Let Your Students Cheat on Exams
Mathematics and Statistics
Education | Science and Mathematics Education
What if your students could access any resource during a test? How would they react? How would you react? This paper presents some results from a trial of allowing students access to notes, calculators, and any device connected to the internet, which occurred during a midterm in a second-year ordinary differential equations university course. This was generally well-received by the students and feedback informed a subsequent use of this approach in a mathematical reasoning course. I argue that this open-resource exam protocol affords the opportunity for less routine and possibly more conceptual engagement with mathematics.
Technology, undergraduate mathematics, differential equations education, summative assessment, digital resources
Wes Maciejewski. "Let Your Students Cheat on Exams" PRIMUS (2020): 685-697. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511970.2019.1705450