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Teacher’s Attitudes towards Electronic Examination - a Qualitative Perspective

Małgorzata Ćwil
Kozminski University/Department of Quantitative Methods and Applications of Computer Science in Management, Warsaw, Poland

Abstract—The objective of this paper is to present new research on teacher perspective on electronic examinations and their use in a university environment. The motivation for this lecturer-centered research stems from the fact that most articles concerning e-exams contain research with regard to students and their performance while taking part in this type of tests. In order to obtain information about their attitude towards e-exams eight lecturers from a private Polish university with different backgrounds were interviewed in detail. This qualitative research determined the main advantages and disadvantages of performing electronic exams instead of traditional pen and paper exams. Those factors were divided into four main groups – advantages and drawbacks concerning the process of preparation this kind of exams, process of conducting them, process of assessment and also some general statements. According to the conducted research, introducing electronic exams at the university has a lot of positive impacts on lecturer work. In most of the cases it saves a lot of professor’s time and effort. The lecturer does need to create many different groups of the test, as the questions can be randomly assigned from the databases. Answers for closed-ended questions are automatically checked, while those for open-ended questions are easy to read. However, at the same time it is very important for the university to provide suitable conditions for lecturers to enable them to conduct e-exams in teachers-friendly manner, such as - proper classroom equipment or technical support. 
Index Terms—electronic exam, e-exam, lecturers' attitudes

Cite: Małgorzata Ćwil, "Teacher’s Attitudes towards Electronic Examination - a Qualitative Perspective," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 77-82, March 2019. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.5.1.77-82