Top Tips for Effective Mobile Assessments
Jeff Place, Questionmark, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Smartphones and tablets offer the means of putting surveys and quizzes directly into the hands of learners. Using current technology, a single assessment can be delivered to different types of devices, with results processed centrally. What tools and processes that make this possible? What are the most practical applications for mobile assessments, and how can they complement assessments delivered in more traditional ways? This presentation will show how mobile delivery can be used on its own or as part of a blended delivery strategy to give learners retrieval practice, gather their opinions or test their knowledge while they are on the move. It will identify some key applications for mobile assessments, including surveys, quick quizzes, mobile testing “centers” and observational assessments. And it will explain best practices for creating surveys and quizzes that are well suited for mobile delivery, taking into account limitations on screen size, typing capabilities and bandwidth.
Place, J. (2011). Top Tips for Effective Mobile Assessments. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 841). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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