ERIC Number: ED481746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Incorporating On-Line Testing into Face-to-Face Traditional Information Systems Courses.
Granger, Mary J.; McGarry, Nina
One of the critical components in the curriculum is evaluation of students' knowledge or the amount they learned in the course. Over time, the assessment process has not changed significantly; it is only recently that university instructors are turning to technology for assistance in this labor-intensive task. There are disadvantages and advantages for both instructors and students of online testing. Much of the discussion surrounding alternative testing implementation centers on various learning styles. One question is: Why do we continue to assess students in traditions set long ago? Some other questions are raised: Does the online testing improve student learning and achievement? Can/should instructors tailor tests to student's preferences for learning? How does the creation of online exams affect the instructors workload? This research looks at two traditional face-to-face Information Systems courses which incorporated online testing into their curriculum and begins to provide some answers to these questions. (Contains 18 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM) Annual Conference: International Conference on Informatics Education Research (ICIER) (17th, Barcelona, Spain, December 13-15, 2002); see IR 058 850.