ERIC Number: ED396745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Automatization of Student Assessment Using Multimedia Technology.
Taniar, David; Rahayu, Wenny
Most use of multimedia technology in teaching and learning to date has emphasized the teaching aspect only. An application of multimedia in examinations has been neglected. This paper addresses how multimedia technology can be applied to the automatization of assessment, by proposing a prototype of a multimedia question bank, which is able to handle questions containing not only text but also images, graphs, audio, and video recordings. One issue in automatization of student assessment is the availability of question banks. Some questions (text) can be grouped together with a single object (a graph, video recording, etc.), and some objects should only be displayed in portions relevant to the selected questions. Choosing which parts of the object to accompany questions has become a non-trivial task. An object-oriented technology provides a feature of message passing from one object to another. The object is stored as an aggregate of its components, not as an unbreakable unit, so the relevant parts of the object can be presented together with the corresponding questions. Section 1 of this paper is an introduction; section 2 describes the structure of multimedia questions, which consists of the object part and the question part; section 3 explains how to retrieve questions from the database, both through object based retrieval and question based retrieval; section 4 presents sample results; and section 5 provides a conclusion. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Object Oriented Programming; Question Banks; Questions
Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931.