Blueprint for Computer-assisted Assessment by Joanna Bull

By Joanna Bull

The swift improvement and integration of computer-assisted evaluation (CAA) in mainstream post-compulsory academic associations at the present time make this an exhilarating and useful reference textual content. It offers a realistic, research-based advisor on a subject matter that's changing into more and more very important as academic review alterations and grows.The e-book addresses idea and perform, supplying a finished evaluate of many key points of CAA equivalent to: * query and attempt layout, scoring and research, and suggestions and integration with different evaluate tools* the position of CAA in suggestions techniques* wider use of expertise to help and increase evaluation* technical, operational and help issues.The authors current a lucid,balanced research of the strengths and weaknesses of CAA. this article will entice all these serious about larger or additional schooling who desire to version their CAA structures at the most sensible perform to be had.

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Additionally, if the case study is lengthy (ie contains more than one page of text) it is advisable to provide a paper copy of the study to which students can refer as they complete the questions online or on-screen. 46 Blueprint for computer-assisted assessment The following example, the ‘Excellent Credit Card Company’, was delivered to students in a Systems Modelling module at the University of Luton in 1999. 15). Excellent Credit Card Company The Excellent Credit Card Company operates on the continent.

If a suitable reply is obtained, the form and credit rating is passed to the card unit. The card unit allocates a unique PIN number from a file of available numbers and opens an account using a unique account number, again from a file of available numbers. The number is prefixed with the first letter of the client’s surname. The customer’s personal details and bank sort code account number are placed on the file. The account number is then passed to the card printing process. The card printing process uses the information on the customer’s account file to print a new card and the new PIN number on rice paper.

When writing assertion/ reason questions, keep in mind the following points: 44 Blueprint for computer-assisted assessment • The reason should be a free-standing sentence so that it can be considered separately from the assertion. Avoid using minor reasons. These can result in an ambiguous question. Repeat options A–E in full for each question. Use all five options as keys equally. • • • Each question below consists of an assertion and a reason. Indicate your answer from the alternatives below by circling the appropriate letter.

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