Revisiting objective tests: A case study in integration at honours level

Maclaran, Pauline and Sangster, Alan (2000) Revisiting objective tests: A case study in integration at honours level. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 8 (2). pp. 58-68. ISSN 0968-7769

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This paper examines the background to computer‐assisted assessment and shows how certain misconceptions or ‘myths’ have arisen around its use. It then discusses an actual implementation of computerized multiple‐choice question (MCQ) tests, addressing both the main theoretical issues, and the practicalities of the design and administration process. It confirms that honours‐level learning can be appropriately assessed using summative computer‐based objective tests, not just in the eyes of the adopting academic, but also in the eyes of the students. Care should, however, be taken to adopt a flexible implementation that is responsive to unforeseen problems.

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: 10 Apr 2009 10:38
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 09:15

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