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ERIC Number: EJ1102601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Evaluation of Knowla: An Online Assessment and Learning Tool
Thompson, Meredith Myra; Braude, Eric John
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v54 n4 p483-512 Jul 2016
The assessment of learning in large online courses requires tools that are valid, reliable, easy to administer, and can be automatically scored. We have evaluated an online assessment and learning tool called Knowledge Assembly, or Knowla. Knowla measures a student's knowledge in a particular subject by having the student assemble a set of arbitrarily sized scrambled fragments into a logical order using a web-based interface. Instructors can use Knowla to create assessments and grading criteria. Initial testing of the tool indicates that the measure is reliable and that students access critical thinking skills as they engage with the material. Additionally, testing demonstrates that Knowla can be used to assess learning gains in a subject area. Knowla also shows promise as a learning tool and has already been integrated into university courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Formula; Flesch Reading Ease Formula; National Assessment of Educational Progress; SAT (College Admission Test)
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