e-CAF: Flexible Marking Schemes for Electronic Coursework Assessment and Feedback
Shun Ha Sylvia Wong, Alan J. Sellers, Anthony J. Beaumont, Aston University, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Recent surveys reveal that many university students in the U.K. are not satisfied with the timeliness and usefulness of the feedback given by their tutors. Ensuring timeliness in marking can result in a reduction in the quality of feedback. Though suitable use of Information and Communication Technology should alleviate this problem, existing Virtual Learning Environments are inadequate to support detailed marking scheme creation and they provide little support for giving detailed feedback. This paper describes a unique new web-based tool called e-CAF for facilitating coursework assessment and feedback management directed by marking schemes. Using e-CAF, tutors can create or reuse detailed marking schemes efficiently without sacrificing the accuracy or thoroughness in marking. The flexibility in marking scheme design also makes it possible for tutors to modify a marking scheme during the marking process without having to reassess the students' submissions. The resulting marking process will become more transparent to students.
Wong, S.H.S., Sellers, A.J. & Beaumont, A.J. (2008). e-CAF: Flexible Marking Schemes for Electronic Coursework Assessment and Feedback. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2289-2297). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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