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In March 2020, like other universities across the world, The UWI moved most of its final assessments online. Though there have been many opinions shared by lecturers and students on how successful the move was, research is only beginning to emerge analysing the experience. In his study, Dr. Ricardo Anderson (Dept. of Computing, FST-Mona), uses data from recent final assessment of courses in the Department of Computing to identify differences in student performance over comparative face-to-face periods of offer of the same courses. His research is published in the latest edition of The UWI Quality Education Forum (QEF) which is an annual peer-reviewed journal published by The UWI Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies (OBUS). The journal issue is entitled: “Navigating Higher Education in a Pandemic: Teaching and Assessment in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond”. Dr. Anderson documents the experiences of instructors in specific Computing courses where academic dishonesty is detected and discusses and synthesises the results in order to identify best practices from existing literature that may be applied.
To read the study (beginning on pg 78) or the journal issue: https://www.uwipress.com/journals/the-uwi-quality-education-forum/
To learn more about the Department of Computing: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/compsci/
Published on 29 Jul, 2021