Online assessment at higher education in COVID-19 Era

Online assessment at higher education in COVID-19 Era

Lo Van Pang University of Foreign Language Studies, The University of Da Nang, Vietnam
Since late April 2021, Vietnam has experienced the 4th outbreak of COVID-19. It was also the time to end the second semester of the school year at colleges and universities in Vietnam. To curb the pandemic, the Vietnam government has implemented many strict measures in public places, such as social distancing, quarantine processes, and embracing hygiene and sanitation throughout the country. As a result, almost all schools were closed, and both teachers and students had to work from home. This qualitative study sought to examine the lecturer’s experiences of online assessment at a regional university. Information was gathered by conducting multiple interviews via the Zalo application with 20 lecturers at the University of Foreign Language Studies. An analysis of the results of this study found the most preferred assessment methods to be written assignments, multiple-choice tests, quizzes, presentations, and oral examinations. In addition, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are believed to be the most popular testing environments. Through this study, many challenges of online assessment have been unveiled, such as cheating, teacher’s workload, and testing process problems.
higher education
online assessment
COVID-19 era

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