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Onscreen Marking Support for Formative Assessment

, , Massey University, New Zealand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This article addresses the possibilities of supporting formative assessment with eLearning tools. The context between formative assessment, summative assessment and tools in current eLearning environments is established before concepts for an onscreen marking tool, called MarkTool, in support of formative assessment are developed. The consultation process regarding onscreen marking and the resulting requirements for the MarkTool are described. This is followed by a report on first experience with using onscreen marking. The article then explores issues that need to be addressed for the wider application of onscreen marking. Finally, extensions to onscreen marking developing electronic repositories of marked student work are introduced that have the potential to positively impact on student learning and on the quality of marking feedback.


Heinrich, E. & Lawn, A. (2004). Onscreen Marking Support for Formative Assessment. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1985-1992). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .


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