ERIC Number: EJ1092268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Open Book Testing in Online Learning Environments
Rakes, Glenda C.
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v7 n1 p1-9 Spr 2008
One continuing concern associated with online courses is assessment of student performance. One option for online assessment is the use of open book tests. This study investigated the impact of training in open book test-taking strategies on student test performance in online, timed, unproctored, open book tests. When the tutorial was required immediately before the midterm examination, the experimental group scored significantly higher than the control group. The effect size or magnitude of the difference in means was moderate. When the tutorial was completed immediately before the midterm examination but was not completed before the final examination, the experimental group's mean final examination score was higher than the control group's score, but the difference was not significant.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Test Format, Test Wiseness, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Test Preparation, Achievement Gains, Scores, Graduate Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
University of Alabama. 152 Rose Administration, P.O. Box 870104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Web site: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A