Computer-assisted Assessment in Higher Education

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Sally Brown, Philip Race, Joanna Bull
Kogan Page, 1999 - Education - 205 pages
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Assessment is widely recognized as an integral part of learning for students at all levels; it can also be the bane of a teacher's or lecturer's life. Evolving information and communications technology now offers ways of reducing the burden of assessment work and giving feedback without losing the developmental benefits for students of assessment. This book draws on a range of expertise to share good practice and explore new ways of using appropriate technologies in assessment. It provides both a strategic overview and pragmatic proposals for the use of computers in assessment. Contents include: designing and using multiple-choice questions and standard question formats; using computer-assisted assessment to provide feedback; using ICT to support innovative assessment; and technical and operational issues.

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About the author (1999)

Sally Brown is Director of Member's Services at the Institute of Teaching and Learning and has written extensively on Higher Education.

Phil Race works part-time in the Staff and Departmental Development Unit at the University of Leeds, and for the rest of his time runs training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organisations throughout the UK, and gives keynotes and workshops at conferences on teaching and learning. He has also worked abroad, and has visited Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Holland, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece, Israel, Sweden and Singapore in recent years.

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