PePP: Partnership for Innovative E-Exams Project Network of Baden-Württemberg Universities

Open book upload exams, online exams with video supervision, oral online exams - a lot has changed for students and teachers in recent semesters. Especially in the area of digital examination formats. In order to be able to maintain the success checks as far as possible without any loss of quality, but avoiding larger meetings, the universities have developed many creative solutions in a very short time.

Contact persons at the ZML
Sarah Holstein
Phone: +49 721 608-48219

The PePP project (Partnership for Innovative E-Examinations - Project Network of Baden-Württemberg Universities) exists to share these experiences with one another and, building on them, to develop new formats that enable digital examinations even in a post-Corona era, as well as to bundle potential opportunities and challenges of computer-based examination formats and to jointly test technical-didactic and organizational innovations. The project is helping to sustainably strengthen the digitization of teaching, learning and testing at Baden-Württemberg's universities.

In addition to the nine state universities, the Higher Education Network for Digitization in Baden-Württemberg (HND-BW) and the Higher Education Didactics Center (HDZ) are part of the partnership. The project is funded by the Foundation Innovation in Higher Education within the program "Higher Education Teaching through Digitization" in the funding period from October 2021 to July 2024.

Several institutions at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are involved in the project: In addition to the Center for Medial Learning (ZML), the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) and the Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) are also involved.

The focus is particularly on expanding options for conducting online examinations - both on campus and remotely (distance examinations). To this end, new technical developments will be tested and evaluated. In addition, the scope of question formats is to be expanded within the framework of the project. Thus, the use of the ViPLab application, which is already established at the University of Stuttgart, is expected to start at KIT in the summer semester of 2022. With this solution, teachers can integrate programming tasks into the exam. From 2024, it is also planned to use an e-assessment platform for graphical modeling tasks, which is currently being developed in the KEA-Mod project.

In addition to overall KIT coordination, the ZML will take on the task of testing the emerging solutions with various user groups, documenting and evaluating the testing, and creating training materials for future use. During the whole project period, we are interested in a close exchange with the users and would like to give them the opportunity to contribute impulses. For this purpose, the ZML will start a regular exchange on January 18, to which all interested parties are invited. Further events of this kind will follow.