Blueprint for Computer-assisted Assessment by Joanna Bull

By Joanna Bull

The quick improvement and integration of computer-assisted review (CAA) in mainstream post-compulsory academic associations this day make this an exhilarating and worthy reference textual content. It presents a pragmatic, research-based consultant on a subject matter that's changing into more and more vital as academic evaluation alterations and grows.The booklet addresses conception and perform, supplying a entire evaluate of many key points of CAA corresponding to: * query and attempt layout, scoring and research, and suggestions and integration with different overview equipment* the position of CAA in suggestions methods* wider use of expertise to aid and improve evaluate* technical, operational and aid issues.The authors current a lucid,balanced research of the strengths and weaknesses of CAA. this article will attract all these enthusiastic about greater or additional schooling who desire to version their CAA structures at the top perform to be had.

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Case study question A case study question is one which presents information in the form of a scenario or simulation which students must read and understand before responding to a series of questions. One advantage of the case study format is that it has the capacity to test higher level learning by requiring students to analyse material before answering questions. Due to the amount of reading involved, case study questions generally take students longer to answer than more standard MCQs or T/F questions.

T F All eukaryotic genes are organised into operons. 5 True/false questions True/false questions offer lecturers a very efficient method of testing a wide range of material in a short period of time. They can also be combined within an MCQ to create the more complex assertion-reason item. However, true/false questions do have a number of limitations: • • • Guessing – a student has a one in two chance of guessing the correct answer to a question. It can be difficult to write a statement which is unambiguously true or false – particularly for complex material.

However, in times of growing student numbers and decreasing resources, objective testing can offer a valuable and viable addition to the range of assessment types available to a lecturer. 1 provides a summary of some of the advantages and disadvantages of objective tests. Tests Objective tests fit within the definitions for assessment types given in the Introduction. There are a number of ways in which objective tests can be used. • • • Diagnostic Such tests may help a lecturer modify course content to fit students’ needs or identify students who need additional help or do not need to take modules.

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