Exam Setting and Moderation in a Transnational Engineering Programme

Ghannam, R. , Allan, W. and Roy, S. (2020) Exam Setting and Moderation in a Transnational Engineering Programme. Transnational Engineering Education Using Technology Workshop (TREET 2020), Glasgow, UK, 31 Jul 2020. ISBN 9781728188522 (doi: 10.1109/TREET50959.2020.9189755)

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Abstract

The practice of writing effective exam questions has attracted plenty of interest in the literature. However, the process of exam setting and moderation has received little attention. Thus, the aim of this manuscript is to describe our approach in exam setting and moderation for a transnational education (TNE) programme between the University of Glasgow and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). Each year, Glasgow University staff members prepare main and resit exam papers for 32 courses in the electronic and electrical engineering subject group. To ensure a smooth workflow and a relatively quick turnover of high-quality exam papers each year, we describe the best practices in exam setting, as well as our approach in exam moderation using a new moderation form and a new system for uploading exam papers online. This new system was designed to facilitate a solid dialogue between exam setters and examiners, so that all summative assessments are fair, consistent and reliable. These best practices can be used by engineering faculty to make informed decisions regarding the process of exam setting and moderation in a transnational engineering programme.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ghannam, Dr Rami and Allan, Mr William and Roy, Professor Scott
Authors: Ghannam, R., Allan, W., and Roy, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781728188522
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 IEEE
First Published:First published in 2020 Transnational Engineering Education using Technology (TREET)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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