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Online Quizzes in the day of Siri and Alexa: Measuring the learning of the student, not the personal assistant.
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, University of Phoenix, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-45-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Artificial intelligence is going to school and quizzes may need to be revised to account for the use of personal assistants and Google searches by online students. This paper presents findings from a literature search exploring effective quiz mechanisms for online delivery to minimize or prevent cheating by students using digital tools. While institutions consider purchasing and implementing software solutions and wrestle with academic policy changes to define and prevent new forms of cheating, instructors can be proactive in their online courses by personalizing contact with their students, making clear what is considered cheating, creating quiz questions that are based on a scenario or application rather than knowledge or comprehension, checking all online quizzes by pretesting the test using a digital personal assistant , rethinking testing to include weekly formative quizzes allowing multiple attempts and counting under 20 percent of the grade, and setting a timer and other setting parameters for summative tests that appear one question at a time with backtracking prohibited. Taking these steps can help create an environment where academic honesty is favored over dishonesty and where digital personal assistants are not acing the course.

Citation

Miller, O. (2019). Online Quizzes in the day of Siri and Alexa: Measuring the learning of the student, not the personal assistant. In S. Carliner (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 102-107). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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