ERIC Number: EJ1123343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
E-Assessment: Challenges to the Legitimacy of VET Practitioners and Auditors
Callan, Victor J.; Johnston, Margaret A.; Clayton, Berwyn; Poulsen, Alison L.
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v68 n4 p416-435 2016
This research examines what practitioners in vocational education and training (VET) organisations and external auditors judge to be the key issues in the current and future use of e-assessment. Applying the framework of legitimacy theory, the study examined the tensions around the use and growth of e-assessment in training organisations, and challenges to both training bodies and auditors around their legitimacy to operate. Forty-eight interviews, 10 focus groups and 2 industry workshops were completed with practitioners and auditors who had in-depth experience in e-assessment and audit practices. Results revealed tensions between training providers and auditors around the current validity, authenticity and security of e-assessment. However, there was also strong agreement between the groups about the practical steps for resolving these tensions between auditors and VET institutions.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Evaluation, Audits (Verification), Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Industry, Workshops, Validity, Evaluators, Electronic Learning, Training Objectives, Data Interpretation
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