ERIC Number: EJ724672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 18
Combing Online and Paper Assessment in a Web-Based Course in Undergraduate Mathematics
Engelbrecht, Johann; Harding, Ansie
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v23 n3 p217-231 2004
Online assessment in mathematics is becoming more prominent as mathematics and the internet become more compatible. This paper is based on a case study of a web-based calculus course in which a combination of paper and online assessment is used for assessing various activities. The paper first investigates what student assessment preferences are and shows that there is a leaning towards a preference for online assessment, yet students still show a preference for a combination of online and paper assessment for term tests. Secondly, the paper shows that standards are maintained when incorporating an equally weighted online component into the assessment model for the case under consideration. The investigations are conducted from a background of having been involved in teaching online mathematics courses for the last four years.
Descriptors: Internet, Calculus, Web Based Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education, College Mathematics, Mathematics Tests, Evaluation Methods, Online Courses, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa