ERIC Number: ED427743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Automatic Exams and Course Administration on the Web.
This paper describes a system that provides faculty with automatic testing and grading online facilities, as well as course administration resources, using the World Wide Web as a common and ubiquitous interface. The system was built using the Common Lisp HTTP Server from MIT and its functionality to generate HTML "on the fly," which offers the appropriate level of interactivity and flexibility needed to design such systems. It allows instructors to create exams and to manage them online, and it includes automatic grading and immediate feedback to students. Also, the system allows for automated scores bookkeeping: students may check their grades at any time and so may their instructor. It is argued that the system might be a useful framework for enhancing Web-centered education, and that the CL-HTTP server is an ideal instrument for easily achieving this sort of interactive and automatic management. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: WebNet 98 World Conference of the WWW, Internet and Intranet Proceedings (3rd, Orlando, FL, November 7-12, 1998); see IR 019 231. Figures may not reproduce clearly.