Using Computers to Support Formative Assessment of Assignments
Jun Zhang, Eva Heinrich, Massey University, New Zealand
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
It is generally acknowledged that using formative assessment properly can significantly improve student learning. Computers can be used in a number of ways to assist formative assessment. Unfortunately, currently available Computer Assisted Assessment applications and e-learning technologies do not support formative assessment of open-ended assignment tasks very well. This paper presents the results of a requirements analysis for transferring paper-based assessment skills into an e-learning environment to support formative assessment of electronically submitted assignments. A software system which satisfies the most important of these requirements is introduced.
Zhang, J. & Heinrich, E. (2005). Using Computers to Support Formative Assessment of Assignments. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4510-4515). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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