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ERIC Number: ED500184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
Instructional and Evaluative Use of Online Contests: A Pilot Study for Undergraduate Information Technology Course
Cevik, Abdullah; Akbulut, Yavuz
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Educational Technology (IETC) Conference (7th, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 3-5, 2007)
The current study aims to contribute to classroom instruction of undergraduate education faculty students through development of an online contest, and evaluation of test items based on participants' responses. It is a pilot study which covers four units of a single course offered in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies at Anadolu University. Students are provided with the opportunity to practice their skills on-line whenever and wherever they want. The research process involved four successive and interdependent steps, namely design, development, application and evaluation. An on-line testing program which has both a learner and instructor version was prepared. Questions were gathered from different sources along with the ones prepared by researchers. Item facility, item discrimination and distractor efficiency indices of questions were calculated by the program after it was piloted with 32 undergraduate students. Features of the program and implications for instruction were provided as well. (Contains 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey