Examination in Denmark is regulated by Ministerial Order. Up to 2001 video examination was not allowed. (...) A change of the Ministerial Order in 2004 allowed institutions to arrange exams as videoconferences on or off campus within Denmark. The students should be watched during the exam by a person appointed or accepted by the institution and no further preconditions were given. In 2006 it was added that the institution should assure that the security arrangements was the same as if the exam was ordinary - on campus. Besides that it was possible to get exemption from the order (BEK nr 867; BEK nr 231).
As a consequence Aalborg University applied on behalf of the master program in Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science for exemption so that it was possible to arrange video examinations.
(...) exams have been mediated with the help of Skype and have for all the students, examiners and external examiners been a challenge and opportunity and has brought new knowledge and experience.
The more experience the respondents have with video exams, the more satisfied they are with the exams and the more positive in their evaluation. Almost all of them think that video exams give the facilitator the possibility to test the outcomes and the external examiner the possibility to watch that the demands are in accordance with the outcomes defined and see to that the exams are completed in accordance with the rules. While all experienced responders found that dialogue between the examinee and the facilitator was possible to a high degree or a satisfaction degree there were responders which found that it was only to some degree.
Qvist, 2008. Online video examination. Video exams from the student’s point of view. Results from a questionnaire. Paper presented at Diverse Conference 2008 Haarlem, INHOLLAND University, The Netherlands, July 1 - July 3 2008