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Utilizing electronic exams in programming courses: a case study

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDULEARN16 Proceedings : 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, Spain. 4-6 July, 2016
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-84-608-8860-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameEDULEARN proceedings
ISSN (Print)2340-1117


ConferenceInternational Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Period1/01/00 → …


A great number of university students’ work during their studies, leading to problems with the scheduling of courses and examinations. One way to solve the problem related to exams is to utilize electronic tests, which allow flexible timetables and video­-based control against cheating. In Finland, a consortium of 20 universities is using a recently developed electronic examination system called Exam. The system supports essay and multiple choice examinations in particular. In this study, we experiment with the Exam system in computer programming tests. The outcome of the study is discussed from both the students’ and teachers’ perspectives.


  • Electronic exam, Programming education, Exam room, Student feedback

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland