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A review of computer-assisted assessment

Conole, Gráinne and Warburton, Bill (2005) A review of computer-assisted assessment. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 13 (1). pp. 17-31. ISSN 0968-7769 (print)/1741-1629 (online)

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    Abstract

    Pressure for better measurement of stated learning outcomes has resulted in a demand for more frequent assessment. The resources available are seen to be static or dwindling, but Information and Communications Technology is seen to increase productivity by automating assessment tasks. This paper reviews computer-assisted assessment (CAA) and suggests future developments. A search was conducted of CAA-related literature from the past decade to trace the development of CAA from the beginnings of its large-scale use in higher education. Lack of resources, individual inertia and risk propensity are key barriers for individual academics, while proper resourcing and cultural factors outweigh technical barriers at the institutional level.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 18:47
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:07
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/587

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