DIGEXAM: Introduction, usability and evaluation of online exam results in digital learning environments and model-based online tools using EvaExam.

Responsible for the project:Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. med. (habil.) Hartmut Witte

Project duration: 01.01.2022 - 30.06.2024

Contact: Claudia Hönemann, Stefan Lutherdt, Hartmut Witte, Department of Biomechatronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ilmenau University of Technology

In the DIGEXAM project, the possibilities for competence-oriented digital testing using EvaExam online will be used and evaluated and substantiated by systematically collected data. Furthermore, it will be investigated how these possibilities can be further extended by the integration of an additional subject-specific online learning software (Complete Anatomy).

This combination, shown in Figure 1, will provide new learning, practice, and assessment formats, the use of which should lead to increased competency among students. The students can acquire content asynchronously, independent of location, individually, self-directed and at their own learning pace using the learning software provided. By means of the self-assessment carried out within EvaExam, the learning progress can also be checked individually and the level of competence achieved is made visible to the students.


Figure 1: Combination of new learning. Exercise and examination formats in the course of the project


The "Complete Anatomy" software makes it possible to expand the previous one- and two-dimensional teaching content as a learning and examination platform to a (pseudo-)three-dimensional knowledge transfer and review. Students recognize spatial positional relationships and apply them in independent digital "dissection exercises". The students' level of competence reached after completion of the series of courses is thus to be raised from pure understanding and first beginnings of application to the level of analysis.

Another claim and goal of the project is to improve the user-friendliness for the teachers by using the online examination format. Therefore, this aspect will also be examined more closely with regard to effort and time savings in the creation and evaluation of examinations.

With the results obtained, exemplary examination formats are to be developed with the participation of other subject areas from as many faculties as possible, which have similar requirements for the use of digital tools in online examination scenarios. At the end of the project, these scenarios should be available and tested with the participating departments.