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Tips for Effective Mobile Assessments

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Smartphones and tablets are everywhere, offering an economical way to put surveys and quizzes directly into the hands of learners. A single assessment can be delivered to different types of devices, with results processed centrally. Participants can access these assessments via email links, QR codes or mobile applications. This presentation will explain practical applications for mobile assessments and show how they complement assessments delivered in more traditional ways. It 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 describe the use of mobile assessments for surveys, quick quizzes, mobile testing “centers” and observational assessments. And it will explain best practices for creating surveys and quizzes suitable for mobile delivery, taking into account limitations on screen size, typing capabilities and bandwidth.


Place, J. (2012). Tips for Effective Mobile Assessments. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (p. 2844). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 13, 2022 from .