In developing an Internet-delivered version of my introductory political science course, I found it a challenge to devise online tests that prevented cheating. To the maximum extent possible, I wanted to create an Internet course that mirrored my on-campus course and minimized opportunities to cheat on non-proctored tests using WebCT. Over the last four semesters, I used my on-campus courses to develop online tests in preparation for my first Internet-delivered course. With the advice and support of other faculty and staff, I developed online quizzes and exams using WebCT that support two Lead Forward goals. First, students learn to embrace and adapt to new and varied methods of evaluation. Instead of traditional pencil-and-paper in-class tests, students must be "change-able" enough to accept online testing techniques. Second, online testing builds students' technological literacy. Indeed, online tests are rapidly becoming the norm for graduate school placement and professional certification exams.
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Aguiar, Gary, "A Solution for Non-Proctored Online Tests Using WebCT" (2004). Bush Project Anthology. 8.