—According to the Bologna declaration, the Finnish
National Defence University (NDU) provides undergraduateand
graduate-level courses in academic and military disciplines.
Military technology is one of the major learning aims at the
NDU. Learning aims in master level technology courses are on
scientific knowledge, understanding how technology is related
to science, and life-long learning in technology-based working
environments. Sensor technology is one of the key elements for
surveillance and target acquisition principles. This study
presents one development concept in assessment research and
how it has been applied to learning sensors. Obligatory lectures
and exercises are specific to NDU’s teaching environment. As
such, they are effective methods for co-operative learning and
teacher resource utilization. On the other hand, distance
education features have been actively added to NDU’s
curriculum structures. Exams can estimate students’ learning
outcome and act as tools to diversify teaching processes. When
aiming for better student motivation and learning results,
enough space must be given for students’ contributions in
—Action research, distance education, open
A. J. Rissanen is with the National Defence University, Santahamina,
00861 Helsinki, Finland (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: A. J. Rissanen, "Developing an Open Book Examination in a Sensor Technology Course," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 148-152, 2016.