Sticking plaster or long-term option? Take-home exams at Heriot-Watt University

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This paper explores the implementation of take-home exams at Heriot-Watt University: open-book, uninvigilated, open-web exams taken over a 24-hour period. Drawing primarily on a university-wide student survey, but also on three projects focused on particular parts of the university, the pape provides a picture of the impact of take-home exams at Heriot-Watt. The findings suggest that, while take-home exams have important benefits over traditional exams, students need support to understand the assessment requirements in order to manage their time and effort.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssessment and Feedback in a Post-Pandemic Era
Subtitle of host publicationA time for learning and inclusion
EditorsPatrick Baughan
PublisherAdvance HE
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781916359352
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2021


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