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Table 3 Concerns of students who choose not to take an online exam

From: Tertiary student attitudes to invigilated, online summative examinations

Concerned about Strongly agree Agree Neither Disagree Strongly disagree % Agree
Interruptions due to technical difficulties 45 37 - 11 3 85.4
Potential problems with slow/intermittent internet connection 44 28 - 19 5 75
Being interrupted by other people during exam 25 38 - 20 13 66.6
Being distracted by surroundings 21 36 - 29 10 59.4
Working under webcam for long periods of time 24 30 - 25 17 56.3
Unfamiliarity with/or uncertainty about technology 18 28 - 30 20 47.9
Need to setup own workspace with particular requirements 14 31 15 25 11 46.9
Not being able to ask for clarification/help with issues during exam 14 27 18 25 12 42.7
Lack of personal contact with exam supervisor & students 12 26 12 31 15 39.6
Using mouse and keyboard rather than handwriting 18 19 17 34 11 38.5
Lack of suitable workspace 16 18 17 34 11 35.4
Having sufficient space or light to set up webcam 13 16 19 30 18 30.2
Privacy issues in relation to facial recognition requirements 10 14 - 53 19 25
Setting up own webcam 8 15 17 35 21 24
Privacy issues in relation to keystroke recognition aspect 10 9 - 58 19 19.8