, Australia, 20 Aug.

Hillier, M (2014) "e-Exams: UQ trial findings", Private briefing, Centere for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 4 July.

Hillier, M (2014) "Transforming Assessment with e-Assessment", Seminar, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore, 15 July.

Hillier, M (2014) "e-Exams", Private briefing, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore, 16 July.

Hillier, M (2014) "e-Exams", Private briefing, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, 16 July.

Hillier, M (2014) "UQ e-exams trial preliminary findings" [Slides], ASCILITE Live! webinar Series, National University of Singapore, 15 May

Hillier, M (2014) "Transforming Assessment with e-assessment for e-exams" [Slides], Global Links Speaker Series, Bond University, Gold Coast, 4 April

Hillier, M (2014) "e-Exams", Teaching Innovations Conference, University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, 29 Jan

Hillier, M (2013) "Arguing for e-Exams" [Slides] Transforming Assessment in the Digital Era, Melbourne.

Hillier, M (2013) "Exploring e-Exams for high stakes assessment" [Slides] Examinations Network Conference, Brisbane.

Presented at UQ T&L Week (Flipped Classroom Expo) - Monday 28 Oct 2013 10-11am, Learning Innovation Building 17 Level 2

Presented at UQ T&L Week (Science-EAIT T&L Showcase) Wednesday 30 Oct 2013, 10.30-12noon. 316/316A, Level 3, Advanced Engineering Building (49)

Other Documents

Hillier, M (2014) "e-Exams: UQ Trial Outcomes S1 2014" A general information presentation with system overview and first phase trial findings.

Hillier, M (2013) "Argument Map – of a 'wicked' problem!" diagram.

Background literature, research and a bibliography.

Fluck, A (2013) 'e-Exams Transforming Curriculum' Transforming Assessment webinar, 13 March (a presentation relating to the predecessor project at UTAS)

e-Assessment Zotero library items tagged with 'e-exams'.

Related resources

Transforming Assessment - our sister site with e-Assessment examples.