Update on IO 1
Category : Dissemination
Imagine Bachelor and Master degrees being completed online. Envision students enrolled in online degree programs, taking validated assignments and exams from home or any other location of choice. Increasingly mobile and flexible online offered education asks for more flexible and off-campus examination procedures in the near future.
In the past months, Risbo has taken steps towards this goal, by starting with collecting of information on current laws and regulations about (inter)national privacy, fraud and security. Meetings with experts in the field of education accreditation like the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), and the Privacy Officer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam- who is an expert on privacy, fraud and security – have well informed our research.
Early 2018 will start off with the actual testing of online assessment. Students will take proctored assignments and exams within MOOCs and within Educational Programmes. For these pilots, Risbo is excited to collaborate with the IHS and RSM who have both developed MOOCs. Other departments at de Erasmus University have shown interest to collaborate as well. Eventually, these pilots contribute to the collective development of a guideline for educational institutions who are interested in online proctoring in the near future.
Risbo/Erasmus University Rotterdam is looking forward to the first outcomes and will keep you posted in the upcoming year!