Using computer-based tests for information science

  • David Callear
  • Terry King

Abstract

The introduction of objective testing using computer software does not necessarily represent innovative assessment. Where tests occur as an add-on to a course, are timeconstrained, closed-book, invigilated, and where there is little (or no) feedback of results to the students, such testing is best regarded as an innovative technique for traditional summative assessment. A computer-based examination of this nature using the commercial software Question Mark has been operating for a number of years in the Department of Information Science at Portsmouth, in the second-year unit for Logic Programming, with student numbers up to 160.

DOI:10.1080/0968776970050105

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Callear, D., & King, T. (1). Using computer-based tests for information science. Research in Learning Technology, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v5i1.10548
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Assessment