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ERIC Number: EJ1102019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Student Evaluation in Higher Education: A Comparison between Computer Assisted Assessment and Traditional Evaluation
Ghilay, Yaron; Ghilay, Ruth
Journal of Educational Technology, v9 n2 p8-16 Jul-Sep 2012
The study examined advantages and disadvantages of computerised assessment compared to traditional evaluation. It was based on two samples of college students (n=54) being examined in computerised tests instead of paper-based exams. Students were asked to answer a questionnaire focused on test effectiveness, experience, flexibility and integrity. Concerning each characteristic, responders were asked to relate to both kinds of evaluation (computerised and traditional). Furthermore, students were asked to evaluate home and classroom computerised exams. The research reveals that there is a significant advantage to computerised assessment in comparison to paper-based evaluation. The most powerful advantage of computer-assisted assessment found throughout the research, is a test's flexibility. The research findings point out that there is significant worthiness to adopt computerised assessment technologies in higher education, including home exams. Such a new method of evaluation is about to improve significantly the institutional educational administration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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