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ERIC Number: EJ791892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
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Fitch, Dale; Gibbs, Tashira; Peet, Melissa; Reed, Beth Glover; Tolman, Richard
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v36 n3 p319-333 2007-2008
For students in many professional programs, their written work remains the chief means for them to convey their understanding and application of material presented in the classroom. Within their papers are applications of learning objectives or competencies. However, when students are asked to aggregate their acquisition of competencies, or if the school would like to know which competencies students are acquiring, then we are immediately confronted with the fact that the data within these papers is locked up in proprietary data formats, e.g., .doc. This article describes our proof-of-concept research wherein we asked students to "tag" their work with specific competencies via XML and retrieved that data using a database management system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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