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E-assessment: An E-Learning Solution?

, School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, United Kingdom ; , Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom ; , Eduology, United Kingdom

International Journal on E-Learning ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


Assessment and learning are two sides of the same coin [Ramsden, 1992, Biggs, 1999] and their relationship has also been likened to the participants in a three-legged race [Harding & Craven, 2001]. The aim of this paper is to explore the potential of e-assessment to provide solutions to some of the challenges for e-learning. Drawing on decades of development in the United Kingdom higher education sector, this paper addresses key issues for e-learning, in particular the support of learners through formative assessment and detailed feedback and the benefits of, and barriers to, summative e-assessment for both learners and organisations.


Ashton, H., Beevers, C. & Bull, J. (2002). E-assessment: An E-Learning Solution?. International Journal on E-Learning. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 25, 2023 from .