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High-stakes remote-access open-book examinations

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Title: High-stakes remote-access open-book examinations
Authors: Sam, AH
Reid, MD
Amin, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented challenges in medical school assessments. Final year high-stakes assessments have classically used closed book examinations (CBEs). Alternative methods of assessment such as open book examinations (OBEs) are emerging but are not routinely used in final year medical school exams. OBEs encourage the use of problem-solving skills more akin to those used in real-life. There is currently limited data comparing OBEs with CBEs. A systematic review showed there was insufficient evidence to support the exclusive use of either CBEs or OBEs in assessment, however the studies conducted to date have rarely looked at high-stakes assessments due to concerns about the validity of OBEs1 .
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2020
Date of Acceptance: 1-May-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/79955
DOI: 10.1111/medu.14247
ISSN: 0308-0110
Publisher: Wiley
Start Page: 767
End Page: 768
Journal / Book Title: Medical Education
Volume: 54
Issue: 8
Copyright Statement: This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Social Sciences
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Education, Scientific Disciplines
Health Care Sciences & Services
Education & Educational Research
11 Medical and Health Sciences
13 Education
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Medical Informatics
Publication Status: Published
Conference Place: England
Online Publication Date: 2020-05-18
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine