CDTA12014 | Online Teaching, Assessment and Feedback
Open conversation: Sharing your experiences with take-home exams (Webinar)
For NUS Staff
Credit Hours: 1.00
Fee: Free
No Available Class

In light of the COVID-19 situation, there is a need to employ alternative examination strategies that allow students to take an assessment remotely. A common strategy is the take-home exam—an open-book exam that students take at home. There are significant benefits to using such a strategy in that teachers can devise questions that encourage higher-order thinking skills. However, open-book exams come with challenges, especially how to develop and devise effective exam questions that require students to apply their knowledge through analysis and critical thinking. For this open conversation, we invite colleagues interested in using this strategy, as well as colleagues with experience in setting take-home exams, to share their experiences and concerns. We hope that through open dialogue we will be able to identify how such a strategy can be used in the upcoming examination period and to connect colleagues with the support they may need to develop such examinations.


Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the challenges and concerns in conducting take-home exams
  • Identify strategies to plan take-home exams



Adrian LEE, Deputy Director, CDTL
Mark GAN, Associate Director, CDTL
Kiruthika RAGUPATHI, Associate Director, CDTL

Offered by the Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning (CDTL)