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ERIC Number: ED428692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Web-Based Testing: A Form-Based Template for Creating Multimedia Enhanced Tests.
MacDougall, Glenn; Place, Craig; Currie, Duane
Acadia University (Nova Scotia) has completed year two of the Acadia Advantage initiative, which involved 1,500 students and 170 faculty using IBM notebook computers in the curriculum. By year 2000, all 4,000 students at Acadia University will have notebook computers and will be taking part in technology-enhanced courses. To assist faculty, the university developed a modular Automated Courseware Management Environment (ACME) which allows an instructor to easily create online courseware. The Online Testing Module (OTM) is one of the most successful modules, allowing faculty to prepare World Wide Web-based tests that include multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, incorporating formatted text, images, video, and audio. The module is template-based, and users create tests that can be randomized, graded, and results posted both to the students and instructor. The package has proved so successful that more than 1,000 online tests are taken and marked daily. Students using the testing package for tutorial assessment have responded very favorably to the ease of access and the ability to monitor their own progress. This paper describes access control and security, test taking, creating and editing a test, question types, formatting a test, test management and statistics, and programming. Five figures present sample screens. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada