Introducing computer-assisted assessment : considerations for the new practitioner

Lingard, Matt (2005) Introducing computer-assisted assessment : considerations for the new practitioner. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 2 (2). pp. 69-75. ISSN 1740-5106

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Computer-assisted assessment (CAA), which is an all-encompassing term referring to the use of computers in the assessment process. This includes the use of computers for the delivery, marking, and recording of assessments as well as the provision of feedback. The use of CAA, which is really a relatively new development in UK Higher Education, is thought to be increasing significantly. This essay aims to outline the main considerations for individual lecturers wishing to embark upon the use of CAA. It is specifically aimed at the individual rather than at the institution and at new practitioners in particular. These issues have been explored under five main headings: assessment purpose, time, pedagogic, operational and technological and students. These are not discrete topics and furthermore the experience of the institution, within which the individual is operating, as regards CAA, will affect all of these considerations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; computer-assisted assessment; CAA; online learning
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 23 May 2016 14:43


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