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Online Marking of Essay-type Assignments

, , Massey University, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper discusses ideas around the online marking of essay-type student work. Arguments are provided why essay-type assignments are required and why current forms of online assessment are not sufficient to assess students Eknowledge and understanding. The paper then presents a requirement specification for an online marking tool, suggests a technical solution for such a tool and introduces a prototype application. The online marking approach is set into context of a university-wide project that deals with the administrative support structures required for handling the electronic submission of assignments on a large scale.


Heinrich, E. & Wang, Y. (2003). Online Marking of Essay-type Assignments. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 768-772). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .