Teaching with Technology

Closed Books Exams: Relic or Relevant?

Printby Sandy Gambill, Instructional Designer, Reinert Center

ProfHacker, a blog about “teaching, technology, and productivity” in the Chronicle of Higher Education, never fails to make me think.

This week, coming off midterm exam period at SLU, they have me thinking about closed book exams.

Are closed book exams still relevant in a world where memory has been offloaded to a device in your pocket?  What are we testing with closed book exams?  Join the conversation at