The application of computer-aided assessment to postgraduate study in sports management

Kitchin, Paul (2006) The application of computer-aided assessment to postgraduate study in sports management. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 3 (2). pp. 80-84. ISSN 1740-5106

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Computer-aided/assisted assessment (CAA), or Computer-based assessment (CBA) has been developed since the mass-expansion of the personal computer in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. A body of literature which reflects the relatively new nature of the field has been developed on the subject - Bull and Danson (2004) offer a comprehensive listing - although the common view is that CAA is ‘the use of computers to deliver, mark and analyse assignments or examinations’ (Bull and McKenna 2004). Other authors have investigated the use of CAA as a stand-alone assessment tool used in conjunction with class-based teaching or as a tool that is embedded within a virtual learning environment (VLE). This article does not intend to represent a typology of CAA forms, or a literature
review of its benefits, disadvantages or uses but will focus, instead, on theoretical and operational aspects of formative assessment within a specific framework - the kind of learning situation that arises in a class-based environment, accompanied by an online teaching environment such as WebCT.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; computer-aided assessment; computer-assisted assessment; formative assessment; virtual learning environment; VLE; web course tools; WebCT; sports management
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 790 Recreational & performing arts
Department: School of Human Sciences
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 09:52


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